Welcome to the NAGT Virtual Booth at GSA Connects Online 2020

Learn about NAGT from Executive Director Anne Egger
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) works to raise the quality of and emphasis on teaching the geosciences at all levels.

We count among our members K-12 teachers and college and university faculty as well as educators working with the general public through outlets such as museums and science centers. NAGT supports a diverse, inclusive, and thriving community of educators and education researchers to improve teaching and learning about the Earth.

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Learn more about what NAGT offers:

NAGT Events at GSA | Professional Development | Publications | Divisions | Committees and Working Groups | For Your Students

NAGT Sessions and Activities at GSA

NAGT is pleased to sponsor a variety of symposia and sessions at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America.

Topical Sessions Meetings and Receptions Awards Celebration Virtual Booth Schedule

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Stop by to learn more about NAGT and say hello to NAGT celebrities. See the booth schedule for more information.

Professional Development

NAGT's professional development program includes workshops, webinars, conferences, and other efforts that support geoscience educators. Learn more about NAGT's professional development offerings »

NAGT Webinar Series

NAGT sponsors a comprehensive webinar series that is sure to be your one-stop-shop for strengthening work in Earth education. Webinars are free and open to the public.

Learn about the series from webinar committee chair Rory McFadden

Teach the Earth Web Portal

Teach the Earth supports teaching and learning about the Earth by providing access to online resources such as activities and course descriptions.

Learn about the portal from TTE website committee chair Jen Wenner

Earth Educators' Rendezvous

The Earth Educators' Rendezvous is an annual conference that offers a combination of sessions related to research and teaching in Earth Education.

What's New at SERC

SERC serves as the Executive Office for NAGT, providing a full set of services including hosting the NAGT website. Check out what's new at SERC.


NAGT offers a number of publications to geoscience educators and researchers. Learn more about NAGT's publications »

AGI/NAGT Lab Manual in Physical Geology

Now in its 12th edition, this user-friendly, best-selling lab manual examines the basic processes of geology and their applications to everyday life.

Learn about the lab manual from editor Vincent Cronin

Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE)

The Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE) is the premier peer-reviewed publication for geoscience education research at the undergraduate and pre-college levels.

Learn about JGE from Editor-in-Chief Kim Hannula


Divisions consist of NAGT members from any NAGT regional section with a shared professional interest. Learn more about NAGT's three Divisions »

Two Year College Division (Geo2YC)

The Geo2YC Division is a home for NAGT members who have a shared professional interest in geoscience education at two-year colleges.

Learn more about the Geo2YC Division from President Jackie Hams

Geoscience Education Research Division (GER)

The GER Division is committed to the promotion of high quality, scholarly research in geoscience education that improves teaching and learning.

Learn about the GER Division from President Kelsey Bitting

Teacher Education Division (TED)

The TED Division seeks to improve geoscience teaching by improving teacher content and pedagogical knowledge and by encouraging research on best teaching practices.

Learn more about the TED Division from President Laura Hollister

Committees and Working Groups

Member-run committees and working groups further promote and support the mission, vision, and goals of NAGT. Learn more about NAGT's committees »

Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee leads efforts in association with the NAGT Executive Committee building on NAGT's position statements.

Learn more about the Advocacy Committee from the committee chair Catherine Riihimaki

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

This committee facilitates NAGT's efforts to build an inclusive and equitable association, and achieve its goals related to diversity of its membership, leadership, and more.

Learn more about the DEI committee from committee chair Laura Rademacher

NGSS-ESS Working Group

AGI, NAGT, and NESTA are collaborating with other organizations and member societies to support implementation of the Earth and space science NGSS.

Learn more about the working group from Missy Holzer (NESTA), Ed Robeck (AGI), and Aida Awad (NAGT)

For Your Students

NAGT is proud to support students through the Outstanding TA award, field camp scholarships and the USGS/NAGT Cooperative Field Program. Learn more about NAGT support for students »

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards

NAGT recognizes outstanding teaching assistants in geoscience education with up to 30 awards annually.

NAGT and AWG Scholarships for Field Study

Each year, NAGT makes several $750 awards to undergraduate students to facilitate their study of field geoscience.

NAGT/USGS Cooperative Field Training Program

The NAGT-USGS Cooperative Field Training Program is the longest continuously running internship program in the earth sciences.

Academic Prep Award

The Academic Prep Award was established to support students attending the Preparing for an Academic Career workshop.