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MESTA sponsors many events throughout the year with the goal of providing professional development and networking opportunities for our members. 

MESTA also maintains a presence at other science organization conferences throughout the year, providing our Free and Inexpensive and Rock Shops.

Next Event

Menominee Adventure -  Postponed to Summer 2021

Summer Field Experience       August 3-6, 2020       

Iron Mountain - Marietta - Menominee - Escanaba     

Sponsored by the Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association in cooperation with
Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers

Integrated science with real world connections, plus a lot of fun!! 



* Hiking rock outcrops and collecting

* White water rafting (Class IV rapids) 

* Mining history (underground mine tour; largest pump in North America)  

* Menominee area geology (volcanic, tectonic, faulting, minerals)

* Erosional features (oxbow lakes, river meanders, drumlin fields) 

* New Back Forty Mine under development (metallic sulfides; Environmental protection, hydrology)

Meet with fellow educators and scientists; fun outdoor activities; learn more about science in our natural world.

Plus it is designed to be family friendly.      


    For more information, contact Dave Chapman chapmand@comcast.net

Download the registration pdf:  Menominee_Registration_Form.pdf

or Word doc: Menominee_Registration_Form.docx

Online registration is here.

Our Conference

Watch this area for information on the 2020 MESTA Conference.

Past Events 

MESTA 2019 Conference

Last year, our annual conference was held on October 4-5, 2019 at Mona Shores Middle School (Norton Shores, MI).  October 4 was a field activities day and October 5 was a day of classroom workshop activities and the annual organization business meeting (including the election for selected Board positions).

MESTA 2019 Summer Field Conference - Kentucky Caves

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