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The National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) facilitates and advances excellence in K-12 Earth and Space Science education, serving a diverse population of learners in formal and informal settings. Join NESTA today!

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Exciting Iceland Field Trip! Twenty Earth Science educators and enthusiasts recently joined Missy Holzer (Appointed Director) and Cheryl Manning (President) on a tour of some of the best volcanoes, glaciers, hotspots, divergent plate tectonics, and geothermal energy generation on our planet. NESTA joined with Holbrook Travel to bring this experience to our members and friends. Check out this photo log of our trip!



The U.S. Department of the Interior is considering abolishing or reducing 27 National Monuments designated or expanded since 1996 under the Antiquities Act of 1906. These monument designations currently protect lands such as the Upper Missouri River Breaks in Montana, the Berryessa Snow Mountain in California, and the Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

NESTA is preparing a statement to support the education and outreach efforts of these National Monuments. We would like to hear your stories about how you have used National Monuments in your teaching. Please complete our brief survey. We will aggregate the results of your responses in our position statement. We also encourage you to submit your own comments here.



Our NESTA President, Cheryl Manning, was interviewed by BuzzFeed. David Thesenga Part 2 and Carla McAuliffe Part 1 were interviewed by The Weather Channel. NESTA is in the processes of drafting a Climate Change Education Position Statement. If you would like to participate in this effort, please sign up here.



The Paleontological Research Institution has kicked off a crowdfunding campaign to send copies of the book, The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change™, to every high school and middle school in the country. Visit here to support the effort through GiveGab (a charity crowdfunding site).



Scientists Agree on Climate Change: NESTA's Response to the Heartland Institute's Recent Mailing to Teachers. Over the last few months, tens of thousands of teachers around the country received an unsolicited package from the Heartland Institute that includes a booklet and a DVD. These materials are deceptive, appearing to be scientific, yet blatantly misrepresent scientific findings and data analyses. Read our response.



The Teacher Friendly Guide to Climate Change from the Paleontological Research Institute focuses on scientific aspects of climate change: how climate works and why scientists think it's changing, and the science and engineering behind the steps that would mitigate climate change and enable humans to adapt to climate changes that do occur.



EclipseMob is a crowdsourced effort to conduct the largest-ever low-frequency radio wave propagation experiment during the 2017 solar eclipse. You can build your own radio receiver and participate in the measurement! EclipseMob is offering another two webinars from 2-3PM ET and 3-4PM ET on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Learn more and register today!



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