For K-12 Educators

NAGT and its sponsored projects have many resources and programs to help support Earth educators in elementary, middle, and high schools.

Member benefits for K-12 educators

Read more about member benefits and join NAGT today!

Teaching resources

Teach the Earth

Teach the Earth is NAGT's portal to Earth education resources. You can explore the entire Teach the Earth site, or browse all K-12 resources.

Do you have excellent activities you want to share with others? Contribute them to Teach the Earth, and they will be reviewed for inclusion in the exemplary collection.

Earth Science Week

Logo for Earth Science Week
NAGT participates in Earth Science Week, an annual program led by the American Geosciences Institute.

Visit our Earth Science Week page to find high quality, reviewed resources that are aligned with each year's theme.

CLEAN Collection

This collection of resources for teaching about climate and energy has been carefully curated and can be browsed by subject, grade level, and the NGSS. Sponsored by NAGT

In the Trenches

Our members-only journal, In the Trenches, highlights classroom-ready teaching strategies and resources.

Professional development

Earth Educators' Rendezvous

The Earth Educators' Rendezvous is NAGT's annual weeklong professional development meeting in mid-July. Programming includes options for K-12 educators throughout the week. In addition, you can submit to the contributed program, which includes teaching demos, a share-a-thon, posters, and talks. Stipends for K-12 educators are available by application to support your participation.

Earth science and the NGSS

Our webinar series Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards, offered in partnership with AGI and NESTA, offers strategies and opportunities for effective implementation of the NGSS and other standards based on the Framework for K-12 Science Education.

Connect with your regional section

Many of our regional sections offer field forums and/or other professional development opportunities. Connect with your section leadership to find out more.

Search and browse K-12 professional development opportunities

This resource developed by the NGSS-ESS working group allows you to search professional development opportunities offered by various organizations available for K-12 teachers across a variety of topical areas, grade levels, and formats. You can also submit new opportunities using a form.


Professional development grant: Dorothy Stout Grants

K-12 educators are eligible to apply for the Dorothy Stout Professional Development Grant, which provides up to $750 for participation in Earth science classes or workshops, attendance at professional scientific or science education meetings, participation in Earth science field trips, or purchase of Earth science materials for classroom use.

Earth Educators' Rendezvous Stipends

K-12 educators are eligible for support from the Earth Educators' Rendezvous participation fund. Information about stipends will be available on the Earth Educators' Rendezvous website for each year's meeting.


Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award

Outstanding Earth Science Teacher (OEST) awards are given for exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth sciences at the pre-college level. Any K-12 teacher or other educator who covers a significant amount of Earth science content with their students is eligible. Learn more about the award and nomination process.

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