Welcome to NYESTA home of the New York Earth Science Teachers Association.


New York, recognized as leader in Earth Science education in the United States, finally has an organization dedicated to the advancement of this discipline. This is a collaboration of the best teachers focused on continued excellence in the study of our planet.  We are working to maintain Earth Science to its high standards.

The goal of NYESTA is to promote Earth Science in New York State by offering a professional community for both pre-service and the working New York State Earth Science Teacher.

We are an affiliate of the National Earth Science Teachers Association.

Annual Conference

Our annual conference is held every summer at a different location in New York State. Previous locations have included the Finger Lake region, Long Island, and the Catskill and Adirondack region.

The 2017 conference registration is now open.

2017 Annual Conference

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We did it! Our Cassini spacecraft successfully dove through the gap between Saturn and its rings – an area previously unexplored by any spacecraft! Cassini is in the process of beaming back science and engineering data collected during its passage. Until the mission ends in September, the spacecraft will make 21 more dives through this gap to collect science. Find out more: go.nasa.gov/2p7rA22

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GeoWord of the Day and its definition:

cf. (a) Used in paleontology to indicate that a specimen is very closely comparable to, but not certainly the same as, those of a named species; it implies more certain similarity than does aff. (b) Used in this glossary and other reference works to mean "compare". Etymol: Latin "conferre", "to compare".

All terms and definitions come from the Glossary of Geology, 5th Edition Revised.
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