kansas association of teachers of science

KAMP 2018 --- Over 50 years of Science Education at its best!

KATS Kamp at Rock Springs will be April 20-22 , 2018.   Register now.  Regular pricing is in effect.  (Early bird pricing ended yesterday.)

Be a Part of 2018 KAMP

Registration Costs

Registration for KAMP 2018 is open.  Regular pricing is in effect from now until check-in on April 20.   Click here for details.

Call for Presentations

KAMP attendees who wish to present ideas of professional interest should fill out the Call for Presentations form.   Electronic form response is available at Electronic Call for Presentations Form.   Applications are being accepted from Nov 29, 2017 until February 23, 2018.

Scholarships are available to pre-service and new teachers to pay for KAMP registration and membership.  Application is available here.

The Kansas Citizens for Science Organization is again offering scholarships for KATS KAMP.  Application is available here. 

Be a sponsor.

If you would consider supporting a teacher or an award at the next KATS conference, please click on the SUPPORT LINK to learn more. 

2018 Program

    Guest Speaker Dr. Christine Anne Royce, NSTA President Elect

  • ·         “Never Science Alone” Ignite Speech Panel featuring Dora Kastel (American Museum of Natural History), Dr. Daniel Bergman (Wichita State), Dr. Paul Adams (Fort Hays State), Dr. Kenneth Thompson (Emporia State), Traci Kallhoff (Exploration Place), Dr. Jean Dockers (Pittsburg State), Dr. Laurie Cleavinger (Kansas University), and Dr. Jackie Spears (Kansas State University). The speech will include a Q&A Panel Discussion
  • ·         STEAM designer Wendi Laurence of Create-osity (Follow her @createosity on Twitter)
  • ·         Space enthusiast Leesa Hubbard from Sallie Ride Science
  • ·         Drs. Matt Miller and Larry Browning returning from South Dakota State University with a whole new bag of tricks (Saturday Night entertainment)
  • ·         First Annual Idea Exchange – “Thinking Outside the KATS Box” where ANY attendee is welcome to bring a small experiment or STEM-based contraption to leave on the table for all of Saturday and everyone can manipulate, explore, or read about the idea (BRING YOUR IDEA!)


The KATS Executive Board has selected "Never Science Alone" as the theme of this year's gathering.  KAMP is your golden opportunity to share "quality time" with your science teaching friends.  Come join us for a professionally enriching and personally refreshing weekend.

Rock Springs is located just 18 easy miles south of Junction City on Kansas Highway 177.

KATS email:   kats.org1967@gmail.com

Payments and invoices should be sent to:

KATS Treasurer

P.O. Box 780899

Wichita KS 67278

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