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NESTA EVENTS April 1, 2016, Music City Center, Davidson B
(unless otherwise noted)

National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) Shares: Earth System Science Share-a-Thon
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Join more than 20 NESTA members and other education specialists as they share their favorite Earth system science classroom activities. Many free handouts!

NESTA and HHMI Share: Multimedia Tools and Resources for Teaching Earth System Science
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Our dynamic planet has undergone vast changes over geologic history. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Biointeractive program provides free online resources for science teachers and students, including animations, short films, and apps. This NESTA-HHMI workshop investigates our changing Earth while modeling Earth system science classroom practices.
Presenters: Missy Holzer (Chatham High School), Laura Dinerman and Mark Nielsen (Howard Hughes Medical Institute), Michael Passow (Dwight Morrow High School, ret.)

TERC and NESTA Share: National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) Shares: EarthScope Chronicles—The Newberry Volcano: A Volcano Story
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Find out about EarthScope scientists’ stories and engage in data-based investigations. Bring a laptop and work along with the presenters exploring these resources.
Presenters: Carla McAuliffe (TERC: Cambridge, MA), Erin Bardar (TERC: Cambridge, MA)

NESTA Shares: Geology Share-a-Thon
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Join more than 20 NESTA members and other education specialists as they share their favorite classroom activities. Lots of free handouts!

NESTA Shares: Rock, Mineral, and Fossil Raffle
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
NESTA offers a chance to win one or more display- and classroom-quality rock, mineral, and fossil specimens, as well as other Earth science-related materials.

NESTA “FRIENDS OF EARTH SCIENCE” RECEPTION
6:30 – 8:00 pm Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Skyline Junior Ballroom
Join colleagues from across the country and elsewhere to socialize and recognize this year’s winner of the American Geoscience Institute’s Edward C Roy Jr. Award for Excellence of K – 8 Science Teaching.
Hors d’oevres. Cash bar.


NESTA EVENTS April 2, 2016, Music City Center, Davidson B
National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) Shares: Astronomy Share-a-Thon
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Join more than 20 NESTA members and other education specialists as they share their favorite classroom activities. Lots of free handouts!

AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION LECTURE – DR. LINDA KAH
The Kenneth R. Walker Professor, University of Tennessee--Knoxville
“Curiosity's Adventures in Gale Crater, Mars”
11:00AM – 12:00 PM Music City Center Grand Ballroom #2
Mars is an enigma. Despite evidence from the Viking orbiters of a landscape dissected by channels, the Viking landers revealed the surface of Mars to be a desolate place, shaped primarily by wind rather than water. More recent data from the MER rovers has defined a world still dominated by wind, but a world in which water occurred both within the subsurface, and at least episodically, upon the land surface. With Curiosity’s investigation of Gale crater, currently pressing onward toward Mount Sharp, we continue to glimpse a land with a far more complex history of water than first imagined.

NESTA and CIESIN Share: Exploring a Compendium of Online Resources for Teaching Earth Science
12:30 PM – 01:30 PM
NESTA members will share exemplary educational websites, including the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, to help implement NGSS and state curricular standards programs.
Presenter(s): Michael Passow (Dwight Morrow High School, ret.), Margaret Holzer (Chatham High School), Carla McAuliffe (TERC)

NESTA Shares: Atmosphere and Ocean Share-a-Thon
02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Join more than 20 NESTA members and other educators as they share their favorite weather, climate, and ocean classroom activities. Many free handouts!

NESTA Shares: Innovative Ways to Teach about Weather Observation and Weather Hazards
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
NESTA members will share a variety of strategies to enhance your studies of weather and weather hazards to help implement NGSS and network your school.
Presenter(s): Michael Passow (Dwight Morrow High School, ret.) and Margaret Holzer (Chatham High School)

NESTA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
05:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Participate in the annual “State of NESTA” Meeting and share your opinions of what our priorities should be for the coming year. Meet the incoming President, Cheryl Manning, and other NESTA leaders.

NOTE: MATERIALS FOR THIS CONFERENCE MAY BE SHIPPED TO:
GUEST MICHAEL J PASSOW
DOUBLETREE HOTEL NASHVILLE
315 4th AVENUE N
NASHVILLE, TN 37219
615-244-8200


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