Members of the CTABT strive to promote the professional growth and development of biology teachers in Connecticut to enhance their effectiveness in the classroom and community.

Upcoming Events, Conferences and Workshops

October 21, 2015

“From Viruses to Whales, From Newspapers to Twitter: A Career in Science Writing" Carl Zimmer Talk, 5:30pm -7:30pm, The Jackson Laboratory For Genomic Medicine

Join us for this engaging and informative talk by Carl Zimmer, author, New York Times columnist, and recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Biology Teachers. This keynote address will be followed by a book signing and light refreshments. This event is hosted by the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, CT. To RSVP please visit:

October 30, 2015

OBTA Lecture and Reception, 6:30pm -8:30pm, The Jackson Laboratory For Genomic Medicine

Please join us as we honor Connecticut’s 2015 Outstanding Biology Teacher Award recipient:  Valerie May from Woodstock Academy. The exciting lecture titled: The Human Microbiome: A New Frontier That Might Just Affect Everything will be given by guest speaker: Dr. Blake Hanson. The human microbiome is the collection of microorganisms—such as bacteria, archaea, and fungi—that live on and in the body. Dr. Blake Hanson will be discussing how these microbial communities play a role in both healthy and disease states through the presentation of cutting edge research and discoveries in the field of microbial genomics.  Light refreshments will be served. To attend you must RSVP.

November 11-14, 2015

2015 NABT Professional Development Conference, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI

Join other leaders in biology and life science education for four days of renowned speakers, hands-on workshops, 200+ informative sessions and special events! For more information please see here. NABT is now accepting sessions proposals for the 2015 Professional Development Conference online.

Photos from Previous Events, Conferences and Workshops

June 12, 2015

Tour of Urban Oaks Organic Farm

March 15, 2014

Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) Eastern Regional Conference

October 18, 2013

Western New England Biology Educator’s Workshop






October 25, 2013

2013 OBTA Lecture Reception

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