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Welcome to NMLSTA

NMLSTA  is the ONLY science teacher association devoted to meeting the unique needs of middle school science educators. NMLSTA is a network for middle level science educators managed by middle level science educators. 

Membership Benefits

  • Access to resources
  • Eligibility for Teacher Classroom Awards
  • Eligibility for the Paul DeHart Hurd Award
  • Priority for Meet Me in the Middle events
  • Professional development opportunities
  • National leadership opportunities


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

MMITM Webinar Series

Brought to you by NMLSTA and the NSTA Middle Level Teaching Committee

Join Us for Our Upcoming Webinar Featuring Melanie Trecek-King, an Associate Professor of Biology at Massasoit Community College in Massachusetts, and Creator of the Website “Thinking is Power”


Thursday, October 13, 2022:

Teach Skills, Not Facts

Science classes are often our last chance to empower students with the skills necessary to navigate today’s world. But what is science literacy? Memorizing facts and following recipe-like labs? Or understanding the process of science? 

7:00 p.m. ET,  6:00 p.m. CT,  5:00 p.m. MT,  4:00 p.m. PT

Click HERE for more information and register for this webinar.

All webinars will be recorded and placed in the "Members Only" section of this website

NSTA National Conference Opportunities

NMLSTA Would Like You to Present at the NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, March 22-25, 2023



As a middle level classroom teacher and NMLSTA member in good standing for at least a month, you may apply for an NMLSTA Classroom Teacher Award of $200 to use in your science teaching. There will be up to 5 Fall Awards given. Tell us how you would use the money to enhance your students’ learning with your science teaching. You may receive the award more than once but only once every three years. Deadline for applying is October 11th, 2022, 11:59 pm EST. See application link by accessing Members page.

Sponsors & Partners

Current Sponsors for the Paul de Hart Hurd Award and Meet Me in the Middle activities

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Interested in sponsoring NMLSTA? Email Mary Lou Lipscomb


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