Announcing: NARST Virtual Events!

Announcing: NARST Virtual Events!

We are excited to announce a new opportunity as part of the NARST Community. NARST will now offer virtual events for science educators. Members and groups of members may propose virtual events to meet the needs of the membership and/or to benefit NARST as an organization and beyond. Virtual events are defined as any event that is offered as either a recorded, synchronous, asynchronous, or hybrid (e.g. synchronous/asynchronous) format. These events may include symposia, town halls, webinars, workshops, short courses, or other related activities that occur outside of the dates of the annual conference. We encourage scholars at all stages and types of career to propose events and virtual activities. We also encourage potential events to connect to the annual Presidential theme.

It is our hope that a variety of NARST Series will develop over time, serving to engage members and nonmembers in critical conversations and productive scholarly activities throughout the year. The current NARST Series options are:

  • Presidential Series – planned by current NARST President
  • Committee Series – planned by one or more NARST Committees
  • RIG/Strand Series – related to a specific RIG or strand topic
  • Research to Practice Series – focused on translating research into practice
  • Town Hall – opportunity for membership to discuss and interact around an issue
  • Other

If you would like to propose a virtual event in the coming months, the first deadline will be October 1, 2021. You can complete an application through the NARST website here: https://narst.org/virtual-events-proposals.

NARST Virtual Events will be hosted through the NARST zoom account.

Additional information about the application and approval process is provided in the attached policy. We look forward to “seeing” you all soon at a NARST Virtual Event.