Attention educators; if you’re in Chicago this weekend to attend the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) national conference, be sure to find the Jellyfish Art booth and meet CORAL Magazine blogger and contributor Brandon Rutherford before Saturday at 3 PM!
Rutherford will be on hand discussing his reef aquariums in the classroom. Rutherford has also been working with Jellyfish Art in the development of a new educational curriculum for teachers to use in conjunction with the Jellyfish Art desktop jellyfish aquariums, unveiled this week at the NSTA convention.
Jellyfish Art’s Jeff Turner warns the booth will be busy! “[We’ve seen] significant interest from all kinds of educators across the country, and the educational materials we have assembled so far are a big hit with all. Brandon’s personal experience with his own aquariums speaks volumes when talking with other teachers.”
Education Week’s Liana Heitin also highlighted the Jellyfish Art presence in her review, Inflatable Planetariums, Jellyfish, and Bottle Biology at NSTA. Heitin’s remarks set the stage for an unusually busy vendor hall: “[Science] teachers here approached the throng of booths (about 300 of them) with unrestrained enthusiasm…. “, “…this is not normal conference behavior”, and “After a few minutes in there myself, I began to see why.”
CORAL Magazine is excited to work with Brandon Rutherford to bring the passions of education and aquarium keeping together; you can expect to see more contributions on this front in the weeks and months ahead. We hope to bring you more information on jellyfish keeping, new educational materials, and of course, the ongoing blog contributions and articles from Rutherford.
The NSTA 2015 national conference in Chicago runs from March 12th to March 15th, 2015; exhibit hall closes at 3 PM on Saturday, March 14th. Visit http://www.nsta.org/conferences/national.aspx for more information.