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New Membership Benefits and Rates for 2014

Join the California Science Teachers Association now so you don’t miss out on…

  • Monthly California Classroom Science, with ideas you can use
  • Reduced registration fees at the California Science Education Conference
  • Lower fees for CSTA sponsored events including the 2014 NSTA Long Beach Conference (Save $90!).
  • Member-only e-mail alerts on hot topics and issues
  • Access to members-only resources on the CSTA website
  • The full power of the state’s largest professional organization specifically for science teachers-working for you at the state level to influence state policies that enhance your profession.
  • Reduced membership rates on selected CSTA publications.
  • The opportunity to play a statewide leadership role by serving on the CSTA Board of Directors and committees.
  • A chance to garner recognition for your accomplishments through CSTA awards and grants.

It is no wonder thousands of California science teachers are proud CSTA members. And now, with in 2014, CSTA has added additional membership benefits.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Tickets:

CSTA members can now purchase tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium at a discounted price via the CSTA Preferred Ticket sales store. CSTA members and their guests save $5 on admission. Tickets must be purchased via the online store and printed to take to the Aquarium for admission. Visit the CSTA Members Only benefits page to access the online store.

Office Max Discounts:

  • Reduced pricing on over 25,000 in-stock products and 4,000 environmentally responsible products and services.
  • Flexible purchasing options via catalog, online, dedicated, customer service team or in store.
  • Retail Connect SM card gives members their contract-negotiated price in store at any one of our nearly 1,000 OfficeMax retail locations.
  • Customized digital print solutions through OfficeMax.

Check out the Member-only Discount page for the discount codes (you must log-in and be a member to access this page).

Avis/Budget Rental Car:

  • Up to 25% off promotional rates.
  • Convenient airport locations.
  • Where2TM GPS – State-of-the-art GPS system that guides through every mile of your trip, giving you clear, simple directions, real-time road conditions and much more.
  • Timesaving services, like Avis Preferred Service, e-Receipt and Roving Rapid Return
  • Avis e-Receipt – Within 24 hours of returning your vehicle, you'll have your Avis receipt e-mailed to you, free of charge. It’s a convenient way to avoid lost receipts, complete expense reports, and save time when returning your car.
  • Complimentary Preferred® Service enrollment – A fast and easy counter bypass program with added benefits and special amenities, such as the best parking spots and more vehicles. Available at participating locations.

Check out the Member-only Discount page for the discount codes (you must log-in and be a member to access this page).


  • Access discounted tickets to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park.
  • Ticket prices with a slash through them are the regularly priced tickets, and the discounted price shows below the regular price.
  • These special savings are for members only, but can be used to purchase tickets for family and friends. The limit is eight tickets per order.
  • Note: This discount offer only applies to Disneyland Resort that is located in Southern California, and not to Walt Disney World in Florida.

Click here to access these benefits and buy your tickets today!

You will need your CSTA Member username and password to access the members only benefits page. If you do not remember your CSTA Member website credentials, click here to have them emailed to you.

2014 CSTA Membership Dues Rates:

Membership Type


50th Anniversary Pin?

1-year membership



Joint 1-year membership in CSTA and NSTA (a $125 value!) - Click here to join both CSTA and NSTA in one payment. (This link will take you to the NSTA site)



3-year membership
(a 20% discount!)


With an additional one-time donation of $10

Lifetime membership



Retired teacher membership


With an additional one-time donation of $20

Preservice teacher membership



Download a membership form to mail or fax in.

Check out our membership incentives.

Chapter Members

Any organization or institution interested in advancing and supporting the purposes, goals and objectives of CSTA may join CSTA as a non-voting Chapter member. A Chapter member organization is a dues-paying organization whose roots and allegiances are to promoting science education in California. A Chapter member is entitled to the following benefits of membership:

  • May publicize its events, free of charge in the on-line event calendar and with a side-column ad (235 px X 235 px) for up to two months, in the Association's newsletter, California Classroom Science. The chapter would be responsible for providing the side-column ad in a publication ready format.
  • May receive up to three times per year a mailing list in an Excel (.xls) format of all CSTA members in its region or within the zip codes which it serves who have not opted-out of having their information shared.
  • May set up a table at CSTA conferences to recruit members, at no cost to the Chapter. Location of the table to be at the discretion of CSTA.
  • Other benefits as from time to time may be determined by the CSTA Board of Directors.