• Steve Rich

    Steve Rich
    Georgia Department of Education

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Dr. Steve Rich taught K–8 science in Georgia for 15 years, earning National Board Certification and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching. He helped his students create two outdoor classrooms, each time receiving an NSTA teaching award. He later was the director of a science and technology center and Georgia’s K–8 science specialist with the state Department of Education. Steve was president of the Georgia Science Teachers Association and of the Society of Elementary Presidential Awardees. He also served as NSTA District Director and Director of Professional Development. Dr. Rich is the author the popular NSTA Press book, Outdoor Science: A Practical Guide. His NSTA Kids book, Mrs. Carter’s Butterfly Garden, was named an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Kids. It captures his story of being invited by former first lady Rosalynn Carter to help her plan and plant a butterfly garden at her home in Plains, GA, where she lives with her husband, President Jimmy Carter.

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    Integrating Children's Trade Books with Science - From OSTB & other sources

    These lesson ideas go along with books from the Outstanding Science Trade Book list. For 2017, I was asked to consider teaching with Notable Notebooks, My STEAM Notebook, and After a While, Crocodile, Other lessons from previous years will be added.

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