Professional Development

The NAGT conducts a number of programs through its officers, sections, and volunteers ranging from awards and scholarships to internships and bringing experts to campuses around the country. NAGT also sponsors the work by other groups of researchers and educators who are working on similar issues.

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NAGT Professional Development Events

The NAGT sponsors a number of workshops, webinars, and other activities in geoscience education that forward its mission and goals. On the NAGT Events page, you can find all the upcoming events and search the collection of past events by event type, topic, and sponsored project.

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NAGT Sponsored Programs

The NAGT sponsors a number of activities and projects in geoscience education that forward its mission and goals. Learn more about how to request sponsorship.


The NAGT supports both educators and students through a variety of awards including the Outstanding Earth Science Teacher award, the Neil Miner award, the James Shea award, and summer field programs.

Speakers and Topics

These faculty have given talks on various topics over the years. If you are looking for a geoscience speaker for your event, start here.

Geoscience Teachers in Parks

The Geoscience Teachers-in-the-Parks program is an offshoot of the National Park Services Geoscientists-in-the-Parks program which places geoscientists in parks on a short-term basis to help park-specific research, education, and interpretative projects. The program will run for the final time in the summer of 2015.

Serving Our Communities

The Serving our Communities initiative celebrates the ways that educators and students are engaging with local, national and global communities and supports expansion of these efforts. This set of pages includes a blog that showcases the ways in which geoscience educators are serving their communities - local, regional, state, national and international - through their own teaching, research and service, or by engaging their students in these areas.

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