New England Section

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

Upcoming and Recent Events

May 2022: The section is hosting 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. For ZOOM link, or to contribute to the exchange, please email nagtnewengland@gmail.com

March 2022: The section is hosting a luncheon during GSA NE Section Meeting on Sunday, March 20th at 12:00 PM. The $27 ticketed event is available via meeting registration.

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.

July 2020: Lori Weeden's NSF-funded Incorporating Climate Change into Your Classroom was offered as a 1.5 day online workshop for K-12 teachers.

June 2020: Lindsay Waack organized a free, self-paced, online workshop for secondary teachers who teach Earth Science or integrate Earth Science into high school Chemistry and Physics as part of NGSS. The focus was making sense of cloud phenomena via observations and content knowledge. This workshop integrated resources Lindsay had explored as part of the American Meteorological Society's Project Atmosphere program, and included video demonstrations, explanations, and instructional resources. Link: https://tinyurl.com/AMSpressureclouds.

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