Meet Your Regional Director
8 Regional Directors elected every two years, half elected alternating years
NESTA strives to have one or more State Contacts per State.
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee
Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio
Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas Utah, Wyoming
Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington
7-12 ES & Physics Teacher (NY & CT)
Thanks to publicly available data, there is relative ease in being able to orchestrate collaborations between students, teachers, & scientists in order to investigate pressing ESS issues
New Hartford, NY
Earth Science Teacher (14 yrs)
Past Chairperson of STANYS Mohawk Valley Section
I love teaching about a topic that surrounds us and can be made local wherever you are.
Teacher (16 yrs)
American Physical Society Science Writing Award for “The Planet Hunters”
AAAS Travel Fellowship to Antarctica
I love learning about the natural world; teaching allows me to do that and encourage that in others.
UTeachTech Instructor—LA Tech Uni (5 yrs)
Einstein Educators Fellow (2012-2013)
I was sitting in my 8th-grade ES class 'learning" about rocks—through pictures in the textbook. I remember thinking, "it would be awesome if we really had some rocks here - when talking about rocks!" I swore if I ever found myself teaching others about rocks—I would have some there for them to touch!
Retired Teacher - Bonsai Student
I came into ES by accident - I was assigned to teach it, although my degree was in Biology. I had the good fortune to become involved in the Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association (MESTA). The amazing mentorship I found there made a convert of me
MS & HS Science Teacher (22 years)
We live here and need to understand how the Earth works so that we can keep living here. We can't protect what we don't understand
HS Science Teacher (20 yrs)
We need to spread the wonder that Earth provides to its future caretakers, our students
Science Teacher - all science — grades 5-12 (17 yrs)
2014 NAGT Oregon State Outstanding ES Teacher of Year; THEMIS/GEONS Ambassador; NASA Special Appreciation Award for services to THEMIS Mission
"Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent, and original manner possible" - Richard Feynman