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Unlike many science-education organizations, we have no salaried staff, offices, or large expense budgets. Over 40 years, we have relied on members to best advocate ESS & provide activities beneficial to teachers/students. NESTA depends on members to volunteer knowledge & skills"bottom-up" design to give Members a REAL voice—to carry out our mission as the prime community source-of-support for ESS educators

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Pinnacle of Professional Development

Immediately useful high quality digital & physical publications

Conferences with days of activities from courses, Rock Raffles, Share-a-thons, Field Trips, Receptions & many other exciting offers

Cutting-edge Webinars for immediate use in the classroom

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Strong ESS Community

Strong partnerships with leading organizations linking teachers with leading academics & professionals

A community of passionate teachers linked together with the love of Earth & Space Sciences—"bottom-up" mentality that give Teachers a voice.  The common goal that all students should have ESS, to become better stewards of this one lonely and beautiful planet, our only home, Earth

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A Rich History Advocating for ESS

Extending all the way back to 1966 with the start of Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association (MESTA), NESTA's birth in 1983 has since evolved and changed as the needs of ESS teachers has evolved and changed.

Go back to the start of it all, read our rich history

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Passionate About ES?

Are you passionate about Earth Science?   
Concerned on the direction of ESS in your State?

Want to join a community of like-minded teachers & academics advocating for Earth Science?

Do you like being a part of fresh, useful and relevant professional development?

Become a Member           Join our Team!

NESTA needs volunteers—varying degrees of commitment:

“Easy” waysexpress your opinion/suggestion to advance NESTA; write an article in The Earth Scientist; present/work at a conference

Slightly higher level—serve as a State Contact

Serve as Appointed OfficersEditors of publications (TES/Instagram/FB), Committee Chairs, Coordinators & Advisors

Highest levelrun for elected office—Regional Director, Secretary, Treasurer, President-Elect

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