MBER Summer Institute

MBER Summer Institute - Overview

Model Based Educational Resource (MBER) is a full-year high school biology or Earth Science integrated biology course developed by a team at UC Davis. MBER is intended to support students in developing a set of explanatory models in the life/Earth sciences that can be used to explain a range of phenomena. In each unit, phenomena motivate student questions and the class works together to build explanatory models that can be used to answer their questions. This 4-day in-person institute is designed to help you navigate the collection of MBER tools, links, strategies, and resources. In addition to the institute, you’ll also receive a lifelong membership to the MBER community, as well as access to the full year of NGSS-aligned high school biology and/or Earth-integrated curricular materials. We also have virtual programs available this summer.



High School Biology Teachers teaching general biology or Earth science integrated biology. This will be one institute with break out rooms for regular biology or Earth science integrated biology. During registration you will be able to indicate which version of the curriculum you intend to use. (If you have already attended our MBER Institute this is mostly a repeat.)

When & Where

This institute will be offered in-person at Sacramento State.
August 2-5, 2022 (Tuesday-Friday)

Further details on parking and room location will be sent as we get closer to the institute.

Payment Information

Registration Fee: $625 per teacher OR $550 per teacher for teams of two or more from the same school site

Register Online - first come, first served!

Registrations received after June 30th will incur a $25 late fee
If paying by Purchase Order, a hard copy is not required to register, but you must have approval from your district, school principal, or school secretary for the funds AND the contact information for that person must be provided during the registration process.

Payments should be made out to the Sacramento Area Science Project and mailed to:
MASE Center
6000 J Street - Sequoia Hall #202
Sacramento, CA 95819-6125

For questions regarding payment please contact Debbie Dennick.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing by June 30, 2022 in order to receive a full refund (minus a $15 processing fee). Any cancellations received after this time will not receive a refund. Registrations may be transferred at any time with no penalty.

Travel to Sacramento State

Detailed campus map and driving directions to Sacramento State

The closest airport is Sacramento International Airport, approximately 18 miles from campus.

Check back for more details on hotel accommodations.

Sacramento State Map