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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 (Note: this webpage is restricted to MESTA members only); 
  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 (Note: The discount is only available when you renew or join using the NESTA website to pay for your memberships.)
  11. Provides members with social media resources (a Facebook group and a YouTube channel).
  12. You are in charge of your own MESTA profile information.  Please make sure a valid email address and mailing address are provided within your profile.



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