NAGT Education and Policy Work
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 includetwo email lists for folks interested in Education and Public Policy and an associated open discussion forum.
- NAGT Public Policy list alerts members to needs for immediate input on policy issues, and provide news and updates on opportunities to participate in national events.
- NAGT Science Literacy List provides updates on activity related to development of national science standards, frameworks and literacies.
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.
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.
"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.
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?