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News and Announcements

The 7th Annual Earth Educators' Rendezvous will take place online from July 12-16, 2021

We are looking forward to seeing those who have registered for Online Rendezvous on July 12-16! If you haven't yet registered for Online Rendezvous, there is still time! Anyone registered for at least one day of the Rendezvous is invited to attend the plenaries and the contributed program (virtual poster and oral sessions, share-a-thon, and teaching demonstrations).

We will provide registrants with Zoom connection info via two methods: 1. through a daily email, and 2. posted on each event summary page. You can easily navigate to the event summary page from the Rendezvous Program Grid. In order to see the connection info on the event web pages, you will need to be logged in to your SERC account using the email address you had registered for the Rendezvous with. You can try it out on the bottom of the Opening Reception event page.

Be sure to "Like" NAGT on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Send your tweets to @nagtgeo and use #EarthER21.

2021 Earth Educator Rendezvous Friends of NAGT Challenge

This year we are once again raising funds for a fundraising match to be held during the annual Earth Educators' Rendezvous to support travel stipends for future attendees. We know that this has been a challenging year and a half for people all across the globe. That also means that now it is more important than ever to help provide funds so that our educators can access these professional development events and networks. Any amount helps, and all donations will be used towards our "Friends of NAGT" Donor's challenge match. Instead of a dollar for dollar match this year, we are hoping to recruit at least 50 individual donations to unlock the challenge.

Donate today!

Join the Webinar Committee

NAGT is seeking two members to serve on the Webinar Committee to help shape the webinar series content.

  • Are you interested in serving NAGT community needs, finding appropriate speakers to deliver interactive and timely webinars, and facilitating webinars by NAGT programs and divisions?
  • Have you attended NAGT webinars and thought about potential topics or themes for new webinars?
  • Are you part of an Earth or Environmental science education project that would like to contribute webinar content to the series?

If so, you should apply to join the NAGT webinar planning committee. The committee meets quarterly to develop the series schedule and then members work independently to support and coordinate speakers for upcoming webinars. Most committee members support a few webinars per year. Committee members serve 3-year terms.

Apply by July 21, 2021

Present your research at GSA Connects 2021. Registration and abstracts submission are now open.

NAGT is pleased to sponsor a variety of symposia and sessions at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America held in Portland, Oregon from October 10-13, 2021.

At GSA Connects 2021 you will discover a dynamic meeting that surrounds you with the inspiration and opportunities for engagement you need to advance your geoscience career.

Join us for cutting-edge technical sessions, outstanding professional education, and inclusive networking opportunities that will broaden your geologic knowledge and connect you to our diverse geoscience community.

And don't forget fun. Impromptu collaborations, special lectures, receptions, exhibits, and friends—old and new—await you in the geologically-rich Pacific Northwest.

Thousands of your peers are making plans to attend GSA Connects in 2021 to find the tools, confidence, and connections they need to advance their science and their careers.

Present your research at AGU Fall Meeting 2021: Abstract submission are now open

NAGT is pleased to sponsor a variety of geoscience education sessions and activities planned for the Fall 2021 AGU meeting held in New Orleans, LA, and online from December 13-17, 2021.

#AGU21 is the leading forum for advancing Earth and space science and leveraging this research toward solutions for societal challenges.

Submit an abstract (or two) to #AGU21 to contribute to these goals and to share your science in-person and online with >25,000 attendees from 100+ countries representing the global Earth and space sciences community. Most sessions will be recorded and available to this global community of researchers, scientists, educators, students, policymakers, partners, science enthusiasts, journalists and communicators.

Abstracts should focus on new scientific results, enabling Earth and space science or its application, and/or the contribution of Earth and space science to society.

AGU Bridge Program is now accepting partner applications

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is working to create a more equitable and inclusive geoscience community. Through the AGU Bridge Program, geoscience graduate departments are invited to partner with AGU in working to realize this goal. Through this partnership, the AGU Bridge Program seeks to increase the number of geoscience graduate degrees awarded to minoritized students and to build an inclusive and supportive environment for students throughout their graduate education. We would like to invite you to apply to become an AGU Bridge Partner Institution.

As a Bridge Partner, you will have access to our growing database of Bridge Studentapplications, a community of institutions engaged in holistic admissions practices, shared resources and strategies for promoting inclusion in your department, and recognition on the AGU Bridge Program website.  

 Applications for partnership status are reviewed once each year. The deadline to apply for Partnership status is 15 October, 2021 (11:59 pm Eastern Time).  

At the link below you'll find RFP instructions, a proposal template, a quick reference guide, a link to submit your application, and a registration link for a Q&A session on August 19th. If you have any inquiries about the program or application process we encourage you to attend the Q&A session on August 19th or to reach out via email to bridge@agu.org. We look forward to reviewing your application and working with you to create a more diverse, supportive community in the geosciences.

Click here to learn more

Mentor-Mentee opportunity with Geoscience Education & Mentorship Support (GEMS)

GEMS was created to provide accessible mentorship opportunities, with a focus on underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students in the Earth Sciences, including Ocean & Planetary Sciences. We are currently focused on students applying to US-based graduate schools and fellowships. Our main resource is matching students with mentors based on needs, backgrounds, and interests. We are currently recruiting mentors to assist mentees with graduate school applications and fellowships. We seek mentors from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels. Mentors can be faculty, post-docs, senior graduate students, or government/industry employed. Mentors with an international background are especially encouraged to apply!

Mentees will be paired with mentors to help with their fellowship and/or graduate school applications. Matching for the 2021-2022 academic year will begin in August 2021. Our mentor matching program is open to all students! This includes undergraduates, recent graduates or early-stage graduate students. We also welcome applications from international students seeking to apply to US-based institutions/fellowships.

Awards and Recognition

Do you have good news related to your geoscience education work that you would like to share with the NAGT community? Submit to NAGT's Community Kudos!


Workshops and Webinars

The 7th Annual Earth Educators' Rendezvous - Online July 12-16, 2021

The seventh annual Earth Educators' Rendezvous will take place online from July 12-16, 2021!

Workshop for Early Career Geoscience Faculty - Online July 25-29, 2021

Join us for a multi-day workshop in a stimulating and resource-rich environment where you will participate in sessions on topics including effective teaching strategies, course design, establishing a research program in a new setting, working with research students, balancing professional and personal responsibilities, and time management.


Section and Division Highlights

Teacher Education (TED) Division

Post to the TED Division Facebook Page

Members are invited to post time-critical information on the TED Division Facebook page.

Career Hub

Content Specialist - SERC at Carleton College

Rock and Mineral Exchange

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