General support for NESTA's activities - to be used at the discretion of NESTA. This critical unrestricted support, which we can use where NESTA needs help most, can cover all needs, including those identified below, as well as costs for other NESTA expenses such as copying and printing, conference calls of the Executive committee and Board, meeting travel, new member packets, and mailing costs.
Support for the Windows to the Universe project - NESTA's flagship program for reaching the global community of learners and educators in Earth and space science.
Development of a fund to support NESTA teacher members to attend Earth and Space Science associated professional development or field conferences, with the requirement that recipients contribute to back to NESTA in some way, through an article, presentation, or other service. This support will be offered through a need-based application process once the fund reaches $5000.
Support for classroom materials grants for NESTA teacher members for Earth and Space Science educational resources and classroom tools. This support will be offered through a need-based application process once the fund reaches $5000.
Support for publication and mailing costs associated with NESTA's journal, The Earth Scientist.
Support for NESTA memberships for newly graduating Earth science teachers. Each membership costs $40/year, and your donation of $80 could provide 2 new teachers with membership in NESTA! As a special bonus, donors sponsoring membership of five or more new Earth Science teachers will have the option to receive an honorary 1-year membership in NESTA.
Support for the transition of state-based Earth science teacher associations (ESTA's) to adopt the new NESTA website toolkit.