NAGT is proud to associate with other organizations also working in geoscience education and education reform more broadly.
Geological Society of America
NAGT is an Associated Society of the Geological Society of America. As a part of this relationship, NAGT serves with the GSA Ed Division on the technical program committee for the Annual Meeting. NAGT sponsors a large number of education-related technical sessions, workshops, and field trips at GSA's Annual Meeting each Fall and helps disseminate news and opportunities from GSA to our membership. NAGT also conducts its annual organizational business meetings during GSA each year, is one of the hosts of the annual Education Reception, and with the Ed Division hosts the Geoscience Education Researchers Reception. NAGT, GSA Ed Division and the Geo Division of the Council of Undergraduate Research also have a joint awards reception at the Annual Meeting. The Geo2YC Division of NAGT works closely with GSA and others to expand opportunities for networking, professional and curriculum development, and geoscience educational research at two-year colleges. Several of the NAGT Sections meet in association with GSA Section Meetings and sponsor workshops, sessions, and field trips at these meetings.
American Geosciences Institute
AGI (more info) is a federation of geoscience societies which provides information and education services to its members through promoting a united voice for the geoscience community. As one of AGI's member societies, NAGT participates in the full range of AGI education and advocacy activities including the Environmental Science Advisory Committee, the Center for Geoscience Understanding, and the Governmental Affairs Program. NAGT has participated in AGI's Education Summit and their study of affiliated societies' membership. NAGT also contributes financially to AGI's Government Affairs Program.
NAGT and AGI have collaborated to publish an environmental geology textbook, Living with Earth ( This site may be offline. ) by Travis Hudson, and a Lab Manual in Physical Geology ( This site may be offline. ) that is a popular choice for many geoscience faculty.
American Geophysical Union
NAGT works closely with AGU on a number of educational fronts. NAGT members run a large number of topical sessions at the AGU Fall Meeting as well as an annual workshop on an aspect of teaching geoscience. NAGT's Building Strong Geoscience Departments program contributes to the program for the annual meeting of Heads and Chairs of Geoscience Departments. AGU and NAGT collaborated on an issue of JGE on Broadening Participation in the Earth Sciences that was distributed to all AGU members. NAGT publishes articles and reports in EOS. NAGT and AGU collaborate to share information on their education programming across their combined membership. In addition, the Geo2YC Division of NAGT works closely with AGU and others to expand opportunities for networking, professional and curriculum development, and geoscience educational research at two-year colleges.
Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability
The Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability (DANS) is an informal network of professional associations working on professional development for association members; educating the public about sustainability; curricula, standards and tenure requirements to reflect sustainability; legislative briefings on what higher education can bring to sustainability related policies; and cross-disciplinary projects on education for sustainability. NAGT is a participating organization in the Network and is focused on the professional development and advocacy collaborations along with the Sustainability Improves Student Learning (SISL) sustainability portal.
National Center for Science Education
The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is a not-for-profit, membership organization providing information and resources for schools, parents, and concerned citizens working to keep evolution and climate science in public school science education. They educate the press and public about the scientific and educational aspects of controversies surrounding the teaching of evolution and climate change, and supply needed information and advice to defend good science education at local, state, and national levels. NAGT is one of NCSE's Supporting Organizations and participates in its advocacy efforts as well as making use of its expertise in teaching about controversial issues.
National Earth Science Teachers Association
NAGT and NESTA share many goals and work together closely on many issues facing geoscience education. For example, both organizations worked together during the development of the Next Generation Science Standards to provide feedback to the development team and to support the implementation of the Standards.
Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education
Since 1985, the Triangle Coalition has advocated for the improvement of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States. Headquartered in the DC metro area, the Triangle Coalition is comprised of member organizations that represent business, education, and STEM societies nationwide. NAGT is one of these member organizations and actively channels information from Triangle Coalition newsletters into the discussion of its Education and Public Policy working groups.