Building A Presence Leads to Science Matters

Building a Presence (BaP) for Science has been redefined as Science Matters and remains the largest networking initiative of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). The award-winning program is designed to improve the teaching and learning of science from kindergarten through 12th grade. NSTA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the improvement of science teaching and learning. Major funding for Building a Presence for Science was provided by the Exxon Mobil Foundation. The Science Matters website is brought to you through the generous support of:


CSSS Associate member, Marsha Winegarner will work with states to help them use this awesome communication tool. If you are representing a non-BaP/Science Matters state, and would like more information, please contact Marsha at Special BaP/Science Matters coordinator sessions are held in conjunction with NSTA national and regional science conferences.

For even more information go to Or contact Kate FalkSenior Manager, Public Relations & Science Matters, Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Blvd.Arlington, VA 22201Work: (703) 312-9211, Fax: (703) 243-7177,