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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/ Renew today!

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Implementing NGSS in Earth Science Webinar. When: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 1:00 PM Pacific | 2:00 PM Mountain | 3:00 PM Central | 4:00 PM EasternPresentations: Explore plate tectonics through GPS data & Argumentation and modeling in Earth Science. Register by Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The 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 takes place after the demonstration. Participate in "Story Maps" Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 1 PM EDT. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/984414941. You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (646) 749-3131. Access Code: 984-414-941. The webinars are recorded and posted for those who might be teaching at that time.

Intro to CLEAN Webinar. Take your teaching about climate and energy to the next level with the CLEAN Webinar Series designed to provide educators with resources and tools to incorporate Climate and Energy concepts in their classrooms through data-based activities. The next webinar is Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 6:30 to 7:00 PM EDT. Register and learn more about each of the webinars in the series.

Register Today for the NOAA Planet Stewards April Webinar - Meteorological Memories: The Hazardous Weather of 2017 and How to Prepare for the Future! NOAA Planet Stewards is pleased to welcome Greg Carbin, Chief of Forecast Operations at NOAA's Weather Prediction Center as our featured speaker this month. When: Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:30 PM EDT. Space is Limited! : Reserve Your Seat Here.

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Watch National Geograhic's new docu-series ONE STRANGE ROCK, premiering on Monday, March 26 at 10/9C! This Earth science series is narrated by actor Will Smith and features perspectives from eight astronauts on the wonders of Earth as seen from space. Check out the free educator resources including a currinculum guide.

See Earth through the Astronauts' Lens using the Windows on Earth collection from TERC! Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) have taken over 2 million photos of Earth. These photos are dramatic, beautiful, engaging and informative, helping us all understand and appreciate Earth. They include scientific phenomena, such as erupting volcanoes, powerful hurricanes, river erosion, and agriculture patterns around the globe. Explore our Earth from a whole new perspective.

Use the GLOBE Observer app, to join the GLOBE community and contribute important scientific data to NASA and GLOBE, your local community, and students and scientists worldwide. Check out the new Mosquito Habitat Mapper within the app.

Join teachers of all grades to live and learn on Earth's most active volcano in Kilauea, Hawaii – July 2018. Plate tectonics, hotspots, volcanic processes, mapping, data collection, modern coral reefs and more. NESTA members receive a discount.

Check out the Educator Toolkit: Framing Phenomena-Based Student Investigations compiled by the NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative (NESEC) for information on how you can bring NASA data into your classroom.

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.

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