2011 Report from Regional Director - South Central

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Kurtis Koll
Regional Director - South Central
State (for state contacts only): 
NESTA Activities and Earth & Space Science Outreach: 


• Attended the Oklahoma Academy of Science fall technical conference (2010) as a
member of OAS Board of Directors and as Chair of the geology section - promoting
earth science education

• Attended the fall meeting 2010 of the Oklahoma Science Teachers Association
sponsoring a booth to advocate for NESTA and a state-wide network of earth science

• Participated in NESTA teleconferences as schedule permitted

• Served on the planning committee for a two-week elementary school teachers summer
earth science institute through a partnership which included a regional state
university and local public school districts

• Served on the Project Learning Tree Steering Committee to establish a mission
statement and PLT goals for Oklahoma (an aspect is the incorporation of earth
science along with environmental science – getting students outdoors)

• Attended the spring meeting 2011 of the Oklahoma Association for Environmental
Education, serving on a panel which discussed teacher resources (curriculum tools)
available through NESTA

Budget Expenditure: 

No budget expenses noted. Regional director expenses (as developed) were covered by University departmental budget.

Regional Director Activities with State Contacts: 

The Regional director has not made contact with states in the region. With a new second term, that is a goal of the regional director.

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