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Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) Announces Series of Online Workshops
Posted: Feb 27 2015
The AESS Online & Blended Learning Subcommittee invites you to a series of online workshops to discuss the best ways to align instruction and practice in building students' sustainability skill sets.
SESYNC Announces a Four-day Short Course on Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies.
Posted: Feb 19 2015
Preparing students to tackle urgent and complex environmental problems is a critical challenge. Problems such as global climate change, water resource management, and sustainable development are dynamic, multi-faceted problems that require interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to solve. SESYNC invites participants for a four-day short course on Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies. The course will be held July 2831, 2015, at SESYNC in Annapolis, Maryland.
Contribute to the Upcoming Earth Educators' Rendezvous: Abstract Deadline is March 1
Posted: Feb 9 2015
The Contributed Program offers both a venue to present work and an opportunity to see the depth and breadth of what is going on in the Earth Science education community. Submit your teaching and program examples or educational research before March 1!
NAGT needs your vote on proposed constitutional changes
Posted: Feb 6 2015
NAGT's Executive Committee has proposed changes to the NAGT Constitution that require a vote from the membership. A majority of at least 20% of the membership is required to approve these amendments. Please follow the link to review and vote on the changes.

Voting will close on Friday, March 21st. We appreciate your participation.
JGE Special Issues - Climate Literacy
Posted: Feb 6 2015
NAGT and the Journal of Geoscience Education recently brought you two issues of JGE devoted to the important and timely topic of Climate Literacy. Our August (62#3) and November (63#4) issues are filled with articles about Climate Literacy across the realms of precollege teacher professional development, teacher and student knowledge and alternative conceptions, undergraduate education, climate data use, public perception and innovative tools for student learning. The Climate Literacy issues of JGE, "are testimony to the imagination, commitment, and breadth of the geoscience education community, and to the support provided by institutions and agencies to further knowledge on this topic." Kristen St John - JGE editor. NAGT has a limited number of the JGE Double Issues on Climate Literacy available for purchase, you can order single copies of any of our past JGE issues on the NAGT website.
Impending On the Cutting Edge Application Deadlines
Posted: Feb 6 2015
Several On the Cutting Edge workshops have application or registration deadlines approaching quickly. Check out the websites for more information and get those applications in!
New InTegrate Module Published
Posted: Feb 6 2015
The InTeGrate project is pleased to announce the publication of the new Interactions between Water, Earth's Surface, and Human Activity module.
January In the Trenches On Its Way
Posted: Feb 6 2015
The January 2015 issue of In the Trenches is on its way to your mailboxes now. The theme of this month's issue is Teaching Climate Change and there is great techniques and resources for tackling this import topic with your students.

And now, in addition to the print magazine that you receive in your mailbox, members can also access the content of In the Trenches via the Online Supplement page. When you click on one of the articles in the issue, you'll be able to read all the content if you are logged in to your NAGT account.
EarthEd2YC is back for 2015
Posted: Feb 6 2015
Earth Education Resources for Two-Year College Faculty (EarthEd2YC) is a monthly webinar series facilitated by NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Earth Science Education & Public Outreach Forum (SMD E/PO) and NAGT's Geosciences for Two-Year Colleges (Geo2YC) professional division.
MSI - REaCH: Reconstructing Earth's Climate History
Posted: Feb 6 2015
MSI-REaCH is an advanced professional development program for geoscience faculty at minority-serving institutions that will run from June 21-27, 2015 at the Gulf Coast Repository of Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. The program aims to expand faculty knowledge of Earth's climate record and help them build scientific skills through a week of hands-on paleoclimate investigation.