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NAGT Education and Policy Work

Are you interested in discussing and receiving updates on NAGT's work on Education and Public Policy? Join the NAGT Public Policy email discussion list.

NAGT Position Statements

NAGT has developed position statements on specific issues that affect or are affected by geoscience education. These positions were proposed by the membership and approved by the Council. Issues with current position statements include

Education and Public Policy Email Lists

NAGT has two email lists for folks interested in Education and Public Policy and an associated open discussion forum.

Education and Public Policy Discussion Board

You may also join the discussion about how NAGT can be involved in Education and public policy matters by reading and posting comments to our Policy Discussion Board.

Earth and Space Science in the NRC Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards

NAGT members can use the resources on this page to track progress towards the New Science Education Standards being developed under the auspices of the National Research Council. Resources include the presentation given by Dr. Michael Wysession of Washington University on the NRC Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards during a webinar that was held in the summer of 2011. Links to his presentation and a video of the event are available on the webinar page. Be sure to take part in the conversation via the Science Literacy List and the Policy Discussion Board.

Next Generation Science Standards

NAGT sponsored two events to learn about and provide feedback on the draft Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in January 2013: an informational webinar on January 22nd and a forum to gather feedback on January 24th. Click through to the information page for more details.

Other Resources

"Leave Behind" for Legislative Visits

NAGT has developed an information sheet (Acrobat (PDF) 2MB Mar14 09) about its interests and involvement in public policy issues for members who conduct Congressional or state legislative visits.

Critical Needs for the Twenty-First Century: The Role of the Geosciences

This document from the American Geological Institute (AGI), provides a list of seven critical needs followed by national policy actions to help the nation meet these needs.

Why Earth Science?

This report from AGI lays out why Earth Science is important for study, research and funding. There is also a short video version and the report is also available in Spanish.


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