• 11 Sep 2018 3:55 PM | Anonymous

    Mayville State University will be hosting a 2018 Fall Biotechnology AP Prep Workshop on Saturday, September 29th.  Click here for details!

  • 06 Sep 2018 2:43 PM | Anonymous

    Back by popular demand, the World of 7 Billion student video contest helps you bring technology and creativity into your middle and high school classes. The contest challenges students to create a short video connecting world population growth to one of three global challenges: preserving biodiversity, sustainable resource use, or human rights. Students can win cash prizes (featuring 80+ new prizes this year!), and participating teachers will receive free curriculum resources. The deadline for submissions is February 28th, 2019 – use this lesson plan to get started now! Full contest guidelines, resources for research, past winners, and more can be found here.

  • 22 Aug 2018 6:51 PM | Anonymous

    Interested in applying for the District IX Director position?

    This is a 3 year position in which you will represent the three states in our district: Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The main points of this position is to represent the district at NSTA and promote NSTA in your district. The district director acts as the bridge for communication between the teacher and the national organization.

     The requirements are:


    • Attend NSTA winter meeting in Washington D.C in mid to late February
    • Attend Summer Congress in July in various locations
    • Attend one NSTA regional conference (optimum being the location that is in or closest to our district) 
    • And at least once during your three year tenure, attend each of the state conferences (ND, SD, and MN).

     You do have a small budget to help pay for your expenses. You will be paying for travel, lodging, food, registration, … for the all conferences from this budget (state, regional, and national). The meetings (winter and summer congress) do NOT come out of your budget. Your district is reimbursed by NSTA for your substitute teacher expenses.

     A few things:

    • Most of your expenses are out of pocket at the beginning and then you will be reimbursed.
    • If you are a classroom teacher, you will miss school. It is very helpful to have a supportive administration and you are OK with being gone from your classroom.
    • It is a very rewarding experience. You will meet, work with, and network with an amazing group of people through the state organizations, NSTA, and the different conferences.

    For information, visit

    If you have any questions or want more information about my experience please don’t hesitate to contact me.


    Brenda Walsh

  • 23 May 2017 7:22 AM | Anonymous

    The NSTA nominations and application portal is currently open. You may nominate a science educator today.

    Anyone who is nominated will receive an e-mail notification that they have been nominated, and will have a link provided in the e-mail encouraging them to begin their application. They do not receive notice as to who nominated them.

    An awards flyer is attached and the link is:

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    Awards flyer 2017-18.pdf


  • 03 Nov 2016 11:08 AM | Anonymous

    Hello Everyone!


    I am Brenda Walsh, the NSTA District IX Director and also a Chemistry teacher at Eden Prairie High School. It was wonderful meeting so many of you in Minneapolis October 27th – 29th for the NSTA Regional Conference.  It was beautiful weather and there were so many presentations to pick from.


    There are a few great opportunities for teachers that I wanted to share with all of you.

    Shell Science Lab Challenge


    Shell Science Teaching Award

    One $10,000 award to an outstanding classroom science teacher will be given.


    Shell Science URBAN Teaching Award

    One $1800 award be will given to a K-12 science teacher in an urban setting to be used for travel to the next National NSTA Conference.


    The TOMODACHI Toshiba Science and Technology Leadership Academy

    Become part of a cross cultural team of students and science educators from Japan and the U.S. to develop a smart community of the future. You can share this with your students to apply to.

    There are also opportunities for your students to be involved and awarded too. Find more information at:

    Thank you and I look forward to working with all of you!

    Brenda Walsh

  • 28 Apr 2016 10:52 AM | Anonymous

    Are you interested in a career as a fish and game biologist, game warden, park ranger, naturalist, or environmental scientist?  Then the ECOWEB program could be for you!  The ECOWEB program within the University of Mary’s Biology Department provides scholarships and educational opportunities to low-income students interested in wildlife conservation biology or environmental science who might otherwise not be able to attend college or continue to degree completion. This program is supported by a generous S-STEM grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Through the ECOWEB program, students will receive scholarships of $8000-$10,000 per year for four years, and will be involved in a number of activities and opportunities designed to assist them in succeeding in college and to stimulate their interest in and enthusiasm for science. One of the NSF’s primary focuses is to increase the number of students majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, particularly students from groups that are currently underrepresented, such as minorities and low-income students. One goal of the ECOWEB program is to increase the number of biology graduates from populations traditionally underrepresented in STEM.

    ECOWEB Recruiting Brochure.docx

The North Dakota Science Teachers Association is a group of interdisciplinary science educators. Our membership is open to K-12 classroom teachers, university faculty, informal educators, concerned citizens, and business personnel.

Our Mission Statement: 
"Science is part of everyone’s natural curiosity and encompasses all aspects of our lives.  It has had an impact on human history and promises to have an influence on the future.  The NDSTA seeks to:  inspire, promote and support excellence in science education and learning.  We will therefore, voice the continued need for quality science education in the state of North Dakota."

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