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Professional Development

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NAGT conducts a number of programs through its officers, sections, and volunteers ranging from awards and scholarships to internships and guest speakers. NAGT is also a sponsor of work by other groups of researchers and educators who are working on similar issues. See the Sponsored Programs page for more information about these outside groups and to request NAGT sponsorship of your efforts.


NAGT has entered into collaboration with the On the Cutting Edge program to expand and promote membership in our organization, increase participation in our workshop programs and publication submissions. On the Cutting Edge, an NSF funded program, has developed a culture of sharing and ongoing professional development surrounding undergraduate teaching within the geoscience community. This program adds to the foundation of professionalism in geoscience education created and supported by NAGT through its programs, publications, and awards.

Traveling Workshops Program

The Traveling Workshops Program brings national leaders in geoscience education to your campus or regional event to help faculty improve their courses, or help strengthen entire departments.

Geoscience Teachers in Parks

The Geoscience Teachers-in-the-Parks program is an offshoot of the National Park Services Geoscientists-in-the-Parks program which places geoscientists in parks on a short-term basis to help park-specific research, education, and interpretative projects.

Speakers and Topics

These faculty have given talks on various topics over the years. If you are looking for a geoscience speaker for your event, start here.

Sponsored Sessions and Events

The NAGT sponsors a number of sessions and events at various professional meetings across the country. Several of these have produced collections of valuable educational resources. Request to have NAGT sponsor your session or event.

NAGT Sponsored Programs

NAGT sponsors a number of activities and projects in geoscience education that forward its mission and goals. Learn more about how to request sponsorship.

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