Pinnacle of Professional Development
Immediately useful high quality digital & physical publications
Conferences with days of activities from courses, Rock Raffles, Share-a-thons, Field Trips, Receptions & many other exciting offers
Cutting-edge Webinars for immediate use in the classroom
Strong ESS Community
Strong partnerships with leading organizations linking teachers with leading academics & professionals
A community of passionate teachers linked together with the love of Earth & Space Sciences—"bottom-up" mentality that give Teachers a voice. The common goal that all students should have ESS, to become better stewards of this one lonely and beautiful planet, our only home, Earth
There is no greater science
A Rich History Advocating for ESS
Extending all the way back to 1966 with the start of Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association (MESTA), NESTA's birth in 1983 has since evolved and changed as the needs of ESS teachers has evolved and changed.
Go back to the start of it all, read our rich historyRead More
—Join our ESS Community to guide NESTA & the future of ESS—
By Volunteer Teachers 4 Teachers
Unlike many science-education organizations—NSTA, GSA, AGU, AGI—we have no salaried staff, offices, large expense budgets—Almost 40 years, we relied on members to best advocate ESS & provide activities beneficial to teachers/students
NESTA depends on members to volunteer knowledge & skills—"bottom-up" design to give Members a REAL voice—to carry out our mission as the prime community source-of-support for ESS educators
We need YOU
Passionate About ES?
Are you passionate about Earth Science?
Want to join a community of like-minded teachers & academics advocating for Earth Science?
Do you like being a part of fresh, useful and relevant professional development?
NESTA needs volunteers—varying degrees of commitment:
“Easy” ways—express your opinion/suggestion to advance NESTA; write an article in The Earth Scientist; present/work at a conference
Slightly higher level—serve as a State Contact
Serve as Appointed Officers—Editors of publications (TES/Instagram/FB), Committee Chairs, Coordinators & Advisors
Highest level—run for elected office—Regional Director, Secretary, Treasurer, President-Elect