Department of Science Education

National Science Teachers Association, Student Chapter

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Student Chapter California State University, Chico

If you are interested in becoming a science teacher, NSTA is a great way to:

  • Meet other students interested in teaching science (all disciplines / levels)
  • Practice strategies for teaching science
  • Learn about science education scholarships and internships
  • Participate in NSTA student chapter sponsored events
  • Build confidence and skills for presenting at the NSTA’s annual conference
  • Participate in outreach efforts to foster interest and knowledge about science in the local community

NSTA plans several special events and field trips throughout the academic year. A bulletin board outside Holt 101 displays a calendar of events. Meetings are held throughout the school year (see calendar. If you cannot make these meetings but are interested in NSTA you may email Barbara Paquin at

The current Fall 2017 meeting schedule is now available (PDF)