Association of Science Teachers

Conference Information

AST Provincial Conference 2014
Time for Science

Registration Is Now Open For Teachers

The Association of Science Teachers holds a conference on the fourth Friday of October every year. The conference offers a broad range of sessions pertaining to grades primary through twelve and covering the many disciplines of science. The next conference will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014.

 

Proposed Schedule
Friday, October 24, 2014

Session 5
Full Day Session
9:00 - 2.30
3 3/4 hours

Break
10:15 - 10:45

Lunch
12:00 - 1:15

Session 4
Full Morning Session
9:00 - 12:00
2 1/2 hour workshops

Break: 10:15 - 10:45

Session 1
9:00 - 10:15
75 minute workshops

Break: 10:15 - 10:45
Session 2
10:45 - 12:00
75 minute workshops
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:15
Session 3
1:15 - 2:30
75 minute workshops

Online Registration for conference 2013 will begin in September.

Site Details:

  • The conference will be held at Halifax West High School, 283 Thomas Raddall Drive, Clayton Park, NS, B3S 1R1.   
  • See below to view a map to the site.  If you wish to print the map, right click on the map and choose "Print Picture"
  • Driving directions - from outside of Halifax/Dartmouth - take the Bicentennial Highway (Hwy 102) and take exit 2A - Bayers Lake, Lacewood Drive.  At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto Lacewood Drive (toward the Future Inn, Home Depot, etc.).  At your third set of lights - (with Parkland Dr on your left and Regency Park Dr on your right) turn right onto Regency Park Drive.  Near the end of this street, turn left onto Thomas Radall Drive.  Halifax West High School is on the left.
  • Driving directions - from within HRM - drive to Lacewood Drive.  Turn onto Regency Park Drive (near Swiss Chalet, Smitty's, etc.).  Near the end of this street turn left onto Thomas Radall Dr, Halifax West is on your left.
  • Parking -  We have limited on-site parking.  Due to the nature of many of the workshops, the AST conference must be held at a large high school with a variety of science and computer labs.  We often have 800+ participants, plus presenters and exhibitors.  No school in Nova Scotia has enough parking for 1000 people.  However, you may park along Parkland or Thomas Raddall Drive. We will have student volunteers outside helping with parking on the day of the conference.  If you are staying at the Future Inn you may want to walk - it is a short distance and this will allow you to avoid the congested parking area.  Please carpool if possible.  Please note that parking is NOT available at Soccer Nova Scotia.