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One Earth. Our Future. The National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) seeks to inspire all students to be stewards of our one Earth and to encourage personal choices and public policies informed by scientific data. NESTA, a non-profit organization, supports K-12 educators in their efforts to mentor, guide, and instruct all students. Our future depends on this.

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GEARING UP FOR EARTH SCIENCE WEEK:  11-17 OCTOBER 2020

This upcoming Sunday, 11 October 2020, starts the AGI 2020 Earth Science WeekEvents and goes through the 17 October 2020.

This year's theme is "Earth Materials in Our Lives."

Daily themes:

     11 October - Day 1:  International Earthcache Day

      12 October - Day 2:  Minerals Day

      13 October - Day 3:  Earth Observation Day  and  No Child Left Inside Day

      14 October - Day 4:National Fossil Day

      15 October - Day 5:  Geoscience for Everyone Day

      16 October - Day 6:  Geologic Map Day

      17 October - Day 7:  International Archaeology Day

 

 

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Webinar: Implementing NGSS in Earth Science--How to "NGSS-ify" the Question Formulation Technique: A Deep Dive 
When: Thursday, March 26, 2020, 1:00 PM Pacific | 2:00 PM Mountain | 3:00 PM Central | 4:00 PM Eastern 
Presenter(s): Sarah Westbrook, The Right Question Institute, Nicole Bolduc, Ellington Public Schools
How do you design a NGSS unit (or modify an existing NGSS storyline) so that it starts with powerful, authentic student questions? What are best practices for helping students channel their wonderings into rigorous, relevant investigations? And, what do you do with the questions you can't answer? This webinar addresses these questions and more, as we take a deep dive into adapting the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) for the NGSS classroom. Register Here by: March 24, 2020.

NSTA 2020
NSTA's 2020 National Conference on Science Education in Boston has been cancelled. Stay tuned for virtual sessions that will take place on Saturday, April 4, 2020 including presentations, a virtual Share-a-Thon, and a virtual Friends of Earth Science Reception! We look forward to "seeing you" on Zoom!

TES Fall 2019

Fall 2019 Issue of The Earth Scientist. This open access issue promotes the USGS theme of "Be an Explorer."

Go to https://serc.carleton.edu/nesta/resources/concord_es.html

Earth, Space, and Environmental Science Resources from the Concord Consortium. This collection helps you teach about plate tectonics, environmental sustainability (such as climate change, air quality, water availability), space, and natural hazards.

Zika Zine
The fictional mosquitoes in the Zika Zine do the same sorts of things as real Aedes mosquitoes, which carry Zika virus. Read the Zine, learn how Aedes mosquitoes live, and you'll discover how to reduce the number of places where mosquitoes can survive.

Go to https://serc.carleton.edu/nesta/prof-dev/webinars/index.html
Are you out of school for COVID-19? If you find yourself with extra time, we'd like to suggest you visit the archives of the NESTA webinars and those of our partners. Take some time to watch the webinars and explore the associated resources.

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