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Field Trips 

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

MESTA is offering a field trip experience in the Menominee area this coming August 2-5.  See below for details.

Menominee Adventure 

Summer Field Experience       August 2-5, 2021     

Iron Mountain - Marietta - Menominee - Escanaba     

Sponsored by the Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association in cooperation with the 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 hotel and camping information

What to see on the way to the Menominee Adventure

What to bring along on the Menominee Adventure

Download the registration pdf (Registration ends July 16):  Menominee_Registration_Form.pdf

or Word doc: Menominee_Registration_Form.docx

Online registration is here.

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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