Science Teachers Association of the Northern Territory

About Us

STANT is a representative body that supports Science Teachers and teachers of Science, providing a voice locally and nationally regarding science related issues. STANT as a member of Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA ) is able to provide local, national and international professional learning of a high quality and support teachers to attend.

STANT aims to support all Science teachers or teachers of Science providing high quality professional learning, support, and advice. Programs and conferences like STEMX, Bush Blitz, ASSIST and CONASTA assist Northern Territory teachers with professional learning experiences throughout Australia.


• Provide a voice locally and nationally for teacher involved in teaching science
• Provide professional learning opportunities for teaching science in the Northern Territory
• Give teachers the opportunity to attend national and international conferences or professional learning trips by providing scholarships (STEMX, CONASTA, Bush Blitz, or Latitude and ASTA travel experience to Hawaii or America)
• Reduced cost at STANT and ASTA funded professional learning
• Eligibility to be nominated as a teacher reprehensive for the Northern Territory at the BHP Science awards
• Access to the ASTA website and its various teaching resources
• Receive the Science Teacher journal every 3 months
• Participate in the “Where to Enjoy” awards scheme
• Participate in the Territory Young Scientist Competition
• Partnership with Education Perfect on line

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CONASTA68_FinalVersionEvery year, science educators from across Australia attend CONASTA to learn about the newest developments in science education, to network with colleagues, and to discover new tools, resources and teaching practices. In 2019 CONASTA 68 will be held in tropical Darwin.

CONASTA is the annual national science education conference of the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) and is convened in a different state each year. In 2019 the Science Teachers Association of the Northern Territory (STANT) will proudly host CONASTA 68. This event will be held at Darwin High School from 7-10 July 2019.

The CONASTA 68 theme of ‘Uncharted Territory’ has been chosen to inspire all educators to focus on Innovation in Science Education. This unique theme will be carried through into a number of keynote presentations including a presentation titled ‘Love, Hate and Crocodiles; Alternatives to being dinner; ‘Yuwalk Dhawu – Language – the voice of science’; and ‘Serious learning serious fun – integrating science, sustainability and cross curriculum priorities’.

CONASTA 68 will celebrate the successes of science, particularly Australian science, and will explore the vital role of science in our future through a selection of over 120 hands-on workshops presented by teachers, researchers and science professionals and keynote presentations by eminent Australian scientists and researchers.

CONASTA 68 will feature an extensive Exhibition Display where educational institutions, publishers of science education resources, suppliers of science education materials, services and technologies can demonstrate some of their latest programs, innovations, products and services.

Escape the winter and join your fellow educators including primary teachers, secondary teachers, pre-service teachers and laboratory technicians as they come together in a spirit of learning, discovery and camaraderie.

  •  7-10 July 2019; Darwin High School

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Lvl 11, Mitchell Centre. 55-59 Mitchell Street
Darwin NT 0801

Phone: 08 8944 9324

ABN: 463 302 816 41