Supporting Excellent Science Teaching for Georgia

GSTA Membership

Helping you bring excellence to your classroom

Whether you are are thinking about joining GSTA or you are a long-time member, it's important to know the value of being a GSTA member.  If you want to connect with colleagues across the state, stay up to date on the latest professional and policy information, have a voice in state policy, and connect to science education resources online and in your community, then a GSTA membership is the best professional investment you can make.  Join more than 2,000 K-12 science teachers, pre-service teachers, higher education faculty, and education leaders who are already GSTA members.  Help us speak up for science education in Georgia, and we'll help you bring excellent science education to the students in your classroom.  Remember that GSTA is YOUR professional organization and we are here FOR YOU!

Want more specifics?  GSTA membership offers the following benefits.


Network with colleagues all over the state online and in person.
  • Grade Level Discussion Forums
  • Annual State Conference
  • District Events, like 3D Science Saturdays
  • Apply for Mini-Grants & Awards
  • Engage with GSTA by Presenting, Writing, Volunteering, or Running for the Board of Directors

Stay Informed

Stay current on the latest professional information, opportunities, and policy changes.
  • 11 Issues of eObservations Email Newsletter
  • Legislative/Policy Email Updates
  • Annual State Conference
  • District Events, like 3D Science Saturdays
  • Virtual Professional Learning Options


Access professional resources that will help you improve your practice and your students' learning.
  • Members-Only Web Content
  • eObservations Archive
  • GSE Phenomena Bank
  • GSE Classroom Resources
  • Access to the GSTA Learning Center
  • Discounted Registration for Non-Conference Events

Speak Up

Contribute to and benefit from GSTA's efforts to advocate for excellent science education for all students in Georgia.
  • GSTA Day and the Capitol
  • Representation at the State Board, DOE, Legislature, and Governor's Office
  • Resources to Support Your in Local and Statewide Advocacy


Learning, for you and your students, doesn't happen only in the classroom. That's why GSTA partners with informal science education organizations and helps connect you to local resources.
  • Informal Student Learning Opportunities and Competitions
  • Informal Resource Interactive Map

Join Now

Before starting your membership application, find your district using the map at the right.  If you need a list of counties in each district, then you can find that on the Find Your Representative page.  Be sure to apply based on the county in which you work, if it is different than where you live.

You also have the option of a Joint Membership with the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA). See more details below.

Pre-service teachers can register for a one year membership at a reduced cost.  A .edu email address must be provided or the membership is subject to cancellation without refund.
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Joint Membership with

It pays to be a teacher in Georgia. On behalf of the Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA) and National Science Teaching Association (NSTA), we are pleased to offer a joint membership—join both organizations and save money!

Join both GSTA and NSTA for one year for $105—a savings of $15.

After pressing the Learn More button below: on the Individual tab, click "Join Now" for any paid annual membership. On the following page, scroll down to the add ons section and click "Add joint membership" and select GSTA.

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Membership FAQs

  1. Why isn't there a member discount for GSTA's annual state conference?  Conference registration actually includes a complimentary one-year GSTA membership.  This approach is more compatible with school district financial guidelines.
  2. Does my GSTA membership include membership to NSTA?  No.  GSTA is a chapter of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), but the two organizations maintain separate memberships.  You can visit the NSTA site to learn about NSTA membership.
  3. Who can I contact with other membership questions?  GSTA's Vice President serves as our Membership Chair and can answer any other questions you might have.  Click here to email the current Vice President.

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