The Science Education Council of Ohio (SECO) is a collaborative community that believes everyone deserves the benefit of a strong science education in order to engage with an ever-changing world.  



Did you miss the SECO March Webinar on K-12 Computer Science Standards,  presented by John Wiseman from ODE?  Click here to access a recording 

Did you miss the SECO February Webinar on Open Educational Resources,  presented by SECO Board Member Char Shryock?  Click here to access a recording 

Join us on Thursday, April 16 at 7pm for our April webinar.  Join SECO and Sandy Reed; science teacher and National Geographic Inquiry Ambassador for Ohio, to explore National Geographic’s tremendous, FREE educator resources. From on-line courses to educator grants and lesson plans to visits from Nat Geo Explorers; discover how Nat Geo can help you teach your students about the world around them and how it works; empowering them to succeed and to make it a better place.

Click here to register 

Important Information from ODE

Dear Ohio Science Colleagues,

We at ODE Science want to express our support to all teachers during these uncertain times. With the constant changing of events, we understand how difficult circumstances are right now for teachers in the many roles you carry out daily. 

Please reach out to us at any time with questions or needs that you may have. We are still working at full capacity at ODE, but since we are currently required to work from home, the best way to contact us is via email for the next three weeks at least. 

Additionally, we know that there is an immediate need for resources for home instruction of students and we are connecting with our national and state organizations to create an ODE science resource center where teachers can easily access instructional and learning materials. We are trying to organize this as soon as possible and will send out an update once we have established a centralized location for teachers to access.

We are incredibly grateful for the outstanding work that Ohio science teachers do every day and want to confirm our support for you in the upcoming weeks. Please take care of yourselves and know that we are here for you in whatever ways necessary.


ODE Science Team

Cathy Holmes 

Lydia Hunter - 

Robin Deems -

2020 Election: NOMINATION are now OPEN

It's that time of year! SECO election nominations are now OPEN. Please access the form to indicate your interest in running for President Elect, Secretary, or District Director.

Click here to nominate yourself or someone else

If you would like more clarification about a particular position or have general questions, please feel free to contact any board member. The contact information is found on our website under Directory link. Nominations will be accepted through March 31, 2020.

For the 2020-21 school year, SECO will be moving its annual Science Symposium from January/ February to early November. 

  Join us on November 9 & 10, 2020 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center, OH for the 2020 SECO Science Symposium.  

More information will be posted after the New Year. 

Upcoming events in Science

Meet your new SECO President!

Have ideas that you would like to see SECO initiate? Have a question about Science Education in Ohio? Contact us!

Science Education Council of Ohio (SECO)

2322 Raeburn Terrace

Cincinnati, OH 45223

President, Leslie Silbernagel

Past-President, Angela McMurry

 Executive Director Emeritus, Kay Wagner

Executive Director Emeritus, Piyush Swami

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To connect with the President, Treasurer and your District Directors via email, please visit the 

"Leadership Directory" tab at the top of the page. 

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