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USGS Announces Job Opening for Youth and Education Science Manager
Posted: Nov 16 2015
Enjoy working with youth? NAGT partners with the USGS for our popular Cooperative Summer Field Training Program, Youth and Education in Science Intern Programs.The U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Application deadline is November 25.
New NAGT Officers Welcomed at 2015 GSA Annual Meeting
Posted: Nov 16 2015

The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) welcomed its newest elected officers at the recent 2015 GSA Annual Meeting, November 1-4, in Baltimore, MD. The new officers will serve in their respected positions for one year.

NAGT Announces 2015 Award Winners
Posted: Oct 22 2015
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers is pleased to announce the winners of our 2015 Neil Miner, James Shea, and Robert Christman awards. These awards will be presented at the NAGT and GSA Geoscience Education Division Awards luncheon at the Geological Society of America annual meeting in Baltimore, MD November 1-4.
NAGT Joins Endorsing Organizations on the Earth Science Week Resolution
Posted: Oct 9 2015
NAGT joins endorsing organizations on Congressman Mike Honda's (D-Silicon Valley) House resolution to recognize the profound impact the Earth Sciences have on everyday life. The Earth Science Week Resolution would bring recognition of the field and highlight the importance and broad impact Earth Science research has on American individuals, municipalities, industries, companies, economy, and our quality of life.
JGE Theme Issue Call for Papers
Posted: Oct 8 2015
The Journal of Geoscience Education solicits manuscripts for a special issue on sustainability.
Find Out How One Liberal Arts College is Increasing Climate Literacy Across the Liberal Arts Curriculum
Posted: Oct 1 2015

Gustavus Adolphus College, a liberal arts college in St. Peter, MN is bringing faculty across disciplines together to embed climate literacy in classrooms throughout the liberal arts curriculum in an effort to increase climate science literacy among the College's students and faculty.

NAGT Joins in Efforts to Highlight Societal Benefits of the Geosciences.
Posted: Sep 14 2015
In response to several bills that have been introduced this year to reduce funding for or otherwise restrict the growth of the Earth and related sciences, a group of science organizations are uniting behind a community response that highlights the broad societal benefits of the geosciences.
IRIS Survey: Education Practice about Earth's Interior
Posted: Sep 14 2015
The IRIS consortium is working on a new project and we are looking for people who would be willing to give us some feedback on their education practice about Earth's interior.
Baylor Professor, Dr. Vincent Cronin Named Editor of NAGT and AGI's Physical Geology Lab Manual
Posted: Sep 1 2015
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) and the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) are pleased to welcome Baylor University Professor, Dr. Vincent Cronin as the Editor of the Physical Geology Lab Manual, starting with the 11th Edition.
Paleobiology Database Survey
Posted: Aug 25 2015
Do you use big science databases, like the Paleobiology Database, to enhance geoscience education and research? Please take part in this survey to help document the potential of these resources.