Teacher Workshops


sci teacher trainingNOTICE:  Sessions #8 is ALMOST FULL as of Sept. 3rd. Sessions #3 and #7 are already FULL at 35 people.  If workshops are full, contact Annie Maben at afmaben@lascifair.org for a place on the wait list (with sudden drop-outs, everyone on a waiting list has gotten in SO FAR…)

Register here for Sessions 4, 5, 6, and 8: 

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email and a follow-up email the week before, with directions and specific room location.

moray & reflectionK-5 TEACHERS TAKE NOTE:  General workshops are designed for educators teaching grades 6-12, grade levels that may enter the LA County Science & Engineering Fair. Elementary School teachers will find value in beginning science projects, science practices and displays but should note that the content may not be as relevant to their needs.  In response to numerous requests, we have a new training on Sept 29th at the Aquarium of the Pacific specifically for Elementary School teachers with resources explicitly adapted for K-5 students.

Download flyer with all workshop sites.


Annie judging

Do you need help getting your students started on a science fair project?

Do you want to improve the quality of student research?

Teachers will learn how to:

  • Facilitate choosing a topic
  • Implement research
  • Track student progress
  • Produce award-winning displays for Los Angeles County Science & Engineering Fair competition
  • Complete ONLINE pre-approval certification forms for projects involving Tissues/Cell lines, Human Subjects, Vertebrate Animals, Hazardous Materials and/or Microbes.

Workshops are designed to meet the needs of:

  • First Time Science Fair Site Coordinators and/or Educators
  • Veteran Science Fair Site Coordinators and/or Educators

The workshop includes digital resources with PowerPoint presentations available on flash drive and/or DropBox, for motivation and instruction, extensive curriculum and internet links.

F R E E!  (bring your laptop and a large Flash Drive!)

This year, we will again partner with local informal science venues throughout the county to give you an opportunity to tour new science resources and field research opportunities.  We also will have at least 2 Saturday trainings, as teachers requested.

cabrillo tour

ALL workshops will address the new ONLINE Pre-approval Certification website for projects proposals involving Tissues/Cell Lines, Human Subjects, Vertebrate Animals, Hazardous Materials and Microbes.