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National Conference

Houston, TX   

March 30-April 2, 2022

Welcome to NMLSTA

NMLSTA is THE place for middle school science educators to connect!   

NMLSTA is the ONLY science teacher association devoted to meeting the unique needs of middle school science educators.

We are a group of science educators who are excited about the connections we have made with fellow science educators across the nation!  As a team, we all can work together to stimulate, improve, and coordinate science teaching in the middle level grades, to promote the continuity of science education by developing and improving programs that begin in preschool or first grade and develop in a continuous fashion through grade twelve and beyond, to recruit and retain qualified individuals to teach science at the middle level, to develop and improve education and curriculum programs for science teachers preparing to teach at the middle level, and to improve the public identity and status of the middle level science educator.

We do all of this, all while having fun at the same time, with events at the various NSTA regional conferences, culminating with our hugely popular Meet Me In The Middle Day at the annual NSTA conference! 

We welcome you to join us by clicking on the 'Join us' link above.

Why join?

  • Recognition as a member of a national science educator association
  • Low membership cost
  • Share teaching tools and resources
  • Stay connected - Network nationally with science educators across the United States
  • Member only access to resources
  • Newsletter
  • First notice of MMITM
  • VIP status/Priority consideration to present for NMLSTA at NSTA
  • Eligible for Hurd Award with CASH prize

  • Eligible for our Classroom Teacher award given to up to 10 teachers twice each year
  • Representation at a National level

  • Offers, news, and science teacher information and opportunities

  • Opportunity to assist in planning for the Meet Me in the Middle Day at the National NSTA Conference

  • Other opportunities for leadership at a national level

What are middle level science teachers looking forward to this year?

What Middle Level Science Teachers are Grateful for...


Nominations Open Until February 14, 2022

NMLSTA currently is accepting nominations for the positions of President-Elect, Treasurer, and two members of the Board of Directors whose terms will begin in April, 2022. Newly elected Board Members will be announced at the Board and Membership meeting tentatively scheduled for March of 2022. All candidates must be a current NMLSTA member in good standing. For more information about positions please refer to the NMLSTA Bylaws. Complete nominations are due by February 14, 2022, and electronic voting will occur in February, 2022.