News and Announcements
This is a complete listing of current and past posts.
Download this app for smart phones and tablets, register an account, and get your thermometer ready to collect citizen science data for NASA during the eclipse. Start practicing your cloud observations now – air temperature data collection will become active on August 18! Observations are needed from across North America-from the path of totality and those experiencing a partial eclipse.
Check out these NASA educational resources for the eclipse and beyond.
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.
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.
Visit here to support the effort through GiveGab (a charity crowdfunding site).
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!
Join us in Iceland from July 6, 2017 to July 14, 2017! The land of fire and ice, Iceland is an Earth scientist's dream, abundant with majestic waterfalls, active volcanoes, expansive lakes, winding rivers, massive glaciers, and vast mountainous and uninhabited terrain. CEU's or graduate credits are available for this 9-day immersive experience sponsored by NESTA.
Out2Lunch webinar series from ESIP Education provides 10-minute GoToMeeting demonstrations of Earth science data tools & resources for educators teaching grades 6 to 14. A five minute Q&A session will take place after the demonstration. The fourth webinar is on April 19, 2017 at 1 PM ET. Join the GoToMeeting. You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (646) 749-3131. Access Code: 984-414-941. The webinars will be recorded and posted for those who might be teaching at that time.
CLEAN, and will show attendees how to use CLEAN for their NGSS needs. It takes place on April 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM Pacific | 2:00 PM Mountain | 3:00 PM Central | 4:00 PM Eastern. The deadline to register is April 11, 2017.
Out2Lunch webinar series from ESIP Education provides 10-minute GoToMeeting demonstrations of Earth science data tools & resources for educators teaching grades 6 to 14. A five minute Q&A session will take place after the demonstration. The first webinar is on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 1 PM ET. Join the GoToMeeting. You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (646) 749-3131. Access Code: 984-414-941. The webinars will be recorded and posted for those who might be teaching at that time.
Join us at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in Los Angeles, California, March 30 - April 2, 2017.
Present at one of our NESTA Share-a-Thons in Los Angeles, CA! NESTA will be offering a number of workshops and presentations at NSTA's National Conference on Science Education in Los Angeles, California, March 30-April 2, 2017. In particular, our Share-A-Thons provide you with the opportunity to reach out to large audiences of K-12 science teachers.
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 its first two webinars on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Learn more and register today!
Nominate yourself for a NESTA leadership position. Would you or another NESTA colleague be willing to serve our organization in a leadership capacity? We are seeking members in good standing to be nominated for the following eight positions: four Regional Directors, two Directors-at-Large, and two Board Member Representatives to the Executive Committee. Read descriptions of the positions here. Please submit your nomination by February 12, 2017.
Check out the resources for the AGU-NESTA Fall 2016 GIFT Workshop in San Francisco, December 12-13, 2016. There are scientific presentations and classroom activities for your personal professional development and use in teaching.
Join us at the NSTA Area Conference in Columbus, Ohio, December 1-3, 2016.
Read, download, and share this Open Access issue of The Earth Scientist with your colleagues. Sponsored by Temple University, it features an instructional tool that helps students weigh and coordinate the connection between evidence and models; activity topics include Earth's moon, wetlands, and fracking.
Celebrate Earth Science Week with your students, October 9 to 15, 2016! Encourage them to apply to the four contests (video, photography, visual arts, & essay); deadline to enter is 5 PM ET, October 14, 2016.
Join us at the Geological Society of America annual meetings in Denver, Colorado, September 25-28, 2016.
Apply here to present at the AGU-NESTA Fall 2016 GIFT Workshop. The deadline to apply is August 31, 2016.
Register now and join us for the Earth Educator's Rendezvous in Madison, Wisconsin, July 18-22, 2016.
Join us at the 5th Annual STEM Forum & Expo in Denver, Colorado, July 27-29, 2016.