The National Earth Science Teachers Association welcomes support for our events
at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference in San Antonio from individuals, programs, organizations, and companies committed
to improving K-12 science education and public literacy in the Earth and space sciences. NESTA offers a full suite of events for K-12 science
educators at the NSTA national conference each year, reaching over 1200 Earth and space science teachers. With support from interested partner
organizations and individuals, we can get closer to covering our costs for this effective professional development strategy while providing an
opportunity for programs, organizations, and companies to receive prominent recognition for their sponsorship.
This year's conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas April 10-13, 2013. The information below describes the elements of our program,
and opportunities for sponsorship. Please select the sponsorship option of your choice from the list below – providing either general support
for all of our events at the level of your choice or sponsorship for specific events. Once you make your selection, scroll to the bottom of the page
and click "Submit your choices". This will move you to a page where you can enter your contact and credit card information. Our system will provide
you a receipt which you can use for record keeping purposes. Please note that since NESTA is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt
charitable organization, your contributions to NESTA in support of our program may be tax deductible.
We will be happy to provide prominent recognition of your support on signage at the conference. We will be back in touch with sponsors to get
a high-resolution copy of their logo to include in our promotional materials and signage. Sponsors who sign up to support our events prior to
January 5, 2013 (and get their high-resolution logo back to us by this date) will be in time to have their support recognized in our print
advertising in the NSTA program, NSTA Reports, and in the Spring 2013 issue of NESTA’s quarterly journal, The Earth Scientist. Please note, also,
that sponsorship options for the NESTA Field Trip are available through January 5 only (thereafter, we will need to set the price of tickets for
teachers, depending on the level of support received from sponsors).
NESTA Field Trip – Wednesday, March 28. This full-day NESTA Field Trip will take Earth and space science teachers to geologically
interesting venues within a few hours of San Antonio by bus. Sponsorship will help reduce the cost of the Field Trip to participants (
depending on the level of support), allowing more teachers to be able to afford to attend.
Costs - Typical costs are ~$1500 for 30 participants, including bus rental
fee, Field Guide printing cost, lunch, and water.
This sponsorship opportunity is available only through January 5 - In order to finalize the ticket price for participants,
the opportunity to sponsor this event closes on January 5. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this event, please respond right away!
NESTA Field Trip Supporting Sponsorship - 3 available at $500 each
NESTA Share-a-Thons – NESTA offers four "Share-a-Thons" during
the NSTA conference in which teachers, education programs, and organizations
share information and resources about their programs and classroom
activities. Each of our Share-a-Thons at the national NSTA typically hosts
~30 presenters, and is attended by ~80 to 250 teachers. Many teachers say
that our Share-a-Thons are their favorite events at the NSTA conference!
This year, we are offering Share-a-Thons on the following topics:
Friday, April 12
Saturday, April 13
Costs - Prorated costs for signage, shipping, and supplies are ~$200 per
Sponsorship Opportunities: Sponsor one of NESTA's four Share-a-Thons ($200 each), or provide partial support at the level of your
choice through a Share-a-Thon Supporting Sponsorship!
Geology Share-a-Thon Sponsor
Oceans and Atmospheres Share-a-Thon Sponsor
Earth System Science Share-a-Thon Sponsor
Space Science Share-a-Thon Sponsor
as well as
NESTA Share-a-Thon Supporting Sponsorships – show your support
for our Share-a-Thons at the level you choose!Enter amount: $
NESTA Rock and Mineral Raffle – NESTA offers a very popular
Rock and Mineral Raffle which provides an opportunity for attendees to win
quality rock, mineral, and fossil specimens as well as donated educational
kits, books, and posters at very low cost (tickets are 5 for $1 for typical
specimens or $1 each for a limited number of particularly high quality
specimens). Almost everything is donated by rock hounds and earth science
educators across the country, or by organizations and companies offering
quality educational resources relevant to the geosciences.
Costs - Prorated costs for signage and shipping, as well as audio visual for this event are $600.
NESTA Rock and Mineral Raffle Sponsorship - one available at $600
NESTA Rock and Mineral Raffle Supporting Sponsorship - two available at $300
NESTA VIP Breakfast – NESTA offers an invitation-only
breakfast for individuals who have provided exceptional volunteer service to
NESTA over the past year through their support, donations, or service at our
events across the country. Participants are given certificates in
recognition of their service, as well as a limited number of annual NESTA
Costs - Typical cost is ~$1500 for 30 attendees at ~$50/person, including a sit-down breakfast and audio visual.
NESTA VIP Breakfast Supporting Sponsorship - three available at $500 each
NESTA Friends of Earth and Space Science Reception – NESTA
offers an evening reception on Friday night at the NSTA conference for the
Earth and space science education community. This popular event offers a
great opportunity for educators, education program specialists, and
scientists to network, catch up with old friends and make new ones. With
100-150 attendees, this is one of our most costly events.
Costs - Typical costs are $6000, including one drink per person and two
rounds of light hors d'oeuvres during the evening from 6:30 to 8 pm, and limited AV.
Friends of Earth and Space Science Reception Sponsorship - six available at
Friends of Earth and Space Science Reception Supporting
Sponsorship - twelve available at $500 each
NESTA Workshops – NESTA offers several additional workshops at
the NSTA national conference on a variety of topics. This year, NESTA is
offering workshops on the following topics:
Costs - Typical costs are $200 per workshop, including materials, shipping,
and prorated signage
Five NESTA Workshop Sponsorships at $200 each for
Let's Get Well Grounded!
Climate Change Classroom Toolkit Workshop
Activities Across the Earth System Workshop
Exploring Planetary Science and Astronomy: What Would Galileo Do?
Our Changing Planet Workshop
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