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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!

News and Announcements

Present at an NESTA Share-a-Thon this fall! Our NESTA Share-A-Thons at NSTA Area Conferences provide you with the opportunity to reach out to large audiences of K-12 science teachers. During the Share-a-Thon, teachers move around the room from table to table. You will have about 5 to 10 minutes with teachers. Your name can be included in the online program and if you are a classroom teacher, we can provide a letter recognizing your presentation. Present at the NESTA Share-a-Thon at the NSTA 2017 Baltimore Area Conference on Friday, October 6, 2017. Present at the NESTA Share-a-Thon at the NSTA 2017 New Orleans Area Conference on Friday, December 1, 2017.

Order Your Earth Science Week Kit Today! Earth Science Week is October 8th to 14th and has as its theme, "Earth and Human Activity." Earth Science Week is sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI). Every year AGI sends out thousands of Earth Science Week kits to teachers across the nation. The kit contains, classroom lessons, posters, bookmarks, postcards, and more. If you did not receive a kit and would like one, you can order it from AGI. The kit is free, but does cost $8.50 to ship.

Create Your Own CLEAN-NGSS Unit. The Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) just released a Getting Started Guide and three examples of CLEAN-supported NGSS units. You can also sign up for CLEAN STEM Flashes, topical newsletters that connect selected resources from the CLEAN collection with current climate and energy events in the news.

New Teaching Resources Collection. Hurricane season is here. Teaching About Hurricanes contains some of the highest quality, vetted lessons and activities plus videos and articles.

All Things Eclipse Webinar, August 18, 2017, 3 PM EDT. Live from the path of totality, Charles Fulco discussed how an eclipse occurs, how to safely view the eclipse (no glasses, no problem), and shared classroom resources that you can use with your students. If you missed it, watch the archived webinar and explore the classroom resources.

Total Eclipse of the Sun. On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. A list of classroom resources has been compiled to assist you as you bring the "Eclipse 2017" alive for your students.

Present at our NESTA Share-a-Thon in Baltimore, Maryland! NESTA, together with NOAA and IRIS will be offering a number of workshops and presentations at NSTA's Baltimore, Area Conference October 5-7, 2017. In particular, our Share-A-Thons provide you with the opportunity to reach out to large audiences of K-12 science teachers.

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!

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