Virginia Association of Science Teachers


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  • 11/20/2023 9:48 AM | VAST Webmaster (Administrator)

    The VAST Advocacy Committee needs to hear from you regarding the areas where YOU want VAST to focus our advocacy efforts in the coming year(s). Please help us by completing the short survey (approx. 5 minutes) linked below. We exist to advocate for Virginia Science Education and for YOU! 

    Click HERE to complete the VAST Advocacy survey. Thank you for taking the time to complete this important survey.


    VAST Advocacy Committee

  • 08/24/2023 10:10 AM | VAST Webmaster (Administrator)

    The Virginia Association of Science Teachers honors one of their own by establishing "The Shirley Sypolt Memorial Mini-grant in Elementary Education."

    Awardees will be selected by the VAST Awards and Grants committee. The committee will be looking for projects that will directly impact student learning in the elementary science classroom.

    Ideally, the projects that are funded will provide the students with new experiences and make possible new scientific investigations.

    To apply, simply complete the Google form here:

    Applications are due by September 30 of the current calendar year and applicants must be a member of VAST.

    If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Sandy Pace,

  • 01/30/2023 1:26 PM | VAST Webmaster (Administrator)

    In Partnership with Virginia’s Transportation Construction Alliance and Friends of Mineralogy Virginia Chapter

    VAST Announces Summer 2023 Rockin’ PD

    Save the Dates: Tentative Dates for Tours of Operating Quarries

    • June 23, 2023 – E. Dillon & Co. – Swords Creek, VA (SW VA) 
    • June 30, 2023 – C.W. Barger & Son – Lexington, VA 
    • July 21, 2023 – Vulcan – Dale Quarry – Chester, VA 
    • July 28, 2023 – Luck Stone – Bull Run Quarry – Chantilly, VA 
    The second annual Rockin’ PD will be held this summer. These unique experiences are free of charge to VAST members and open to educators of all grade levels.

    Earn professional development hours, if approved by your school evaluators!

    For more information, check the VAST website and future newsletters for updated information. Attend one or all four drive-in field trips at four unique Virginia locations.

  • 01/11/2023 10:50 AM | VAST Webmaster (Administrator)

    2022 PDI presentations are now available for VAST members:

  • 07/31/2022 1:02 PM | VAST Webmaster (Administrator)

    The summer edition of the Jounal of Virginia Science Education is now available:

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