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Windows to the Universe Membership

Windows to the Universe is a project of the National Earth Science Teachers Association.  Windows to the Universe is a rich learning ecosystem for the Earth and space sciences and related disciplines, including multi-level interdisciplinary content, interactives, classroom activities, and supplementary resources for teachers and students.  Windows to the Universe also offers a free online newsletter for educators filled with news, opportunities, and activities for teachers and students.

Windows to the Universe offers two types of membership to website users:

      • Regular Membership (Join now) - $9.99/year, for general website users that want to take advantages of the benefits of Windows to the Universe Membership, and

      • Educator Membership (Join now) - We offer several different membership options for educators using Windows to the Universe in support of their classrooms starting at $20/yr!:

        • Basic Educator Membership - includes a login and password providing access to an advertising-free version of the website, with free downloadable activities, worksheets, powerpoints, and supplementary materials (a $230 value!), your own MyW2U area to keep track of website resources and personalize your website experience, access to the W2U Online Journal Tool, calendars of Earth and space science events and opportunities, Special Alert emails about opportunities for teachers, and a 10% discount in the Windows to the Universe online store.

        • Silver Educator Membership supplements Basic membership with course webpage support, and student access to course pages through a single login per class (providing advertising free access to your course pages).
        • Gold Educator Membership supplements Basic membership and course web page support with individual student logins and passwords, support for online quizzes and homework (download assignments and upload student homework), and advertising free access for all.
        • Classroom Membership provides an option for teacher and student website access without advertising, along with Basic membership benefits and services, but without course support.

      • School and District Subscriptions - We offer several different subscription options for schools and districts using Windows to the Universe in support of their classrooms, with discounts for more than 5 schools and multiyear subscriptions!

Members of the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) get a 50% discount on Windows to the Universe Basic Educator Membership, providing a $10 discount on non-NESTA member membership prices. 

Current Educator Members of Windows to the Universe can upgrade their memberships through the link above. 

Interested in a school or district subscription? Contact Windows to the Universe Subscriptions for more details.

Last modified August 7, 2014 by Roberta Johnson.

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Windows to the Universe, a project of the National Earth Science Teachers Association, is sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation and NASA, our Founding Partners (the American Geophysical Union and American Geosciences Institute) as well as through Institutional, Contributing, and Affiliate Partners, individual memberships and generous donors. Thank you for your support! NASA AGU AGI NSF