NAGT Position Statements
Below you will find a list of positions that NAGT has taken on specific issues that involve the interface between science and society. These positions can be proposed by any member of NAGT and go through a rigorous process of investigation prior to being adopted by the NAGT Council.
Proposed Position Statements
There are no pending position statements at this time.
Adopted Position Statements
- Teaching Evolution - 1 November, 2006
"The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) recognizes that the scientific theory of evolution is a foundational concept of science, and therefore must also be a cornerstone of science education."
- Climate Change - 1 July, 2009
"NAGT strongly supports and will work to promote education in the science of climate change, the causes and effects of current global warming, and the immediate need for policies and actions that reduce the emission of greenhouse gases."
- High School Earth Science Instruction - 1 March, 2012
"The NAGT supports robust Earth science instruction in high school and rigorous training of Earth science K-12 teachers."