Conferences

As a way to engage our membership and showcase MESTA as the premier Earth Science education association in Michigan, MESTA participates in conferences across the state throughout the year.

Each year MESTA sponsors our annual conference. Our yearly conference typically takes place either during late summer, or during the fall. Check out the MESTA Conference page for details about our next conference (our special 50th Anniversary celebration).

In the spring, MESTA attends the Michigan Science Teachers Association’s (MSTA) annual conference, and in the fall, MESTA attends the Metropolitan Detroit Science Teachers Association's (MDSTA) annual conference. The MESTA presence at each conference includes:

  • providing conference speakers,
  • Rock Shop (includes our rock and mineral raffles),
  • and Free and Inexpensive shopping

Throughout the year, various MESTA members have been known to participate in the National Science Teachers Association's (NSTA) Regional Conferences.

Once each year, MESTA hosts its own annual conference. The conference usually takes place late in the summer or during the fall. This annual conference includes:

  • a keynote speaker,
  • numerous classroom sessions,
  • an awards banquet,
  • Rock Shop (includes our rock and mineral raffles),
  • Free and Inexpensive shopping,
  • field trips to nearby points of interest,
  • and our annual MESTA membership meeting (featuring board elections)

MESTA also occasionally sponsors field trips, field conferences, and workshops throughout the year. Check other MESTA events for details. Please take advantage of these opportunities for professional development.


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