MESTA Summer Field Conference: The Menominee Adventure

Posted on April 13, 2021 in Uncategorized

Integrated science with real world connections, plus a lot of fun!!

From August 2-5, you can join other educators in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula along the Menominee River and the boundary with Wisconsin. Participants will explore rock outcrops, collecting sites, rivers and hydrology, glacial features, historic mines, and a new mine site under development. Travel underground on a refurbished mine rail system, raft a category IV rapids, and inspect groundwater monitoring system at the new mine. Experts from two states will join us to explain it all. Enjoy the outdoors with some great people.

This family friendly trip is organized by the Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association. A business meeting during one meal will also make this the MESTA annual conference (with its famous Rock Raffle)! We will also have a short slate of talks covering the geology of the area.

For more information go to the MESTA web site:

which includes links to online registration and a print version of registration form. Because of interest from Wisconsin teachers and possible limits on the maximum number of participants who can access some sites, it is recommended that people register early.  If you have questions, contact Dave Chapman ( ).