NAGT and its sponsored projects have many resources and programs to help support Earth and environmental science faculty and instructors in higher education.
Member benefits for faculty
- Opportunities to join communities of shared interest: 2YC faculty, geoscience education researchers, and teacher educators
- Discounted registration for professional development opportunities like the Earth Educators' Rendezvous
- Ability to recognize your students through Outstanding Teaching Assistant awards, the NAGT-USGS Cooperative Summer Fellowship, and Scholarships for Field Study
- Access to new strategies in our member magazine, In The Trenches, and to new research in the Journal of Geoscience Education
- A monthly newsletter filled with professional development and other opportunities
Read more about member benefits and join NAGT today!
Do you teach field camp? This page collects all of our resources about teaching in the field.
This site is used to bring together educators who have rock and mineral samples to share and educators who are seeking rock and mineral samples to use in their teaching.
This page includes resources related to supporting undergraduate students in the geosciences.
The Earth Educators' Rendezvous is an annual 5-day meeting that includes multi-day workshops, contributed talks and posters, short workshops, round table discussions, teaching demonstrations, plenary sessions, and working groups. This is the most fun and productive meeting you will go to!
NAGT sponsors an active and varied webinar series that provides opportunities for you to learn from experts and your peers. Past webinars are archived for your use.
This page includes resources for early career faculty related to teaching, research, and managing your career. The annual Workshop for Early Career Geoscience Faculty is held ever summer and is for faculty in their first three years of a faculty position.
2YC Faculty as Agents of Change from SAGE2YC
The Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education at Two-Year Colleges (SAGE 2YC) project and website helps two-year college geoscience faculty implement high-impact, evidence-based instructional and co-curricular practices at their own institutions that will lead to improved STEM learning, broadened participation, and a more robust STEM workforce.Sponsored by NAGT
Geoscience Education Research
Geoscience Education Research
This set of resources about geoscience education research (GER) was developed by the community to facilitate getting involved in GER. They include a GER Toolbox, the NSF-funded community framework for GER, and many other resources to connect you to this community.
Journal of Geoscience Education
NAGT's research journal, the Journal of Geoscience Education, is an excellent venue for your own work as well as to find out more about new research. You can access the journal through your member login.
Connect with others in your geographic region through the NAGT Sections. Sections may host local field trips and meetings, share resources, and advocate for local issues.
NAGT Divisions help to connect members with similar professional interests including teacher education, geoscience education research, and 2-year college instructors.
Connect with us at meetings such as the American Geophysical Union (AGU) annual meeting, and the Geological Society of America (GSA) annual and regional meetings, including the Geoscience Educators' Reception at GSA.
Contribute to Teach the Earth
For Your Students
Started in 1965, the NAGT/USGS Cooperative Summer Fellowship Program is the longest continuously running internship program in the Earth sciences. Since it began, more than 2400 students have participated in this program with an impressive number of these individuals becoming full-time employees of the USGS. Department chairs, program heads, and field camp directors nominate students for the program.
Up to 30 awards are given to outstanding teaching assistants, half to undergraduate TAs and half to graduate TAs.