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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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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 "When it rains, it pours" November 1, 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 are recorded and posted for those who might be teaching at that time.

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.

In case you missed it or just need a refresher of what you saw, check out the resources from the Share-a-Thon at the Baltimore NSTA Areas Conference on Friday, October 6, 2017.

If you missed our Fall 2017 NESTA Annual Meeting, then check out the recording and presentation slides. It was held Saturday, October 14.

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 ten positions: President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, four Regional Directors, two Directors-at-Large, and one Board Member Representative to the Executive Committee. Read descriptions of the positions here. Please submit your nomination by December 15, 2017.

Earth Science Week Starts This Sunday, October 8! Check out our Earth Science Week teaching resources collection. Be sure to join us on Saturday, October 14 for an end of Earth Science Week, virtual Celebration Meeting! Call in details are on the teaching resources collection page.

Present at a 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.

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