We are so glad you have decided to connect to the science teacher education community in the Northeast!  We are the northeast regional affiliate of the Association for Science Teacher Education (http://theaste.org/), whose mission is to promote excellence in science teacher education through scholarship and innovation.  Each October, we get together to share ideas and practices to promote science teacher education in formal and informal educational settings. This year, we are looking forward to an exciting meeting of science teacher educators, teachers, preservice teachers, scientists, science coordinators and supervisors, and informal science educators.