NAGT Professional Development Programs
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.
Started in 1965, the NAGT-USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program is the longest continuously running internship program in the earth sciences. Over the past forty years, more than 1500 students have participated in this program with an impressive number of these individuals becoming full-time employees of the USGS.
NAGT supports both educators and students through a variety of awards including the Outstanding Earth Science Teacher award, the Neil Miner award, the James Shea award, summer field programs, and an Outstanding TA award.
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.
NAGT sponsors a number of activities and projects in geoscience education that forward its mission and goals.
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.
The Traveling Workshop Programs bring national leaders in geoscience education to your campus or regional event to help faculty improve their courses, or help strengthen entire departments.