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KAMP 2018 --- Check in at the Eyestone Building

Check in is now in progress.  Registrations are still available on site at Rock Springs. 

Be a Part of 2018 KAMP

Notes to KAMP Registrants from the President -- April 10, 2018

We begin on Friday, April 20 with registration at the Eyestone building. When you get on site, go to the parking area by the Williams dining hall and walk in to Eyestone to get your information from our registration team. Registration will be open from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday morning- if you will be arriving outside that window, please make arrangements by emailing. The registration desk will help direct you to the locations you need. The Steak Cookout on Friday evening will be in the Collegiate Shelter and will run from 6-7 p.m. for those that have registered for it.

 Please bring payment for the conference with you. If you need reimbursement from an organization that is sponsoring you, we will gladly provide you with the invoice to submit to them. The all –volunteer nature of our organization makes post-event bill collection difficult.

 If you have registered for lodging, bring your own pillow, bedding and towel. The conference housing does not provide these items.

 If you have specific questions, before the conference email kats.org1967@gmail.com.

All of our team are volunteers, so please take the opportunity to thank them for all they do to make the event a success. Join us in a weekend designed to promote and celebrate quality science education in Kansas! KATS camp is right around the corner! There are some great opportunities planned for you there!! Remember, We Never Science Alone!


2018 Program

Click here for complete 2018 KAMP  Program   (posted April 16)

Note change follows: 

The FHSU Stemmaker Van and the WATC trailer will be located in Parking Lot #33 for easier access in case of rain. 

    Guest Speaker Dr. Christin e Anne Royce, NSTA President Elect

  • ·         “Never Science Alone” Ignite Speech Panel featuring Dora Kastel (American Museum of Natural History), Dr. Daniel Bergman (Wichita State), Dr. Paul Adams (Fort Hays State), Dr. Kenneth Thompson (Emporia State), Traci Kallhoff (Exploration Place), Dr. Jean Dockers (Pittsburg State), Dr. Laurie Cleavinger (Kansas University), and Dr. Jackie Spears (Kansas State University). The speech will include a Q&A Panel Discussion
  • ·         STEAM designer Wendi Laurence of Create-osity (Follow her @createosity on Twitter)
  • ·         Space enthusiast Leesa Hubbard from Sallie Ride Science
  • ·         Drs. Matt Miller and Larry Browning returning from South Dakota State University with a whole new bag of tricks (Saturday Night entertainment)
  • ·         First Annual Idea Exchange – “Thinking Outside the KATS Box” where ANY attendee is welcome to bring a small experiment or STEM-based contraption to leave on the table for all of Saturday and everyone can manipulate, explore, or read about the idea (BRING YOUR IDEA!)

Still time to register; don't be left out.

Registration for KAMP 2018 is open.  Regular pricing is in effect from now until check-in on April 20.   Click here for details.


Be a sponsor.

If you would consider supporting a teacher or an award at the next KATS conference, please click on the SUPPORT LINK to learn more. 


The KATS Executive Board has selected "Never Science Alone" as the theme of this year's gathering.  KAMP is your golden opportunity to share "quality time" with your science teaching friends.  Come join us for a professionally enriching and personally refreshing weekend.

Rock Springs is located just 18 easy miles south of Junction City on Kansas Highway 77 then a few more miles on Rte 157.

KATS email:   kats.org1967@gmail.com

Payments and invoices should be sent to:

KATS Treasurer

P.O. Box 780899

Wichita KS 67278

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