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October 2023 - Saluting the Geoscience Education Stars of 2023

In the Trenches October 2023 Cover

Redina Finch (Western Illinois University), Editor in Chief
Lisa Graff, Managing Editor

In the Trenches is an interactive digital publication designed to provide a venue for contributors to inform NAGT members about their best teaching ideas, resources, or other special topics relevant to Earth educators. Each annual volume consists of four themed issues; each issue includes a variety of articles about classroom-ready resources, teaching strategies, using research data in the classroom, assessment, and more. Book reviews, descriptions of geoscience education software or datasets, biographies of leading geoscientists, or other general interest materials are also welcome. Each year, the October issue highlights our award winners, and other issues may highlight the work of NAGT committees. All issues have live links to additional resources that can be accessed directly from the PDF.

Members and others who would like to contribute ideas for content can use the content suggestion form to submit their ideas to the editors. Members wishing to write a letter to the editor that reflects or responds to recent content in the journal can do so using the letter to the editor submission form.

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Volume 13 (2023) Issues

October 2023 - Saluting the Geoscience Education Stars of 2023
July 2023 - Finding Ways to Spur Active Learning
April 2023 - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: Geoscience for Everyone
January 2023 - The Art of Teaching Meteorologic Concepts

Volume 12 (2022) Issues

October 2022 - Sharing More Than Science, Plus... Our Annual Salute to Outstanding Earth Educators
July 2022 - For Megawatts of Wind Energy Information, Push Play
April 2022 - For an Ocean of Information... Push Play
January 2022 - Turn Your Eyes to the Skies: Tips on Using Drones

Volume 11 (2021) Issues

October 2021 - Our Annual Salute to Outstanding Earth Educators
July 2021 - Inspiring Teacher Leaders and Authentic Learning
April 2021 - Geoscience Education and Climate Change Advocacy
January 2021- Inspirational Experiences for Students

Volume 10 (2020) Issues

October 2020-Celebrating Outstanding Earth Educators
July 2020 - Unconventional Approaches for Unconventional Times
April 2020 - Fostering Future Geoscientists & COVID-19 Updates
January 2020 - Competing for Geoscience Education Excellence

Volume 9 (2019) Issues

October 2019 - Celebrating Earth Science Teachers Who Inspire
July 2019 - Expanding, Advancing the Geoscience Community
April 2019—Appreciating and Teaching Economic Geology
January 2019—Active Learning: In the Field, Classroom, and VR

Volume 8 (2018) Issues

October 2018—Celebrating Teachers Who Inspire
July 2018—Making Earth Science Visible, Accessible, and Engaging
April 2018—Perspectives on Science and Religion
January 2018—Seismology Lessons with Deep and Lasting Impact

Volume 7 (2017) Issues

October 2017—Exploring the Critical Zone, Earth's Outer Skin
July 2017 - Focusing on the Great American Eclipse: August 21, 2017
April 2017 - Promoting Geoscience Literacy and Advocacy
January 2017 - Teaching Weather and Climate

Volume 6 (2016) Issues

October 2016 - Recognizing NAGT's Outstanding Earth Science Educators for 2016
July 2016 - Transdisciplinary Teaching
April 2016 - Teaching Oceanography - Part Two
January 2016 - Teaching Oceanography - Part 1

Volume 5 (2015) Issues

October 2015 - Teachers Who Tell You Where To Look, But Not What To See...
July 2015 - Teaching about Fracking and the Energy System
April 2015 - Undergraduate Research in the First Two Years
January 2015 - Teaching Climate Change

Volume 4 (2014) Issues

October 2014 - The Power of Place in Geoscience Education
July 2014 - Looking at Earth Science from a New Perspective
April 2014 - Earth Science Standards for the Next Generation
January 2014 - Training Your Students' Eyes on the Skies: Teaching about Weather

Volume 3 (2013) Issues

October 2013 - Tablet Tricks: Ways to Carry the Field Back to the Classroom
July 2013 - Teaching Resources to Jazz Up Your Classes
April 2013 - Teaching Pre-Service Teachers About Earth Science
January 2013 - Teaching Teachers Via Research, Publishing, and Inquiry-Driven Exploration

Volume 2 (2012) Issues

October 2012 - Lab Activities to Engage Active Learners
July 2012 - Karst: Connecting with Students in their Backyards
April 2012 - By the Numbers: Improving Quantitative Literacy
January 2012 - Thinking About Thinking, Learning, and Teaching

Volume 1 (2011) Issues

October 2011 - Shake Up the Curriculum with Seismic Data
July 2011 - Place-Based Learning
April 2011 - Teaching in the Field
January 2011 - Climate Change

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