Join NOAA at the 2019 National Science Teachers Association conference

Science educators from across the country will convene in St. Louis from April 11-14, 2019.

All across NOAA, we are busy getting ready for the 2019 National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) Conference. We can’t wait to meet the more than 10,000 science educators who will be attending the meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. This year, you can find us at our exhibit booth, giving presentations, and hosting workshops that translate our ocean and atmosphere science into education resources.

NOAA staff and partners assemble at the NOAA Booth before the 2018 National Science Teachers Association conference.

NOAA staff and partners assemble at the NOAA Booth before the 2018 National Science Teachers Association conference. (Image credit: NOAA)

Here are some ideas to help you connect with NOAA at NSTA 2019 offsite link. A more comprehensive list of NOAA-related sessions and abstracts is available as a PDF


Stop by the NOAA booth.

Linda Chilton, right, an educator with University of Southern California Sea Grant, meets with science teachers at the National Science Teachers Association Conference in Long Beach, California.

Come on over to talk to NOAA educators and partners at Booth #761 to learn about our science and resources. We will be distributing free educational materials, including posters, books, and more.

At our booth, you can talk with NOAA educators from the Office of Education, National Weather Service, Climate Program Office, National Ocean Service, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, NOAA Satellites, and NOAA Teacher at Sea. Our partners from the CLEAN Network offsite link, GLOBE Program, and the Office of Space Commerce are joining us at the booth, too! Teacher at Sea Alumni and NOAA Planet Stewards are always ready to chat about how they use NOAA resources and swap ideas with fellow educators.


Explore GPS technology at the AGU-NESTA Sponsored Lecture and an educational workshop.

Dr. Theresa Damiani, Chief, Spatial Reference System Division at NOAA National Geodetic Survey.

Discover the science and technology behind the Global Positioning System (GPS) and mapping, how it allows us to quickly and easily find our way through the world, and the sometimes unexpected ways in which it is revolutionizing our society. Attend Dr. Theresa Damiani’s lecture to learn more and then participate in our workshop to bring a new GPS-STEM curriculum into your classroom. 

Finding Our Way: The Science Behind Today's GPS Revolution
Dr. Theresa Damiani, Chief of the Spatial Reference System Division, NOAA National Geodetic Survey
April 12, 2:00-3:00 p.m.; Ferrara Theatre

NOAA in Your Classroom Workshop Series 1: GPS
April 13, 8:00-9:30 a.m.; America’s Center, Room 141


Learn all about NOAA educational resources in our presentations and hands-on workshops.

NOAA Climate Stewards (now NOAA Planet Stewards) presented a workshop at the National Science Teachers Association conference.

Get inspired to share the exciting science going on at NOAA in your classroom by coming to one of our many presentations and workshops. These sessions will help you make the most of NOAA’s opportunities for educators, classroom resources, and data visualizations. Here are a few examples to get you started:

Freshwater Stewardship: Equip Your Student-Scientists with Cutting-Edge Resources from NOAA
April 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m; America's Center, Room 242

NMEA Session: Using the NGSS to Explore the Oceans- Engaging Students in the Phenomena of Inner Space
April 11, 2:00-3:00 p.m.; America's Center, Annex

Making the Most of Project-, Problem-, Place-, Passion-, and Partnership-Based Learning
April 12, 1:00-1:30 p.m.; Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, Mills Studio 1

Let's Talk Trash About Marine Debris
April 13, 2:00-3:00 p.m.; Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, Grand Ballroom F

Coral Reefs, Fragile Wonders Under Threat: Bring Vibrant Environmental Stewardship Lessons to Your Students with Free NOAA Resources
April 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; America's Center, Room 242

Elementary Science with NOAA: Free K- 5 Science Resources from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
April 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Marriott St. Louis Grand, Majestic A


Participate in NESTA and NOAA partner events. 

A Teacher at Sea Alum at National Science Teachers Association National Conference in San Antonio in 2013 showing off earth science activities to three children and two adults.

On April 12, the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) and NOAA will host a series of sessions featuring NOAA’s Ocean Today and Data in the Classroom online resources and the Planet Stewards professional development program, as well as an ocean, weather and climate share-a-thon. All sessions will be held in America’s Center Annex.

NESTA and NOAA Session: NOAA's Every Full Moon Video Series and Data in the Classroom
8:00-9:00 p.m.

NESTA and NOAA Session: NOAA Planet Stewards- Content, Collaboration, and Action
11:00-12:00 p.m.

NESTA and NOAA Ocean, Climate, and Weather Share-a-Thon
12:30-1:30 p.m.

NESTA and NOAA Session: Game Design and Game Jams for the Science Classroom
3:30-4:30 p.m.

NOAA Planet Stewards will also be hosting a suite of presentations, workshops, social events, and more throughout the week. Learn more about these opportunities.

Follow the sessions at offsite link and join the conversation online about #NSTA19. You can reach us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.