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Experience Carolina's "World of Inquiry" at a Conference Near You

Carolina Exhibits and In-Booth DemosCarolina's team attends several domestic and international education conferences every year, including the national and regional National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conferences (and many others). At each conference our exhibits provide you the opportunity to explore our products through interactive workshops. Our exhibits let our staff learn how we can better serve you—a crucial component of our world-class support.

Stop by our booth at any of the conferences for an experience that is:

  • Hands-On—Test drive our products and discover (or rediscover) Carolina quality
  • Educational—Learn about a concept or procedure that has always intrigued you
  • Fun—Enjoy learning and doing in a relaxed, collegial environment

Conference and Workshop Schedules

View our Conference and Workshop Schedule to find out where and when you can join Carolina in person. This schedule is updated throughout the year, so be sure to check back often so you don't miss us!

NSTA National Conference - April 3-5, 2014 - Boston, MAShow/Hide

Date Workshop Title/Topic Room # Time
4/3/14 AUTOPSY: Forensic Dissection Featuring Carolina’s Perfect Solution® Pigs 102A 8-9:30am
4/3/14 Keep Calm and Chemistry On: Successful Lab Activities For The New Chemistry Teacher 102B 8-9:30am
4/3/14 Integrative STEM Learning (K-2) 103 8-9:30am
4/3/14 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy with Carolina's Perfect Solution® Specimens 102A 10-11:30am
4/3/14 Bring Visual Science into K-5 Classrooms—It's a Game Changer! 102B 10-11:30am
4/3/14 STEM—Early Childhood Style! 103 10-11:30am
4/3/14 Introduction to Wisconsin Fast Plants® 102A 12-1:30pm
4/3/14 Guiding Questions for the Next Generation K–8 103 12-1:30pm
4/3/14 Hands-On Science with Classroom Critters 102A 2-3:30pm
4/3/14 Engineer Excitement in Your Classroom with a Carolina STEM Challenge® 102B 2-3:30pm
4/3/14 STEM and Common Core Standards K-5 103 2-3:30pm
4/4/14 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy with Carolina's Perfect Solution® Specimens 102A 8-9:30am
4/4/14 Inquiry + Nonfiction Readings = Engaged Biology and Chemistry Students 102B 8-9:30am
4/4/14 Captivating Digital Natives' Imaginations with STEM Visual Literacy 103 8-9:30am
4/4/14 AUTOPSY: Forensic Dissection Featuring Carolina’s Perfect Solution® Pigs 102A 10-11:30am
4/4/14 Engineer Excitement in Your Classroom with a Carolina STEM Challenge® 102B 10-11:30am
4/4/14 Flipping Out Over Chemistry! 103 10-11:30am
4/4/14 Hands-On Activities to Model Habitat Preference and Population Sampling 102A 12-1:30pm
4/4/14 Keep Calm and Chemistry On: Successful Lab Activities For The New Chemistry Teacher 102B 12-1:30pm
4/4/14 Focus and Explore Wave Energy and STEM Education K–8 103 12-1:30pm
4/4/14 Genes and conSEQUENCES with HudsonAlpha 102A 2-3:30pm
4/4/14 Bring Visual Science into 6-8 Classrooms—It's a Game Changer! 102B 2-3:30pm
4/4/14 Reflection and Application of the NGSS Learning to Write to Argue with Claims and Evidence K–8 103 2-3:30pm
4/4/14 Labs That Fit: Making Inquiry Work in Your AP Biology Classroom 102A 4-5:30pm
4/4/14 Carolina Investigations® for AP Chemistry 102B 4-5:30pm
4/4/14 Great Explorations in Math and Science® for the Next Generation: The Roles of Water in Earth Systems, Ecosystems, and Human Activity 103 4-5:30pm
4/5/14 Hands-On Science with Classroom Critters 102A 10-11:30am
4/5/14 Picking Apart the Owl Pellet 102B 10-11:30am
4/5/14 Flipping Out Over Chemistry! 103 10-11:30am
4/5/14 Introduction to Wisconsin Fast Plants® 102A 12-1:30pm
4/5/14 Strawberry DNA and Molecular Models 102B 12-1:30pm

BCCE Conference - August 3-7, 2014 - Allendale, MIShow/Hide


Exhibits and In-Booth Demonstrations

When you visit a conference where Carolina is exhibiting, step into our booth to enter a true science education "experience". We offer continuous engaging, hands-on demonstrations where you can get involved—and maybe even walk away with some goodies of your own.

Plus, each in-booth demonstration visitor will receive a Carolina QuickTips™ sheet that features an overview of the demo, materials list, activity procedure, and additional information so you can re-create these useful activities in your own classroom. You can also speak with our expert staff members to learn about our latest products and services. Plus, we love to meet teachers!


Hands-On Workshops

Carolina offers a wide range of workshop sessions at most of the conferences we attend. Workshops usually take a hands-on approach, where attendees get a chance to experience our products and solutions. Our broad topic coverage assures that there is something for everyone, including Life Science, Physical Science, Earth and Space Science, Curriculum Programs, eLearning Solutions, Inquiry-Based Education Topics, and much more. If you are attending a conference with Carolina workshops, be sure to sign up early, as most of our workshops fill up fast.

If you’ve recently attended a conference and participated in one of our exciting workshops, please visit our Workshop Details and Resources page to download the presentations and information about the products featured in the sessions.


Event Photos and Videos

If you attended a recent conference or want to have a look at our latest booth experience, check them out on our Facebook page.


Carolina Contests

Conference Contests and Contest Winners

If you've ever seen an enormous crowd gathered inside the Carolina booth, we were probably holding one of our famous giveaways. At many shows we attend, we will hold contests for Carolina Gift Certificates, Carolina products, and a number of other goodies. So be sure to check with our booth staff to learn about any giveaways or contests that might be going on at the show you're attending. If you had to leave a recent conference early, check back on this page to find out if you were a winner!

Congratulations to the following people who won special prizes from Carolina in 2013:


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  • Jason Brewer of Lubbock, TX ($100 Carolina Gift Certificate winner)
  • Maria Rosales of Alamo, TX (Human Desktop Mini Skeleton winner)
  • Jenna Phillips of Gonzalez, TX ("Perfect" T-shirt winner)
  • Chris Ingersoll of Richmond, TX (Unlimited Carolina Science Online™ Schoolwide License winner)
  • Nathaniel Stockberger of College Station, TX (Middle School or High School Whiteboard Activities Subscription winner)
  • Xochitl Maya of Sugar Land, TX (1 Year Twig Science Videos Schoolwide Subscription winner)
  • Shaena Ricks of Houston, TX (Human Muscular Skeleton winner)

NSTA - Charlotte

  • Caitlin Hall of Rocky Mount, VA (Unlimited Carolina Science Online™ Schoolwide License winner)
  • Janel McGirt of Maxton, NC ($100 Carolina Gift Certificate winner)
  • Erika Long of Charlotte, NC (Human Desktop Mini Skeleton winner)
  • Robert Douthat of Morristown, TN (1 Year Learnetic High School Whiteboard Activities Subscription)
  • Melissa Gojda of Martinez, GA (1 Year Twig Science Films Subscription winner)

NSTA - Portland

  • Katherine Nicklas of Forest Grove, OR ($100 Carolina Gift Certificate winner)
  • Jeremy Anhalt of Chelan, WA (Human Desktop Mini Skeleton winner)
  • Katherine Nicklas of Forest Grove, OR ("Perfect" T-shirt winner)
  • Leigh Grange of Clackamas, OR (Unlimited Carolina Science Online™ Schoolwide License winner)
  • Raven Skydancer of Lacey, WA (Middle School or High School Whiteboard Activities Subscription winner)
  • Melanie Garrett of Westport, WA (1 Year Twig Science Videos Schoolwide Subscription winner)

Alamance Educators Expo

  • Kelley Rose of Graham, NC ($100 Carolina Gift Certificate winner)

NAOSMM

  • Janet Tierney of Oakdale, NY (Altay® Human Torso Model winner)
  • Christy Schaller of Georgetown, TX (Altay® Human Torso Model winner)

AP Conference

  • Michael Brunt of Eagle Pass, TX ($100 Carolina Gift Certificate winner)

STEM Conference

  • Sandra Feemster of St.Louis, MO ($100 Carolina Gift Certificate winner)

NSTA - National Conference

  • Allyson Griffith of Maroa, IL (3B Human Rod Supported Skeleton winner)
  • Tracy Wigal of Williamstown, WV (Carolina™ Forensic Dissection Kit winner)
  • Jessica Ramon of Somerset, TX ($100 Carolina Gift Certificate winner)
  • Ashley Sorensen of Wilmington, DE ("Perfect" T-shirt & Advanced Frog Dissection BioKit® winner)
  • Margaret Carter of Wapato, WA ("Perfect" T-shirt & Carolina™ Forensic Dissection Kit winner)
  • Mark Pilgrim of Greenwood, SC (Common Algae Microscope Slide Set winner)
  • Michele Elmer of Tishomingo, OK (Introductory Histology Slide Set winner)
  • Sara Goldblatt of Elizabeth, NJ (Basic Science Microscope Slide Set winner)
  • Tracy Wigal of Williamstown, WV (LaMotte® Complete Green Water Monitoring Kit winner)
  • Rae Riley of Midland, TX (GloFish® tank winner)
  • Regina McVey of Chandler, OK ($100 Carolina Gift Certificate winner)
  • Lisa Moore of Midland, TX ($100 Carolina Gift Certificate winner)
  • Michele Ballard of Seymour, TN (Magnetic Water Kit winner)
  • Sarah Faulkner of Hartford, CT (Molecular Orbital Set winner)
  • Susan Zuccaro of Palmetto Bay, FL (1 Year Learnetic Science & Math Whiteboard Activities for Middle School Schoolwide License)
  • Gulnur Pendaz of Lafayette, LA (1 Year Learnetic Science & Math Whiteboard Activities for High School Schoolwide License winner)
  • Steven Molepske of Plano, TX (1 Year Twig Science Videos Schoolwide Subscription winner)
  • Margarita Acevedo of San Juan, PR (1 Year TigTag Online Primary Science Videos Schoolwide Subscription winner)
  • Liza Luna of San Antonio, TX (32 GB Apple iPad® mini winner)

Carolina STEM Challenge® Winners

Earthquake Resistant House

  • Dawn Watkins of Gainseville, GA (1st place - $100 winner)

Motion & Design

  • Rebecca Garcia of El Paso, TX (1st place - $100 winner)

Hydroelectric

  • Bethany Kelly of Independence, MO (1st place - $100 winner)
  • Caitlin Bonham of Chicago, IL (2nd place - $50 winner)

Catapults

  • Donna O'Neill of Goessel, KS (1st place - $100 winner)
  • Amanda Herrera of Floresville, TX (2nd place - $50 winner)
  • Debra Doran of Madera, CA (3rd place - $25 winner)

Balloon Cars

  • Joseph Shideler of San Antonio, TX (1st place - $100 winner)
  • Randall Hicks of Alexandria, VA (2nd place - $50 winner)
  • James Lewis of Pineville, LA (3rd place - $25 winner)

NCSMA

  • Allen Adeimy of Ellerbe, NC ($100 Carolina Gift Certificate winner)

 
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