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February 2, 2024

Photographer Travis Novitsky Will be the Keynote Speaker at the MESTA Conference


MESTA is excited to welcome Travis Novitsky, nature and wildlife photographer and park manager of Grand Portage State Park, as the keynote speaker for the February 2 Minnesota Earth Science Teachers’ Association Conference.  This in-person conference will feature Mr. Novitsky along with four concurrent sessions and a pre-conference evening social event.


Go to to register now for the Friday February 2, 2024 Minnesota Earth Science Teachers' Association conference and to view complete session descriptions.


Friday’s sessions feature Leanna Bender, Ph.D. student at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Julie Lucas of Mining Minnesota, Dr. Peter Kang of the University of Minnesota, and Stephanie Erickson, Ph.D Candidate, University of Minnesota.


Thursday’s pre-conference evening includes a presentation at the Como Planetarium, highlighting the upcoming April total solar eclipse and the relationships various cultures have with the night sky.


Take this opportunity to connect and reconnect with your colleagues from across the state and enjoy the day learning with other Earth science enthusiasts.  Breakfast, lunch, door prizes, and classroom resources are included with your registration.


Register early as staff development funds may be limited at your workplace.  You may find more information and register at<wbr> 

Looking forward to seeing you on February 2, 2024.



<div>MESTA conference planning committee</div>