For Faculty

NAGT and its sponsored projects have many resources and programs to help support Earth and environmental science faculty and instructors in higher education.

Member benefits for faculty

Read more about member benefits and join NAGT today!


Teach the Earth

Themes Icon The Teach the Earth website catalogs thousands of peer-reviewed activities, course descriptions, and other resources that are searchable by subject and activity type.

Teaching Field Camp

Do you teach field camp? This page collects all of our resources about teaching in the field.

Rock and Mineral Exchange

This site is used to bring together educators who have rock and mineral samples to share and educators who are seeking rock and mineral samples to use in their teaching.

Professional Development

Supporting Undergraduate Students

This page includes resources related to supporting undergraduate students in the geosciences.

Supporting Graduate Students

This page includes resources related to supporting graduate students in the geosciences.

Earth Educators' Rendezvous

The Earth Educators' Rendezvous is an annual 5-day meeting that includes multi-day workshops, contributed talks and posters, short workshops, round table discussions, teaching demonstrations, plenary sessions, and working groups. This is the most fun and productive meeting you will go to!


NAGT sponsors an active and varied webinar series that provides opportunities for you to learn from experts and your peers. Past webinars are archived for your use.

Early Career Faculty Resources and Workshop

This page includes resources for early career faculty related to teaching, research, and managing your career. The annual Workshop for Early Career Geoscience Faculty is held ever summer and is for faculty in their first three years of a faculty position.

2YC Faculty as Agents of Change from SAGE2YC

The Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education at Two-Year Colleges (SAGE 2YC) project and website helps two-year college geoscience faculty implement high-impact, evidence-based instructional and co-curricular practices at their own institutions that will lead to improved STEM learning, broadened participation, and a more robust STEM workforce.Sponsored by NAGT

Geoscience Education Research

Geoscience Education Research

This set of resources about geoscience education research (GER) was developed by the community to facilitate getting involved in GER. They include a GER Toolbox, the NSF-funded community framework for GER, and many other resources to connect you to this community.

Journal of Geoscience Education

NAGT's research journal, the Journal of Geoscience Education, is an excellent venue for your own work as well as to find out more about new research. You can access the journal through your member login.


Regional Sections

Connect with others in your geographic region through the NAGT Sections. Sections may host local field trips and meetings, share resources, and advocate for local issues.

Professional Interest Divisions

NAGT Divisions help to connect members with similar professional interests including teacher education, geoscience education research, and 2-year college instructors.

NAGT at Meetings

Connect with us at meetings such as the American Geophysical Union (AGU) annual meeting, and the Geological Society of America (GSA) annual and regional meetings, including the Geoscience Educators' Reception at GSA.

Contribute to Teach the Earth

Do you have excellent activities and courses you want to share and have reviewed? You contribute activities and course descriptions to the collections in Teach the Earth.

For Your Students

NAGT/USGS Cooperative Summer Fellowship Program

Started in 1965, the NAGT/USGS Cooperative Summer Fellowship Program is the longest continuously running internship program in the Earth sciences. Since it began, more than 2400 students have participated in this program with an impressive number of these individuals becoming full-time employees of the USGS. Department chairs, program heads, and field camp directors nominate students for the program.

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Up to 30 awards are given to outstanding teaching assistants, half to undergraduate TAs and half to graduate TAs.

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