NESTA Professional Development Opportunities

NESTA offers an assortment of professional development opportunities through the year. Many of these events occur in conjunction with NSTA National and Regional Conferences. In addition, NESTA occasionally co-sponsors events such as Field Trips and Field Conferences (add a link) with other organizations. For professional development opportunities offered by other organizations, click here

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This NESTA workshop presents exemplary NGSS-based activities for the geology classroom that bring fundamental concepts in Earth science to life for your students. Handouts.

Join more than 20 NESTA members and other education specialists as they share their favorite classroom activities. Lots of free handouts!

Join more than 20 NESTA members and other education specialists as they share their favorite classroom activities. Lots of free handouts!

Join more than 20 NESTA members and other education specialists as they share their favorite classroom activities. Lots of free handouts!

Dr. James White of the University of Colorado at Boulder will discuss "Abrupt Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future."

Jim White is the Director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, a Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and is also instrumental in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado (CU). He is the past Director of Environmental Studies Program at CU, which he helped to establish and grow during its first decade, and was past chair of the Polar Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences.

This NESTA hands-on workshop highlights lessons and strategies using NGSS crosscutting concepts to unite core ideas and science practices for classroom Earth system science.

This NESTA-ESIP hands-on workshop highlights freely available lessons and strategies integrating data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation into the classroom, engaging students in the scientific process.

Join more than 20 NESTA members and other education specialists as they share their favorite classroom activities. Lots of free handouts!

Explore the scientific foundations of what we know about weather, climate, and climate change through effective hands-on and data-rich classroom activities from NESTA.

NESTA offers more than 50 specimens to choose from for a chance to win display-quality specimens of rocks, minerals, and fossils as well as other Earth science-related materials.

NYESTA is conducting its second Geologic Field Trip, this time to the Atlantic Coastal Plain of Long Island. Registration begins on Wednesday at 3 followed by a reception Thursday's fields trips start at Caumsett Historic State Park and then to the ocean at Fire Island National Seashore. Glacial features; such as kettles and moraines will be studied on Friday followed by studying a tidal environment We event have workshops. Transportation and lunches are provided.


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