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Vale Mr Robert Morton AM


It is with sadness that we advise of the passing of Bob Morton, who was a past President of both SASTA and ASTA, and an Honorary Life Member of both associations.  Bob was not only a great leader and mentor within SASTA and OSA circles, but also on the national scene. Apart from his leadership with SASTA, he was the ASTA President in the period around 1987–89, the time that saw ASTA emerge from a rather loose affiliation of the state science teacher associations into a fully national federation that developed the ASTA office and secretariat in Canberra, and the capacity to undertake national science education projects. Bob was awarded his ASTA Life Membership at CONASTA in Launceston in July 2009. Also, in 2009 Bob was made a Member of the Order of Australia for service to science education, particularly chemistry through curriculum development, as a teacher and mentor through contributions to educational and scientific organisations.

There will be a gathering at the Belair Hotel on Thursday 21 November from 2pm to 5pm to celebrate Bob's life.

STEM Conference


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2019 Early Career Teachers Conference


Teaching Science Enquiry with a STEM Perspective

Friday 11 October 2019, Immanuel College

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A day of professional learning and hands-on workshops for both primary and secondary teachers in their first five years of teaching science/STEM or those new to a specialist science or STEM role.

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