Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How do I join the ATA Science Council?

Answer: Once you are logged in, look under the title Your ATA Tools, on the right hand side of this page and choose Specialist Council Membership. 

Question: What are the fees?


  • Regular: FREE, if the Science Council is the first specialist council in which you register; $35.00 for the year if it is the second specialist council in which you register
  • Student: FREE

Question: Do I have to be a regular member of the ATA to join the ATASC?

Answer: No. Although you have to be a member of the ATA to be a regular member of the Science Council, ATASC memberships are available to Associate members of ATA and Student members of ATA. 

To apply for membership, contact Barnett House at (780) 447-9400 or 1-800-232-7208 (toll free in Alberta).

Question: What services does the Science Council provide to its members?

Answer: The ATA's specialist councils were created to foster the professional development of teachers with common interests in curriculum areas. Opportunities include:

  • sharing ideas with other science teachers
  • attend the annual conference
  • receive "The Alberta Science Teacher" and "The Alberta Science Education Journal" publications
  • attend workshops and seminars organized by the science council
  • become a part of the Science Council Executive
  • access the special "Protected Areas" of our website, where a variety of teacher resources are available