New England Section

Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts,
Rhode Island, Connecticut, and all Canadian provinces east of Ontario

Upcoming and Recent Events

October 2022: The section is organizing an informative geological field trip for K-12 teachers in conjunction with the New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference. Details forthcoming.

August 2022: Susan Meabh Kelly has been invited to contribute to the four day Second National Conference: Justice in Geoscience in Washington, D.C. This is part of the AGU Chapman conference series.

The section is hosting an informal evening gathering at a central Connecticut farm/brewery on Saturday, August 20th, 4 - 6 PM. Folk music until 5 PM (Brian Theoret). Available for purchase: Food Trucks: Grillin' and Groovin' + Lizzie's; Farm Brews; Sunflowers (cut your own $2/stem). Hops on the Hill, 275 Dugs Road in South Glastonbury, Connecticut.

July 2022: Susan Meabh Kelly hosted a round table at the 2022 Earth Educators Rendezvous. The topic was geoscience learning ecosystems.

May 2022: The section hosted a webinar dedicated to exchanging ideas and resources for K-5 NGSS Earth and Space Science on Monday, May 9th, 7:00 - 8:00 PM Eastern.

March 2022: The section hosted a luncheon during GSA NE Section Meeting on Sunday, March 20th at 12:00 PM. The $27 ticketed event was an option that was part of the meeting registration. Members participating included those from NE and Eastern section.

January 2022: The section sponsored a virtual talk on applying indigenous knowledge to restore indigenous landscapes on Monday, January 17th, 7-8 PM Eastern. A book written by the invited speaker, Dr. Jessica Hernandez, had been scheduled to launch the following day.

December 2021: Susan Meabh Kelly was an invited panelist at the 2021 American Geophysical Union meeting. The panel, entitled Inclusivity in the Geosciences, was scheduled on Wednesday, December 15th.

November 2021: Lindsay Waack represented NAGT-NE at the tri-annual NSTA District I Retreat on the campus of the University of Connecticut.

July 2021: Lori Weeden facilitated two fee-free webinars dedicated to K-12 integration of climate change as part of the University of Massachusetts/Lowell's NSF-funded Climate Change Initiative.

July 2021: Susan Meabh Kelly convened an afternoon workshop at Earth Educators' Rendezvous dedicated to 9-14 integration of archived and real-time geoscience data. The workshop is entitled: Facilitating Student Exploration of Local Environmental Challenges via Mathematics and Computational Thinking.

May 2021: Susan Meabh Kelly co-presented a session on justice-centered climate change activities during the National Science Teaching Association's virtual conference on Saturday, May 1st at 3:30 PM Eastern. The session is entitled Beyond Polar Bears: Disproportionate Impact of Climate Change on Low-Income and Marginalized Communities' Health.

March 2021: The section organized a panel session during GSA Northeastern meeting on Sunday, March 14th -- "Is Geology at a Crossroads?" The panelists helped stir discussion about the status and future of K-16 geoscience education in New England.