Conferences & Webinars

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NESTA offers  a full program of events throughout the year for teachers:

NSTA National Conference—Spring:

  • Field Trip (most years)
  • PD Workshops & Lectures
  • Share-a-Thons
  • Rock and Mineral Raffles
  • Friends of ESS Reception
  • Membership meeting

NSTA Regional Conferences—Fall:

  • multiple workshops
  • Share-a-Thons
  • Rock and Mineral Raffle

GSA Conference

AGU GIFT Workshop—NESTA collaboration—Fall

          • Get latest geoscience research from scientists
          • Explore new classroom resources
          • Visit exhibits/technical sessions for free



Something Written here about our many Webinars.

Rock & Mineral Raffle

Excitement attending a NSTA conference For an ESS teacherNESTA Rock & Mineral Rafflepurchase chances to win awesome specimens from around the World!

Regular feature since 1st NSTA National Conference (1987) serves to place ESS materials into hands of teachers

Proceeds assist NESTA keep dues lowa win-win for teachers & NESTA members!

  Donate Specimens!


  • Venue recognizes exemplary teaching—Edward C Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching by AGI 

  • See old friends & meet new ones, as well as NESTA leadership

  • Bid on unique items in our Silent Auction


Educator colleagues share favorite classroom activities with other teachers

Attendees walk away—handouts describing proven, successful activities use right away in the classroom

Meet old friends & make new ones.  Want to  participate as a presenter at one or more upcoming Share-a-Thons?


NESTA hostsESS field trips!—NSTA National Conference & other Geoscience Education meetings

Explore local geology & ESS places of interest with fellow ESS educators

All-day Field Tripusually day before conference begins— For details on next field trip including itinerary & costs, check information closer to date of NSTA National conference or contact a NESTA Executive Board Member

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