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Sign up for a free Introduction to InTeGrate Modules: Hands-on, data-rich, and socially relevant geoscience activities webinar
Posted: Mar 30 2015

Sign up for this free, one-hour webinar that will introduce participants to state-of-the-art InTeGrate teaching materials including modules on
*Climate of Change, *Natural Hazards and Risks, *Geoscience Methods, *Earth's Mineral Resources, *Sustaining Soil Resources *Assessing Hazards, and *Interactions between Water, Earth's Surface, and Human Activity
Deadline to register is April 8.

Announcing An NSF IUSE (Improving Undergraduate STEM Education) Proposal Writing Workshop- May 14-17, 2015
Posted: Mar 18 2015
An NSF IUSE (Improving Undergraduate STEM Education) Proposal Writing Workshop is being held at the University of South Florida - Tampa May 14-17, 2015. The workshop will cover a variety of topics intended to help faculty prepare an IUSE proposal for submission in the Fall, 2015 round of the program. The proposal writing workshop is open to all geoscience/physical geography faculty, with preference given to faculty with limited/no prior experience preparing proposals to the IUSE program (or earlier programs including CCLI and TUES). Faculty that have submitted a IUSE/CCLI/TUES proposal, but were not successful, are encouraged to apply to this workshop. This is a great opportunity for early career faculty to become acquainted with grant writing at NSF.
Opportunity for Geoscience/Physical Geography Faculty
Posted: Mar 18 2015
An NSF IUSE (Improving Undergraduate STEM Education) Proposal Writing Workshop is being held at the University of South Florida - Tampa May 14-17, 2015.
Seeking nominations - GeoCUR Undergraduate Research Mentor Award
Posted: Mar 10 2015
The Geosciences Division of the Council of Undergraduate Research (GeoCUR)is now accepting nominations for its annual recognition of an individual who serves as a role model for productive and transformative student-faculty mentoring relationships and for maintaining a sustained and innovative approach to the enterprise of undergraduate research.
Register for the Upcoming Earth Educators' Rendezvous: Early Bird Deadline is April 13
Posted: Mar 10 2015
We had a great response with over 150 abstracts submitted and the program committee is busy organizing the contributed program. It's going to be a fantastic event! Register now to take advantage of the reduced registration rate.
InTeGrate Coastal Hazards, Risk, and Environmental Justice Workshop Announced- Application Deadline: March 25
Posted: Mar 5 2015

Join us for this important workshop taking place between the 5th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon blow out in the Gulf of Mexico and the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The Coastal Hazards, Risk, and Environmental Justice workshop will enable teams of faculty members and administrators, particularly from minority-serving institutions, to explore the interplay among these critical issues and develop plans for actions that they will take on their own campuses to better incorporate these issues into their curriculum and campus programs.

JGE Special Issues - Climate Literacy
Posted: Feb 6 2015
NAGT and the Journal of Geoscience Education recently brought you two issues of JGE devoted to the important and timely topic of Climate Literacy. Our August (62#3) and November (63#4) issues are filled with articles about Climate Literacy across the realms of precollege teacher professional development, teacher and student knowledge and alternative conceptions, undergraduate education, climate data use, public perception and innovative tools for student learning. The Climate Literacy issues of JGE, "are testimony to the imagination, commitment, and breadth of the geoscience education community, and to the support provided by institutions and agencies to further knowledge on this topic." Kristen St John - JGE editor. NAGT has a limited number of the JGE Double Issues on Climate Literacy available for purchase, you can order single copies of any of our past JGE issues on the NAGT website.
January In the Trenches On Its Way
Posted: Feb 6 2015
The January 2015 issue of In the Trenches is on its way to your mailboxes now. The theme of this month's issue is Teaching Climate Change and there is great techniques and resources for tackling this import topic with your students.

And now, in addition to the print magazine that you receive in your mailbox, members can also access the content of In the Trenches via the Online Supplement page. When you click on one of the articles in the issue, you'll be able to read all the content if you are logged in to your NAGT account.
EarthEd2YC is back for 2015
Posted: Feb 6 2015
Earth Education Resources for Two-Year College Faculty (EarthEd2YC) is a monthly webinar series facilitated by NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Earth Science Education & Public Outreach Forum (SMD E/PO) and NAGT's Geosciences for Two-Year Colleges (Geo2YC) professional division.
MSI - REaCH: Reconstructing Earth's Climate History
Posted: Feb 6 2015
MSI-REaCH is an advanced professional development program for geoscience faculty at minority-serving institutions that will run from June 21-27, 2015 at the Gulf Coast Repository of Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. The program aims to expand faculty knowledge of Earth's climate record and help them build scientific skills through a week of hands-on paleoclimate investigation.
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