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Welcome to MESTA
Welcome to the newly updated MESTA website! Thanks to our affiliation with the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA), we now have an updated website that provides features similar to those offered to NESTA members. You will now be able to join MESTA, renew your MESTA membership, and update your MESTA profile electronically within our website. You will also find additional teacher resources that are now available to you.
Current MESTA members - one of the new features offered with this new website is the ability to have "member only" pages. In order to access these pages, you will be required to log into the website using a user name and password. For your first time login, user your current email address as you user name, and click on Request a Password. A new password will be emailed to you. Use your email address and the new password to log into the website. You can click on My MESTA and then select "Your account settings and personal information" to change your user name and/or password, if you would like to. Best practice will now be for MESTA members to always login when accessing the website.
MESTA Conference (this coming October on Belle Isle) information is being updated on our MESTA Conference page (under Conferences). You can currently download a presenter form from that webpage. Keep checking for updates.
Congratulations to Chris Bolhuis for being named the 2013 AAPG Foundation Teacher of the Year. Chris teaches three geoscience courses at the Hudsonville Freshman Campus.
The Winter 2013 issue of The Michigan Earth Scientist is now available to download. To access this latest issue, select MESTA Journal (under Publications) from the main menu above. The Journal is now a member-only feature, so you must be logged into the website in order to enjoy this benefit. Some back issues of our Journal are also available.
Stoney Grant information has been updated. To see all the awards and mini-grants that are available to MESTA members, select Awards and Grants from the navigation menu on the left.
MESTA members - login to see the full calendar of upcoming events.
Questions/comments/problems? If you would like to ask the MESTA organization a question, pass on any comments to us, or experience any problems with this website, please use the Contact Us option located on the top menu above.
Join today! If you are not a member of MESTA, please join today! MESTA offers our quarterly journal (The Michigan Earth Scientist) that targets information and resources that teachers can use in the classroom right away. We also provide an e-newsletter that is full of information about upcoming opportunities and events at both the state and national level. MESTA is an organization that targets helping K-12 Michigan educators in the field of Earth and Space Science. Additional information covering membership benefits and our dues structure can also be found under the Join MESTA heading.
If you are looking for a website to help you with your Earth Science lessons, try out Windows to the Universe at http://www.windows2universe.org/.
Please help support MESTA through a donation to MESTA today! MESTA is working to help Earth and Space Science teachers across Michigan by providing access to professional development opportunities and exemplary educational resources through our programs and participation at conferences and through our website. We advocate for Earth and Space Science education here in Michigan and we partner with the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) on national issues.
Contributions to MESTA are tax exempt under MESTA's non-profit IRS designation as a 501(c)(3), however, due to recent changes in tax laws, you should verify this with your tax preparer. Please click on the MESTA Donation Form (PDF file) displayed below, print out and complete the form, and send it to us at MESTA along with your check made out to the Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association. Please send your donation to the following address:
Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association
ATTN: Tiffany Dysinger
4160 Bristolwood Drive
Flint, MI 48507