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NAGT Joins Endorsing Organizations on the Earth Science Week Resolution
Posted: Oct 9 2015
NAGT joins endorsing organizations on Congressman Mike Honda's (D-Silicon Valley) House resolution to recognize the profound impact the Earth Sciences have on everyday life. The Earth Science Week Resolution would bring recognition of the field and highlight the importance and broad impact Earth Science research has on American individuals, municipalities, industries, companies, economy, and our quality of life.
JGE Theme Issue Call for Papers
Posted: Oct 8 2015
The Journal of Geoscience Education solicits manuscripts for a special issue on sustainability.
Find Out How One Liberal Arts College is Increasing Climate Literacy Across the Liberal Arts Curriculum
Posted: Oct 1 2015

Gustavus Adolphus College, a liberal arts college in St. Peter, MN is bringing faculty across disciplines together to embed climate literacy in classrooms throughout the liberal arts curriculum in an effort to increase climate science literacy among the College's students and faculty.

Announcing Upcoming Regional (Washington State) Workshop on Course Re-design
Posted: Sep 23 2015

If you're a faculty member in the Pacific Northwest please join us for a 1-day NAGT course design workshop in Tacoma, WA on October 23. We seek participants from all types of institutions of higher education in a variety of scientific disciplines that address learning about Earth, including the geological, atmospheric, and ocean sciences, environmental science, physics, biology, and chemistry. Registration Deadline: October 12, 2015

Workshop: Transforming Geoscience Preparation for K-8 Pre-Service Teachers
Posted: Sep 15 2015
This two-day workshop will explore strategies for strengthening K-8 science teaching, through both science content knowledge and science teaching methods. The workshop is open to science faculty, education faculty, and in-service science teachers. Teams of science and education faculty from the same institution are particularly encouraged to apply.
NAGT Joins in Efforts to Highlight Societal Benefits of the Geosciences.
Posted: Sep 14 2015
In response to several bills that have been introduced this year to reduce funding for or otherwise restrict the growth of the Earth and related sciences, a group of science organizations are uniting behind a community response that highlights the broad societal benefits of the geosciences.
IRIS Survey: Education Practice about Earth's Interior
Posted: Sep 14 2015
The IRIS consortium is working on a new project and we are looking for people who would be willing to give us some feedback on their education practice about Earth's interior.
Baylor Professor, Dr. Vincent Cronin Named Editor of NAGT and AGI's Physical Geology Lab Manual
Posted: Sep 1 2015
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) and the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) are pleased to welcome Baylor University Professor, Dr. Vincent Cronin as the Editor of the Physical Geology Lab Manual, starting with the 11th Edition.
Paleobiology Database Survey
Posted: Aug 25 2015
Do you use big science databases, like the Paleobiology Database, to enhance geoscience education and research? Please take part in this survey to help document the potential of these resources.
2015 TED Officer Elections
Posted: Aug 4 2015
The fall 2015 officer election has concluded. Please join with us in congratulating your new NAGT officers for the 2015-16 academic year!