Welcome to PALS: Peak Area Leadership in Science!
PALS facilitates Hub Meetings – free professional development – throughout the school year for Pikes Peak area secondary science teachers. Peak Area Leadership in Science, Inc became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization on 6/03/2015.
Due to our concern for your and our community’s health and safety – along with the most recent government guidelines to cancel meetings of the public, we are cancelling the meetings for the remainder of the school year.
CANCELLED – April 4th (Zoo)
CANCELLED – April 16th (Little Shop of Physics)
CANCELLED – May 2nd (Caves) hub meetings.
We will reach out to you (via email) in April with a plan to arrange CSM college credit for this years meetings for those of you who are interested. We will provide certificates documenting hours for everyone else. As we are working on next year’s planning, we are planning to incorporate the cancelled meetings.
Thank you for your understanding.
We are excited to share our 2019 – 2020 PALS Hub Meetings for Semester 2. Click here to access and download a copy of the recently updated (12.6.19) 2020 PALS Year Overview Chart.12.6.19 . If you want more detail, check out the 2019-2020 Semester 2 only PALS Year Overview Chart with Descriptions.
Click this link to learn more about 2019-2020 Documentation & Credit Information.
———- Information about the 2019-2020 School Year
Below is a list of our Hub Meetings for this school year.
Click on any of the dates below to find more information about that particular hub meeting !
If you attend ALL of the sessions this year you could earn a certificate of 60 contact hours or – for a modest fee – 4 semester hours of continuing education credit from CSM.
REGISTER NOW for any or all of the hub meetings for this year by filling out the form on the right of your screen.
———- UPCOMING MEETINGS
CANCELLED – NEW DATE – April 4, 2020 (originally scheduled for Nov. 9, 2019) – Sat – ALL things CATS ! – Change in topic due to the delay in Hippos arriving. – Half Day – 3.75* contact hrs.
- CANCELLED – Apr. 16, 2020 – Thurs – Physics in the Natural World – Little Shop of Physics – Evening – 3.75* contact hrs.
- CANCELLED – May 2, 2020 – Sat – Cave Exploration with CaveSim and Cave of the Winds – Half Day – 3.75* contact hrs.
* NOTE: Actual times for some of the meetings will exceed the stated contact hours to allow time for breaks, lunch, and/or travel time that is NOT included in contact hours.
———- PAST MEETINGS
- Mar. 11, 2020 – Wed – Fascinating Fingerprints – Evening – 3.75* contact hrs.
- Feb. 11, 2020 – Tues – Back to the Moon, and on to Mars: Making Connections BEYOND Earth. . . Advancing Possibilities FOR Earth
– Evening – 3.75* contact hrs.
- Jan. 25, 2020 – Sat – Chemistry of Textiles and of Fuels – Full Day – 7.5* contact hrs. Click here for 1.25.2020 HUB Flyer USAFA Chem Dept
- Dec. 7, 2019 – Sat – Building a Culture of Argumentation
in YOUR Science Classroom – Full Day – 7.5* contact hrs. Click here for 12.7.19 – HUB Flyer – Argumentation
- **** The PALS hub meeting originally scheduled for Sat., Nov 9, 2019 has been rescheduled to Sat., Apr 4, 2020 because the hippos’ return to the CMZ has been delayed. *****
- Oct. 19, 2019 – Sat – Life – Pushing the Limits @ DMNS – Full Day – 7.5* contact hrs. Click here for 10.19 HUB Flyer – DMNS.
- Sept. 28, 2019 – Sat – The Uplift of Mountains – Fault Patterns along the Front Range – full Day – 7.5* contact hrs. Click here for 9.28 HUB Flyer – Faults.
- Sept. 18, 2019 – Wed – Waste Water Treatment & Water
Quality with Colorado Springs Utilities – Evening – 3.75* contact hours. Click here for 9.18 HUB Flyer – Water – CSU.
- Aug. 24, 2019 – Sat – Exploring Science Processes at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument – Full Day – 7.5* contact hrs. Click here for 8.24 HUB Flyer – Florissant Fossil Beds.
———- YEAR OVERVIEW and DESCRIPTIONS
Want MORE details? Click here to access and download a copy of the new
———- LIABILITY FORM
Participants in our meetings are required to complete a 2019-2020 Liability form PALS. If you would like to fill this out in advance and bring the finished form to your first meeting, please do so.
Reservations are accepted on an ongoing basis. Sign up for all of the workshops you’d like to attend when you are ready to commit and mark your calendar. We will send an e-mail reminder in advance of each of the workshops.
PLEASE… Cancel if you cannot attend, let us know (via our Contact Us page) or by emailing Tammy at RSVP@sciencehubs.org or by calling or texting Tammy at 719-337-1552 (cell) as far in advance as possible, as we may have a waiting list and/or may have to pay in advance for your spot. Several of our hub meetings this year involve paying significant entry fees per person, so we are limiting participation. Reserving a spot and failing to show may cost another educator the opportunity to participate. *****
Thanks to ALL of our funders ! Please visit our Sponsors Page for details !
Go to Archives Page for information about previous year’s (2018-2019, 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016) hub meetings.