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ESTEP Summer Boot Camps for High School Earth Science Teachers

Summer 2024 Boot Camps

Physical Geology/Systems at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (June 17 - 21)

Meteorology and Climate at St. Cloud State University (June 24 - 28) FULL! Waitlist available!

Hydrology (Rocks and Waters) at MSU Mankato (July 15 - 19)

NEW! Earth Systems at Coon Rapids High School (July 22 - 26) FULL! Waitlist available!


By Dana Smith, 


 ESTEP is a fast paced, one week, bootcamp style, regional workshop that focuses on a specific set of earth and space science benchmarks AND the teaching strategies you will need to start making the shift to science sense-making with your students.  

  • Deepen your understanding of earth science concepts through investigations! 
  • Utilize 3-dimensional strategies by DOING the science! 
  • Begin building confidence in your unit and lesson planning!
  • Collaborate and discuss how phenomena and storylines relate to particular investigations! 


REVISED ESTEP Summer Boot Camp Schedule

MnSTA/ESTEP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

We are committed to reflecting the diversity of Minnesota educators that participate in our programs.   We are especially focused on teachers of BIPOC and underrepresented populations, alternatively licensed educators, and educational assistants working toward licensure. 



Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR).