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Students doing a science experiement
Two students making a model of the galaxy
Two students with a microscope
Student with a butterfly net
Two students doing a wind experiment
Closeup of student examining a praying mantis
Two excited students discussing their experiment

Special Professional Learning Opportunity!

Regional Science Leadership Cadre

The Regional Science Leadership Cadre is a collaborative effort between the Warner School of Education at the U of R and regional BOCES. It will be held at Monroe 1 BOCES over multiple dates this fall. This is a professional working group composed of teachers, administrators and school leaders committed to supporting high quality science teaching and learning through implementation of New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). Get the brochure. Register here.

Earth and Space Science News

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Eclipse News!

This is a VERY big and exciting year for Earth and Space Sciences in upstate New York. There are two amazing astronomy events: the partial solar eclipse in October 2023, and a total solar eclipse in April 2024! Click MORE for information and links!
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Learn More About "Where Are the Wolves?"

NYS Assessment Schedule

image of the revised Timeline from April 2021*Please note: Some B4S teacher training videos were recorded prior to assessment schedule changes – This timeline is the most updated assessment timeline currently available (revised April 2021). Please visit: for more information from NYSED regarding NYSSLS implementation.

Fall 2023 BOCES 4 Science Investigation Purchase Catalog

Click here for the Fall 2023 BOCES 4 Science Investigation Purchase Catalog. Please review page 5 of the catalog for more information and submit pages 6 and 7 for your order.

Training Sessions

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Newest Addition to BOCES 4 Science

BOCES 4 Science is happy to announce its newest way to help science educators meet New York State Science Learning Standards: Science Investigation Kits and Workshops!
BOCES 4 Science is a collaborative science program service developed through a partnership among the BOCES in the Mid-Western New York State region. 
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