Nasco was started in 1941 by a vocational agricultural teacher, Norman Eckley.
By developing several teaching aids to use in his vocational agriculture classes he answered the question of where to find instructional materials not readily available from any other source. This simple act of providing innovative solutions to classroom needs continues to drive what we do and has become a mission for the dedicated employees of Nasco.
Growing from a simple operation in a two-car garage, Nasco has grown to an enterprise publishing over 35 different catalogs, with an annual circulation exceeding 5 million, to customers in education, agriculture, healthcare training, and lab sampling worldwide featuring materials available for a wide array of educational, training, and production needs.
More than 75 years after Norman Eckley published his first catalog, Nasco’s family of brands continues to passionately serve the needs of professionals worldwide.
Today, Nasco is proud to lead the marketplace in these distinctive categories:
Educational Kits – If you can dream it, we can build it
Educators seeking customized solutions that engage students, enhance achievement and expand innovation now have a trusted resource… Our goal with Nasco Custom Kits is to inspire others to dream more, learn more and do more.
We want to answer the call of educators everywhere by delivering custom-made, educational kits designed specifically for the unique requirements of the classroom and beyond.
Stem / Steam – Solutions for today’s classroom
- Educational Kits If you can dream it, we can build it
- Stem / Steam Solutions for todays classroom
- Dissection A superior and safer classroom experience
- Agriculture Equipping you for success
- Healthcare Education Leading the way in advanced training solutions