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Central Section

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan,
Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and southern and western Ontario

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  • Central Section Isle Royale Field Trip June 19-25, 2017
    The Central Section of NAGT is sponsoring a field trip to Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior. This trip, run by the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI, will run from June 19-25, 2017 so participants can study the flood basalts and igneous minerals related to the Mid-Continent Rift, megacolumnar jointing greater than 2 m across, and inclined rock layers of the Lake Superior syncline as exposed both in the national park as well as in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
  • 2016 Geo2YC Officer Elections
    It is time to vote for Geo2YC: Two-Year College Division of NAGT. The ballot includes Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, and Webmaster. Voting begins on May 24 and ends on July 1, 2016.

The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) was established in 1938 to foster improvement in the teaching of earth sciences at all levels of formal and informal instruction, to emphasize the cultural significance of the earth sciences, and to disseminate knowledge in this field to the general public.

NAGT organizes the technical program in geoscience education at every GSA Annual Meeting, and in this context also sponsors numerous technical sessions, workshops, and field trips. The organization also fosters advances in the teaching and learning of geoscience by means of scholarship aid to summer field-camp students, professional workshops for geoscience faculty, its Distinguished Speaker Series, and the Journal of Geoscience Education and through its partnership with the National Association for Black Geologists and Geophysicists.

In 2003 the Central Section of the NAGT was reorganized to include the former Central and East-Central Sections.

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