Science Educators Day

Science Educators' Day (EDAY)

The Optical Society hosts an annual event focusing on effective and innovative approaches to science education, with an emphasis on hands-on, interactive classroom activities. This program is provided free of charge and available to youth science educators.  Attendees also receive complimentary classroom materials.

2014 EDAY

Location: Tucson, AZ, USAEday
Date: Wednesday, 22 October

Details on this program, including our speaker, will be available soon. If you are interested in attending or volunteering for this event please email

Prior Events

About the 2013 Science Educators' Day

In 2013, we held our annual Science Educators’ Day (EDAY) in Orlando, FL USA and welcomed 85 science educators.  The program included the winner of the 2007 Robert A. Millikan award of the American Association of Physics Teachers for “notable and creative contributions to the teaching of physics” David R. Sokoloff from the University of Oregon. You can view the 2013 EDAY video here

Teacher The 2013 EDAY Program (including Lesson Plans and an Activity Guide) and the Active Learning in Light and Optics: Optics Magic Tricks and Interactive Lecture Demonstrations Guide are now available online.

Here are two pieces of information from David Sokoloff that may be useful for your classroom:

  • The other Activity Based Physics materials are available for high school teachers as part of the High School E-Dition. Click here for more information. 
  • Click here for information on the High School Teachers' day at the Winter AAPT meeting in Orlando in January, along with other information on the meeting.

Support Youth Science Education

If you are interested financially supporting EDAY please download our donation form or contact Seth Schermer at Financial as well as in-kind (material) donations are welcome!

Please contact if you have any questions.