Log in

Member Login

Welcome to the National Earth Science Teachers Association

Founded in 1983, our nonprofit-educational organization is a community of volunteer educators determined to advocate for K-12+ Earth and space science (ESS) education. Supporting educators through a variety of professional development offerings, learning communities and classroom programs, our community provides leadership through vital collaborations with education associations, scientific societies & federal agencies.  



Join a Community of ESS Educators

Support Advocacy of ESS throughout the Nation

Receive our peer-reviewed journal: The Earth Scientist 

Access NESTA-Member Benefits & Learning Community

Contribute to tomorrow's classrooms.  Join us and benefit from the infectious passion of  educators that are not only experienced in creating dynamic classroom opportunities, but also are committed to having a larger voice to ensure Earth and Space science learning for ALL.   Regardless of disciplinary focus, we support classrooms that engage students with questions about our Earth systems!

Link to NESTA Facebook Professional Learning Community



Meet Your Regional Director

You have a Regional Director
to help

Find Your Regional Director 

Ideas advocating for ESS?

  Interested in learning how to become more involved in the ESS Community?

Have questions about NESTA?


NESTA invites classrooms, teachers and student teachers to join a seasonal data exploration!  Our new initiative creates a peer network to support educators (and educators-in-training) while they dive into the possibilities of authentic scientific exploration as part of their classroom activities. 
Spring 2024 :  Curious Cloudy Connections
  (Join us in March & April)

  NESTA Data Network

New Logo—21st Century Direction


Our new Logo demonstrates our commitment as the voice for ALL Earth System Science teachers across the Nation.   Find out more about  our logo design using the link below.

    What's in a Logo

NESTA's Three Pillars: 

⚬ advocacy. 

⚬ community. 

professional   development. 

NESTA's Focus on the Future—
By Teachers.  For Teachers.
Attract a Community of ESS teachers, professors, professionals & organizations 
to Advocate for ESS for all K-12 students

Provide quality, innovative Professional Development to support K-12 ESS education in ALL classrooms.

Interested in Helping?

The Earth Scientist

NESTA Upcoming Events

  • No upcoming events
Events with a NESTA Presence

Stay-tuned for updates during our summer months

                AGU 100 Logo                                                  American Meteorological Society Logo

                    NOAA logo         

American Geosciences Institute logo

 Stay Connected:

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software