Professional Development

The NAGT conducts a number of programs through its officers, sections, and volunteers ranging from awards and scholarships to internships and bringing experts to campuses around the country. NAGT also sponsors the work by other groups of researchers and educators who are working on similar issues.

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In fulfilling its vision and mission, NAGT promotes, provides, expects and endorses a professional and respectful atmosphere and values a diversity of views and opinions at NAGT supported events and programs. All NAGT meetings and events participants are expected to abide by the NAGT Code of Conduct, which applies in all venues, events, and on-line forums associated with NAGT. Please read the full NAGT Code of Conduct Policy for details.

NAGT's On the Cutting Edge Professional Development Program

NAGT's core professional development program includes workshops, webinars, conferences, online resource collections and other efforts that support geoscience educators. The goal of this program is to improve teaching and learning about the Earth.

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NAGT Sponsored Programs

The NAGT sponsors a number of activities and projects in geoscience education that forward its mission and goals. Learn more about how to request sponsorship.

NAGT Sponsored Session and Events

The NAGT sponsors a wide variety of sessions and events at geoscience professional society meetings around the country and is engaged in other events that bring together different segments of the geoscience community. Learn more about how to request session or event sponsorship.


The NAGT supports both educators and students through a variety of awards including the Outstanding Earth Science Teacher award, the Neil Miner award, the James Shea award, and summer field programs.

Speakers and Topics

These faculty have given talks on various topics over the years. If you are looking for a geoscience speaker for your event, start here.

Serving Our Communities

The Serving our Communities initiative celebrates the ways that educators and students are engaging with local, national and global communities and supports expansion of these efforts. This set of pages includes a blog that showcases the ways in which geoscience educators are serving their communities - local, regional, state, national and international - through their own teaching, research and service, or by engaging their students in these areas.

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