The Sections are the presence of the NAGT in local geographic areas. But the Sections are not just a way of organizing NAGT members. A lot of really great things happen at the local level in NAGT.
Activities at the Section level reach deep into the grassroots of geoscience education in North America. Some Sections run extensive field conferences that are very popular with K-12 teachers and Community College faculty. Others have very popular regional meetings where educators can gather to share ideas and materials. All of them have award programs for educators and students. The Sections are really where the "rubber hits the road."
IN, IL, IA, WI, MN, OH, KY, MI, and southern/western Ontario
The Central Section sponsors or cosponsors at least one if not two Fall Field Trips each year and in addition, conducts one or more symposiums related to Geoscience Education Issues at the NCGSA Regional Meetings.
NY, PA, NJ, MD, DE, DC, VA, WV, and eastern Ontario
The Eastern Section includes professionals involved in all levels of geoscience education who enjoy association as colleagues and friends. Our best opportunity to work and play together is during our annual spring conference where we welcome educators in all stages of their career to renew enthusiasm for geoscience teaching.
Far Western Section
CA, HI, and NV
The Far West Section has very popular and well-attended field conferences each fall and spring. See our website for more information about section opportunities.
MO, KS, AR, and OK
New England Section
ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, Quebec, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia
The New England section is comprised of college-level, K-12, and informal geoscience educators, as well as others interested in issues surrounding Earth Science Education in our region. We welcome all community members to our annual meeting (in November or December, date posted) as well as on our local field trips. Most years we host a presence at the NE GSA meetings—so come by and say hello and get involved to promote and enhance geoscience education in our area!
North Central Section
ND, SD, MT, NE, WY, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut
Pacific Northwest Section
WA, OR, AK, ID, British Columbia, and Yukon
Each year the Pacific Northwest Section hosts its annual conference in late June. The conference includes field trips and talks focusing on locations that can be "taken back to the classroom" via spectacular photo and sample collecting opportunities. Come experience the world class geology and scenery of the Pacific Northwest!
GA, FL, AL, SC, NC, TN, LA, and MS
AZ, CO, NM, and UT