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NESTA welcomes in-kind sponsorship from individuals and organizations that share its mission to facilitate and advance excellence in Earth and Space Science education. An in-kind contribution to NESTA is a contribution of materials or time, rather than a financial contribution. Examples of in-kind sponsorship include rock, mineral or fossil specimens, other resources for classroom K-12 Earth and Space science teachers that NESTA can distribute to teachers at our events across the country, or the time of you or your employees to assist NESTA in accomplishing its mission. If you, or someone you love, has a rock collection looking for a new home, NESTA may be a perfect place to make such a contribution, as we support teachers across the country looking for quality specimens. Mining companies can also contribute specimens to NESTA as donations to our organization.
Organizations that regularly support NESTA through in-kind sponsorship include:
- the Michigan Earth Science Teachers Assocation,
- Carolina Biological,
- and the Mineral Information Institute.
In addition to these organizations, numerous generous individuals regularly contribute rock, mineral, or fossil specimens to NESTA for us to distribute through our Rock and Mineral Raffles.
If you or your organization share NESTA's mission, and are interested in in-kind sponsorship of NESTA, please be in touch with the NESTA President (Missy Holzer) or Executive Director (Dr. Roberta Johnson) to discuss your ideas and find out more about ways you can help us support K-12 Earth and Space Science teachers across the country.
NESTA also accepts donations in support of our activities. As a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, donations to NESTA may be tax-deductible. For more information about how to donate to NESTA, please visit our donations page.