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Join us as KATalystS for Change this Earth Day, April 22, 2023 at Wichita State University Metroplex! 

Register NOW!  Prices go up in April! 

KATS Kamp Call for Presenters

Dear Kansas Science Teachers,

If you would like to present at the upcoming KATS Kamp on April 22, 2023, at Wichita State University, please click on the Google form link below and fill out your information.

Thank You!


Julie Bergkamp, President-Elect

Kansas Association of Teachers of Science

913-481-9467 (c)

February KSDE Stem Newsletter link here.

A special on-line (Zoom) KATS Board meeting was held for Tuesday evening, January 10.  Minutes of the meeting will be posted on the board resources page as they become available.

Wichita South Teacher Wins $1000 Mohling Scholarship 

January Science Newsletter from KSDE's Meg Richard available now.

Ottawa USD 290 announces two middle school openings

KATS Board winter meeting set for Jan 7, 2023

The main items of business will include planning for the April 22 annual conference to be held at Wichita State University.  Now is a good time to bring ideas and concerns to board members.   Meeting details for board members are available at the "Board Resources" tab above. 

Something New for New Teachers

The Kansas Association of Teachers of Science (KATS) and KSDE have teamed up to create a New Teacher PLC.  Pre-service teachers and teachers in the first three years of teaching meet to build community, ask questions of experienced teacher leaders from around the state, and navigate the first years of school. Attendees who are in their pre-service and first through third year will be compensated with a "Coffee from KATS" at the conclusion of each meeting. 

Meetups occur the first Wednesday of each month from 4:00-5:00pm.

Upcoming events -- check back for details to follow.

2023 KAMP is scheduled for April 22 at Wichita State University's Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex  located at 5015 E. 29th Street N.

2022 KAMP  

  • Earn 1 hour Graduate of Kansas State University credit for $200  Details 


The Kansas Association of Teachers of Science (KATS) is the District 11 chapter of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). The purpose of the KATS organization shall be the advancement, stimulation, extension, improvement, and coordination of science teaching in all fields of science at all educational levels throughout the state of Kansas.

Executive committee

(Effective May, 2022)

President: Robert Hamilton

President Elect: Julie Bergkamp

Vice President: Wendy Calderwood

Secretary: Sam Lehr

Treasurer: Brian Nelson

Past President: Betsy Lawrence


KATS -- CELEBRATING OVER 50 YEARS; established in 1967!   

If you are a science teacher in Kansas, you belong in KATS!


The Kansas Association of Teachers of Science  is NOT a 501(c)3 non-profit organization at this time.

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