Ready to Join NES?
To be a participant in NES, you must be a U.S. citizen. You must have a current valid education certification as an administrator or educator in a state or nationally accredited education institution (grades 4-12) in the United States or a U.S. territory, or a Department of Defense or Department of State school.
Join over 1,000 teachers in the NES experience.
› Find out more
Teach STEM? We can help with that!
Middle and high school teachers nationwide comment on NES, and on the value it adds to their own teaching techniques, as well as to their students' interest and performance.
Teachers across the country in grades 4-12, regardless of school size, type, or geographic location, see the benefit of participating in the NASA Explorer Schools, or NES, project. NES teachers have access to free NASA classroom materials and student engagement activities, as well as educator support resources, through the NES Virtual Campus. NES classroom resources help teachers increase student interest and achievement in STEM subjects.
The NASA Explorer Schools project invests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM educators to inspire and engage future scientists, engineers, and technicians NASA needs to continue our journey.
Click on the stories below to read about the NASA Explorer Schools project firsthand from one of our participating teachers!
Meet the NES Teachers