Conferences & Webinars
NESTA offers a full program of events throughout the year for teachers of both in person and virtual professional development:
NSTA National Conference
NSTA Regional Conferences—Fall:
Rock & Mineral Raffle
Excitement attending a NSTA conference For an ESS teacher—NESTA Rock & Mineral Raffle—purchase chances to win awesome specimens from around the World!
Regular feature since 1st NSTA National Conference (1987) serves to place ESS materials into hands of teachers
Proceeds assist NESTA keep dues low—a win-win for teachers & NESTA members!
Ever Wonder Who started conference
Our NESTA model for Share-a-thons has been reproduced by multiple organization as a best practice to support educator colleagues sharing favorite classroom activities with other teachers.
Attendees walk with proven, successful activities use right away in the classroom.
NESTA is not hosting any upcoming Share-A-Thons and hopes to find new strategic ways to support collegial exchange.
Friends of Earth Science Reception
Venue recognizes exemplary teaching
Bid on unique items in our Silent Auction
NESTA Field Trips
NESTA hosts—ESS field trips!—NSTA National Conference & other Geoscience Education meetings
Explore local geology & ESS places of interest with fellow ESS educators
All-day Field Trip—usually day before conference begins— For details on next field trip including itinerary & costs, check information closer to date of NSTA National conference or contact a NESTA Executive Board Member
AGU Speaker at NSTA Conference
In collaboration with AGU, NESTA hosts the AGU Scientific Speaker at the NSTA National Conference each year. This speaker provides insight from the forefront of geoscience research with high-impact presentations providing useful information for your classroom