Who are We

A nonprofit-educational organization founded in 1983 by a

Community of volunteer ESS teachers Advocating K-12+ passion for Earth/Space science

NESTA leaders offer Professional Development to K-12 teachers on Earth, space & environmental science

& collaborates with education associations, scientific societies & federal agencies to promote/advocate ESS education

Pinnacle of Professional Development

Immediately useful high quality digital & physical publications

Conferences with days of activities from courses, Rock Raffles, Share-a-thons, Field Trips, Receptions & many other exciting offers

Cutting-edge Webinars for immediate use in the classroom

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Strong ESS Community

Strong partnerships with leading organizations linking teachers with leading academics & professionals

A community of passionate teachers linked together with the love of Earth & Space Sciences—"bottom-up" mentality that give Teachers a voice.  The common goal that all students should have ESS, to become better stewards of this one lonely and beautiful planet, our only home, Earth

There is no greater science

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A Rich History Advocating for ESS

Extending all the way back to 1966 with the start of Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association (MESTA), NESTA's birth in 1983 has since evolved and changed as the needs of ESS teachers has evolved and changed.

Go back to the start of it all, read our rich history

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