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Welcome to the Earth Science Teachers' Association website. The aim of the Association is to advance education by encouraging and supporting the teaching of Earth sciences at all levels, whether as a single subject such as Geology, or as part of Science or Geography or other courses. We are particularly keen to welcome as members, teachers who have no formal Earth science training but deliver an Earth science component in the National Curriculum. There is no qualification necessary for membership, other than a willingness to promote the aim of the Association. If you are considering a career in teaching then please look here.
Association headlines Maggie Williams awarded the 2014 Distinguished Service Award by the Geological Society of London. ESTA AGM Papers 2014 HERE.
Keeping in touch with ESTA members We would like to build up an email list of ESTA members.  We hope to use this list to contact you by email in order to send you details of ESTA meetings and activities and alert you to other Earth Science activities and events that may be of interest to you. If you would like to added to our mailing list, please confirm by sending a message to David Bailey (ESTA Secretary) here. We promise that mailings will be informal and at irregular intervals (say once or twice a term). (You can ask to be removed from our mailing list at any time) Best wishes,  Pete Loader (ESTA Chairman)
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Professor Iain Stewart
ESTA President
Pete Loader
ESTA Chairman
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Web features GEOTREX  - Over 360 files of Teaching Resources available free online for members ‘GEOTREX open’ contains sample files from GEOTREX. Please click to examine them. STEGO - Over 60 files of KS3 and KS4 materials available free online for members Tedbury Camp Quarry - Resource materials for this Geological Gem in Somerset, funded by PESGB.   Sample 'A' level experiment Book Reviews page  News and News Headlines Geology School Club - a guide to help you start a Geology School Club. Tomlinson-Brown Trust - promotes and encourages the appreciation, education and public awareness of Earth Sciences.TBT welcomes applications for funding from schools across the age ranges and from other bodies needing financial support for Earth Science Initiatives.
....Geology tours with Indus Experiences - see the advert on our website....
This is a link to the map of UK schools teaching geology GCSE, AS or A2: This map results from a collaboration with several other bodies.  Both the Geological Society and the British Geological Survey have made substantial contributions. Population of the map with data from various sources was funded by BGS. If there are errors on this map, schools should notify David Bailey at the following address: Please note: ESTA cannot guarantee information is accurate or current.
Ecology, Geology & Geography Field Trips to the Himalayas
AGI Earth Science Teaching Award With less than a month left to apply, now is the time to go online and view a new webcast about the prestigious Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching.  The free, two-minute webcast provides an overview of the competition.  To view the webcast, visit AGI has expanded the eligibility requirements. In addition to U.S. teachers, instructors in the United Kingdom may compete.  The program, a major part of Earth Science Week, recognizes one full-time teacher from kindergarten to eighth grade, or the U.K. equivalent, for leadership and innovation in Earth science education.  To enter the 2015 competition, applications must be postmarked by January 20, 2015.  The winner will receive a $2,500 prize and a travel grant of $1,000 to attend the National Science Teachers’ Association (NSTA) Annual Conference in March 2015 in Chicago to accept the award.
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