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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 offered a field trip experience in the Menominee area this past August 2-5.  Here is the guide book that was used during the Menominee Adventure trip.

Menominee Guide Book (PDF file)


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!! 

      

  Highlights:

* 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.      

                           

    



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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