When you think of Nashville, you probably picture country music, honky tonks and…science teachers! Wait, what?? Well that’s exactly what you found this past weekend during the 2016 NSTA National Conference in Nashville, TN.
I set out with the crazy idea of doing an exhibition booth for the first time, and you know what they say, “crazy loves company” (okay, no one says that) so, I invited my good friends Amy Brown (Amy Brown Science) and Tracey Graham (Smart Chick) to head to Nashville so we could share our curriculum and resources we design and create.
After months of preparation on our displays and products and getting our teams together, the day finally came and we weren’t sure what to expect. However, after the first hour of our booth being open, I think I can speak for all of us when I say the results were beyond our expectations. We met so many teachers from across the fifty states and even across the globe! Some would seek us out just to share that they used our products already, and it was humbling to hear how our products made their job so much easier in the classroom and how much the students were engaged using our science lessons.
I’m excited to say it was such a success that we’ll be heading to Los Angeles for next years NSTA National Conference and will be making some state and regional appearances along the way. I’ll keep you posted of our future travels in case we swing by a conference near you!
I also want to congratulate the three winners Johnny M., Jill C. and Teresa G. for winning the Science Interactive Classroom Starter Pack (valued at $100) through my giveaway hosted at my booth!
A personal thank you goes out to my my mom, Linda, who embroidered my NGS logo on our shirts/cardigans (which were a big hit by the way) and to my friend Carla Brooks, also a seller on TpT (check out her store Science Island) who stood with me for 21 hours this past weekend to help share Nitty Gritty Science interactive notebooks and resources!