Membership Benefits

Join MESTA and become part of the premiere Michigan-based professional association dedicated to the improvement of Earth Science education at the K-12 levels. MESTA is an organization made up of and governed by both current and retired classroom teachers. MESTA membership benefits include:

  1. Our quarterly journal, The Michigan Earth Scientist;
  2. Our monthly e-mail newsletter, MESTA E-News, that shares new resources, opportunities, alerts, and upcoming events;
  3. Our website, which links members to numerous websites designed the enhance and aid classroom Earth Science teachers;
  4. Annual monetary awards and mini-grants available to outstanding teachers and members who require assistance for both school-related and professional development-related activities;
  5. Regular elections for MESTA leadership, providing opportunities to serve;
  6. Multiple opportunities of volunteerism;
  7. Sessions at our annual MESTA conference as well as other science organization's conferences (i.e., MSTA, MDSTA);
  8. Provides members recognition as a member of a professional society;
  9. Provides you, Michigan's Earth Science teachers, a voice in the future of Earth Science education;
  10. Affiliation with the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA). This affiliation allows MESTA members to receive a 20% discount on a NESTA membership.

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