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Educator Symposium

Call for Proposals

Formal and informal educators are invited to submit a proposal to present at Pollinator Practices:  The Educators’ Show-n-Tell Symposium.

This event is part of the 2019 Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The Symposium will be hosted at Confluence Park on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 9am to noon.

Selected presenters will share their best pollinator-supporting classroom practices to an audience of fellow educators. Presenters may present pollinator-centric activities, lessons, and demonstrations that have been shown to be successful in their classroom. Both formal and informal educators are eligible to submit a proposal. Proposals will be evaluated on 1.) how the learning objective supports the theme of inspiring actions toward pollinator stewardship, 2.) explains how the lesson or activity improves pollinator themed learning outcomes with students and 3.) the feasibility that the lesson or activity can be easily replicated and/or modified for future users of the lesson or activity.

If selected, presenters are expected to provide a written and digital copy of the presentation, activity, and/or lesson one week before the event (deadline October 4th). Symposium organizers will then provide copies to Symposium attendees. Presenters earn one (1) additional State Board of Education Credit (SBEC) hour, in addition to the 3 SBEC hours for attending. 

Proposal Review

A San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) education and outreach panel will review proposals. Proposals will then be accepted at the discretion of the River Authority.

Proposals are due by 11:59 pm on September 16, 2019. Announcements will be made on September 18, 2019. If your proposal is accepted to the symposium, we will email further instructions at that time.


Educator Symposium: Call for Proposals
Please provide your full name.
Please supply a phone number, so that we may contact you regarding the Symposium.
Provide the District or Organization you represent.
Please enter the grade level(s) that your proposal addresses.
Please explain how the proposed presentation aligns with Texas State education standards.
Check here if your proposed presentation fits a 15 minute format.
Check here if your proposed presentation fits a 30 minute format.
Please write the learning objective of your proposed presentation in 30 words or less. 
Offer your proposal in 300 words or less.
Check here if your presentation would require a computer and screen.
Please list materials you intend to bring as part of the presentation:
By checking this box, educators that submit a proposal are confirming that the content in the presentation is their original work, does not violate copyright law, and that all of the proposal materials are being offered by the educator at no charge for use by the public and the San Antonio River Authority. Educators that submit a proposal also acknowledge and accept that event organizers intend to distribute the presentation materials to event attendees.
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