This project brings professional development opportunities to institutions around the country. NAGT members at colleges, universities and other organizations can apply to have one of our facilitators bring a workshop on an important teaching topic to their campus.
These workshops bring the knowledge gained from the Building Strong Geoscience Departments project onto your campus to support conversation and planning by your department as a whole. Topics are selected from: curriculum and program design, beyond the curriculum, recruiting students, preparing students for the workforce, and program assessment.
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.