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Welcome to MESTA

Are you new to teaching Earth Science and need some help? Do you want to go on awesome field trips? Need any rocks and minerals for your classroom? Then you've come to the right place! 

About Us

The Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association (MESTA) was founded in 1967.  The organization consists of members teaching in the field of Earth and Space Science at the K-12 and college levels.

Not a member?  Join MESTA for the low cost of just $10 per year.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help provide educators with up to date information, materials, and credible references to assist with the teaching of Earth and Space Science classes.

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Donate to MESTA

In the K-12 classroom, it is becoming increasingly more important to provide authentic learning experiences that will enable students to develop an understanding of Earth Science. Your support of MESTA is vital in helping to prepare students to become the decision makers of tomorrow.  Please consider the opportunity to "pay it forward" and help support Earth and Space Science teachers in Michigan.

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Member Benefits

MESTA provides members in good standing with the following benefits:

* Classroom mini-grants to $500

* Summer field conferences

* Providing teacher materials via our Free & Inexpensive shop, Rock Shop, and Rock Raffles

* Field scholarships to $1000

* MESTA E-News (e-newsletter published monthly)

* Teacher workshops

* Annual MESTA conference (providing field activities and classroom workshops)

* The Michigan Earth Scientist journal, published quarterly (Note: you must be logged into your MESTA account to view the journals)

* Annual awards

* Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association Facebook page and YouTube channel

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Conference 2020 Update

Save the date!

The MESTA Annual Meeting will be a virtual meeting this year!  It will be held Oct. 10th.  We have a fun set of topics for all of you to explore including Astronomy, Meteorology, Michigan Geology, Plate Tectonics and Seismology.  Our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Catherine Yansa, will present on the deglaciation of the Midwest after the last ice age with discussion of plant and animal colonization of the ice-free landscape.  We will have some fun door prizes including a beautiful piece of labradorite.  To qualify for the door prize drawing, you will need to fill out an evaluation form at the end of the conference.