Continuing a Tradition

2016 SDSEC Aims to Continue San Diego Science Conferences Into the Future

The San Diego Science Educators Association (SDSEA) is a partner in 2016 SDSEC, which is modeled on their rich conference history.  The journey of their Science Education Conference started very small with 250 people at the SD County Office of Education.  As the conference grew the locations varied from smaller hotels in Mission Valley, to Valhalla High School, to the Community Concourse (Plaza Hall and Golden Hall).  In 2011 SDSEA began 3 years of joint Technology and Science Conferences with the San Diego Computer Using Educators (SDCUE) at El Cajon High School and Cal State San Marcos.  The “Science Trek- The Next Generation” conference was organized solely by SDSEA at Grossmont College. The 2015 Conference featured Dr. Richard Somerville as Keynote Speaker, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate for his contributions to climate change research.

This year’s planning committee is comprised of representatives from San Diego Children and Nature, the California Regional Environmental Education Community, San Diego San Diego State University, San Diego Zoo Global Institute for Conservation Research, Ruben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego Coast Keeper, UCSD Natural Reserve System, UCSD Create, Biocom Institute, Salk Institute, Master Gardener Associations and San Diego Science Educators Association.

In addition to providing this year’s conference, 2016 SDSEC is laying the ground work to continue a San Diego centered Science Education Conference into the future.  If you are interesting in becoming a part of this effort, email us at