UAlbany Partners with NESTA to Bolster Science Education, Literacy

The University at Albany has joined forces with the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) to enhance Earth and space sciences education and literacy for its students.

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UAlbany Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Roberta Johnson, who serves as executive director at NESTA, spearheaded the partnership.

The largest association of Earth and space science educators nationally, NESTA has more than 1,200 members across the country. It works extensively with federal agencies, foundations, professional societies, media, industry, and educators to facilitate and advance excellence in Earth and space science education.

UAlbany Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Roberta Johnson, who serves as executive director at NESTA, spearheaded the partnership. Johnson founded “Windows to the Universe,” one of the world’s most popular Earth and space science education websites, visited by millions of people annually. She uses the website as a resource in the courses she teaches at UAlbany.

Making science education exciting by studying natural wonders is part of the partnership, giving UAlbany students and faculty access to an expansive national network of Earth and space science educators, as well as global learners to advance curriculum development, testing, implementation, and public outreach.

The partnership is aimed at helping strengthen STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education at UAlbany.