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NMLSTA Spring 2023 Classroom Teacher Awards

Do you have a creative idea for a science activity or a need for your science classroom? 

Grant amounts up to $200

Apply online today! It’s easy!


  •  Be a member of NMLSTA for at least   one month as of the due date
  • Title
  •  Project description (<25 words)
  •  Itemized budget
  •  Plan for additional funds (if needed)
  •  Plan for sharing your outcomes with NMLSTA

Due Date:

Monday, May 1  

Click HERE to Apply

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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Upcoming Events

January 2023

11/08 Board of Directors Meeting

1/16 Hurd Award Application due date

1;19 MMITM Webinar

1/20 Nominations due date

Webinar Series

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

Our Upcoming April and May Webinars

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

“Engaging Students in the Goal of Reversing the Extinction Crisis Through Digital Mapping and Charismatic Hummingbirds and Dragonflies


Thursday, May 11, 2023

Sparking Curiosity Through Exploration

Both webinars will be presented at

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

More information and how to register to attend will be coming soon.

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

NSTA National Conference Atlanta


NMLSTA Would Like You to Join Us for the

Meet Me in the Middle Share-a-Thon at the NSTA National Conference

Saturday, March 25, 8:00-10:00 

Georgia World Congress Center - Room B206


During the rest of the conference for presentations by our members and friends of NMLSTA



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. Applications for Fall Classroom Teacher Awards is now closed. 

Congratulations to David Curry
2023 Paul DeHart Hurd Award Winner

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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