Calendar of Events


5-7 Thursday-Saturday
5th annual Great Lakes Place-Based Education Conference, held at the Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown, 310 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504. For more information and to register, visit the website.

7 Saturday
Third Annual Math-Team-Matics Competition for students grade 7th-10th hosted by Grand Valley State University’s Department of Mathematics and the Regional Math and Science Center on the Allendale Campus from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $75.00 for a team of 5 students and 1 coach. $10 for each additional lunch.  Visit the website for example questions and additional information or contact Chelsea Ridge.

9 Monday
The annual Genetic Update Conference presented by Dr. Sam Rhine will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Kirkhof Center on the Grand Valley State University Allendale campus. The cost is $20 per person (teachers and/or students), which includes a light snack and notes outlining the topics of the day. All registration is online.  Please visit

13 Friday
Melanie Manion, Natural Resources Management Supervisor at Ottawa County Parks and Recreation, will present “Discovering Ottawa County Parks’ Biodiversity” at 2:00 p.m. as part of the Annis water resources Institute Seminar series at the Multi-purpose Room of the Lake Michigan Center in Muskegon, Michigan.

16 Monday
“Discovery and Collaboration” by  Dr. Kip Thorne from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at GVSU’s Eberhard Center Robert C. PEW Grand Rapids Campus (2nd floor). Se the website.

18 Wednesday
Fall Science Update Conference a NEW location, the GVSU Allendale Campus in The Russel H. Kirkhof Center. From 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Lunch included. Cost: $45 per person, $20 for pre-service teachers, $10 for pre-service teachers without lunch. For more information to register, visit here.

20 Friday,
Statistics Career Day at the Grand Valley State University Allendale campus in the Kirkhof Center from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  For more details, please visit the website.

January 2016

2 Saturday
Christmas Bird Count at Wittenbach/Wege Agri-science and Environmental Education Center, 11715 Vergennes Rd, Lowell, Michigan 49331.. Arrive at 7:30 join a field team that departs at 8 a.m. with knowledgeable birders.  Visit the Grand Rapids Audubon Web Site for newsletters and information: or call/email Ranger Steve (Mueller) for support and information at 616-696-1753.


26 Saturday
Math In Action for PreK – 12 teachers, prospective teachers, curriculum directors, and college and university mathematics faculty at the GVSU Allendale campus. See details here.


19 Saturday
Deadline for 2016 Statistics Poster Competition for K-12 Students. Posters can be registered through the competition website. For more information, contact event organizer Dan Frobish at (616) 331-3028 or email