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PreK-8 Science Update Conference

Every spring since 1985 the Science Education Center has hosted the Annual PreK-8 Science Update Conference. The purpose of this local conference is to bring teachers together to share activities and ideas for improving the teaching of science in preschool through 8th grade. Presenters at this conference includes outstanding science teachers who are willing to share their expertise. The conference also includes commercial exhibitors who share want is new in the area of science education.

28th Annual PreK-8 Science Update Conference

  • Date: April 25, 2014
  • Place:  Western Illinois University | Macomb, Illinois
  • Theme to be announced

Registration and Proposal Forms - Coming Soon

  • Teachers - (word version) | (pdf version)
  • WIU Students - (word version) | (pdf version)
  • Non-WIU Students - (word version) | (pdf version)
  • Presenters - (word version) | (pdf version)
  • Exhibitors & Vendors - (word version) | (pdf version)

Conference Parking

  • Map for Conference Parking
  • Shuttle vans will be running from the assigned parking lot to Horrabin Hall starting about 7:30 am until 8:45 am.
  • Shuttle vans will also run from Horrabin Hall to the assigned parking lot at the conclusion of the conference (approx. 3:00 pm).
  • Conference Participants may also use the WIU Bus System (Go West Buses) at anytime.


Past Programs

  • 2013 PreK-8 Science Update Conference | Program
  • 2012 PreK-8 Science Update Conference | Program
  • 2011 PreK-8 Science Update Conference | Program
  • 2010 PreK-8 Science Update Conference | Program
  • 2009 PreK-8 Science Update Conference | Program
  • 2008 PreK-8 Science Update Conference | Program