Earth and Space Science Resource Day

"Earth Science Resource Day" at the National NSTA Conference on Science Education is a perfect professional development day(s) for an Earth Science educator. Events include Professional Pevelopment workshops, Share-a-thons, speakers, our famous Rock and Mineral Raffle, and our annual NESTA Membership Meeting.

This year at NSTA in Chicago, we will spread events over three days, beginning with a NESTA breakfast get-together at 6:30 am in the Hyatt Regency.

Over the course of Friday and Saturday, we will provide 5 workshops on a variety of topics of interest to ES educators, There is usually a 4 Share-a-Thons where you could walk away with approximately 25 new and ready-to-use exemplary lessons, labs, and activities. See the description on this page for more details and to learn how you can be a Share-a-Thon presenter.

During the day listen to talks by Earth scientists who share their cutting-edge research. These talks are followed by our famous Rock and Mineral Raffle where valuable specimens are yours if you have the lucky ticket! See the description on this page for more details and to learn how to donate specimens to this event.

Following the Rock Raffle, NESTA members may participate in the Annual NESTA Membership Meeting where they will hear first hand the latest news from the NESTA Executive Board, and join in the discussion about the future of NESTA. Check back closer to the date of the conference to learn about the details of the next NESTA Earth Science Resource Day.


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