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25th Annual Science in the South Conference 

Happening virtually on Thursday, April 15, 2021. 

The conference theme for the virtual 2021 conference is Metamorphosis. A focus on how educators have successfully transformed in person teaching to virtual instruction. 

Join K-12 educators from across Illinois to build your teaching skills, expand your content knowledge, and network with other teachers to exchange ideas. Whether you are a first-year teacher looking for new ideas or a veteran teacher looking for ways to energize your classroom, Science in the South offers a variety of workshops, labs and resources. Don’t miss this opportunity to walk away with ready-to-use, hands-on activities and lesson plans for all grade levels!


Call for Presentations:  K-12 educators are encouraged to bring their best practice to engage other teachers from across Illinois. All educators are invited to present live, a lab or hybrid teaching method/techniques, on any science-related topics that would be of interest to K-12 science teachers.  Presenters will attend free of charge.  ISTA membership is an optional $25 fee.  You may fax or email a proposal form to 618-453-5680 or by March 1. Proposals will be reviewed by the conference committee for acceptance. 

Please review the NSTA Minimum Safety Guidelines.


Past year exhibitors will honored for their contributions and long standing support of Science in the South.  It has been a hard year and we wish to thank all our exhibitors for their many years of support.  In lieu of an exhibitor fair, prizes, will be provided by exhibitors and sponsors for the virtual 2021. event. 



PDHs:  Earn up to 4.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for participating in Thursday's session.

Conference Schedule:

This will be an afternoon event, more details coming soon.