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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.


Past Events 

MESTA Summer Field Trip 

August 1 - August 4th 2022 

Manistique, Munising, St. Ignace        

Sedimentary Geology of the Michigan Basin

 Highlights:

  • Hiking rock outcrops and collecting
  • Visit Miner's Castle, Munising Falls, and many more falls
  • Rock Collecting at the Stonington Formation
  • Quarry visits



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

This will be a family friendly field trip!

Trip Itinerary:  2022 MESTA Summer Field Trip Itinerary.pdf   

Guidebook for the MESTA Summer 2022 field trip:  Voice_2022_UP MESTA Guidebook.pdf                  


Menominee Adventure

MESTA offered a field trip experience in the Menominee area in August of 2021.  Here is the guide book that was used during the Menominee Adventure trip.

Menominee Guide Book (PDF file)

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.      

                           

    






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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