Contra Costa County Association of Science and Mathematics Educators
Our Mission and Function
C3ASME Mission Statement
The Contra Costa County Association of Science and Mathematics Educators is dedicated to  providing continued education on a regular basis for teachers of science and mathematics  through newsletters and conferences.  Our goal is to expose as many science and  mathematics teachers as possible to a variety of new educational techniques, tools, and  methods in order to enhance the science and mathematics learning in grades K-12.

Contact us via our informational blog at c3asme.blogspot.com

History of C3ASME

In April of 1992,a  group of dedicated educators, some local science and math leaders, had their first face-to-face meeting to brainstorm the logistics necessary to hold a special conference, the first of its kind, for the teachers of Contra Costa County.  These people, who came together at the County Office for the preliminary meetings, started what is now known as C3ASME. 

The first conference took place at Acalanes Adult School. Much work went into that first conference, and there were fewer members than there were overhead projectors for presentations!  Now, over 1,000 members attend the conference.  Each attendee is welcomed into the Association and encouraged to add their volunteer support.  Every year for one Saturday these dedicated educators present and attend workshops because they care about the education of children.

Founders: Tim Aaronson, Richard Merrill, Phil Dowling, Rollie Otto, Gary Nakagiri, Mez Chafe-Powles, Jim Rybolt, Dave Nickles, Jim McDonald, Guillermo Trejo, Janel Hornbeck, and Gretchen Gilfillan.

Past Presidents:  Dave Nichols, Mez Chafe-Powles,  Teresa Trejo-Mejia,  Barbara Jarred, and Diane Coventry.

Field Trips

Heather Farm Garden Center offers hands-on science and environmental education for school and youth groups.  They offer classroom programs as well as field trips.  Classes have become popular!  Plan ahead for the following school year!  
Contact them at
GHF Education Office
1540 Marchbanks Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 947-6712

Mt View Sanitary District:
This FREE  field trip to a unique, no-chemical  water treatment plant and wetlands in Martinez is geared to meet. the state science standards for 3rd and 5th grades, but can be used by any grade.  This very inter- active program is taught by Lindsay Wildlife Museum teachers in partnership with the water district.

For  more information and reservations: contact Leslie Engler, 228-5635, ext. 19.

Lindsay Wildlife Museum
School  field trips are scheduled Tues –Fri mornings for all grades.  These docent-led tours are based on the California Science Standards for each grade level and  focus on their collection of live, native wildlife.  Museum visits to the your classroom and school assemblies can also be arranged..

Contact them at
Lindsay Wildlife Museum
1931 First Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 935-1978
or visit their site at

Wild California Sea Lions
Fall is the best time for this field trip although winter and spring programs are available too.
The cost for 1 hour is $75 for 35 people (including chaperones)
Other programs:
**Marin Headlands hospital - Pinniped Patients
**Guided Beach Walk
**Marine Science Classroom
**Whale Bus Outreach Program
The Marine Mammal Center Education Department for more info and rates
(510) 289-7330




Lindsay Wildlife

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