News from On the Cutting Edge
Posted: Nov 17 2015
We are pleased to announce the availability of 15 data-rich class exercises (mini-lessons) that explore tectonic, structural, geochemical, and sedimentary processes along continental margins. Visit the GeoPRISMS site to learn more about these great resources.
Posted: Nov 16 2015
Enjoy working with youth? NAGT partners with the USGS for our popular Cooperative Summer Field Training Program, Youth and Education in Science Intern Programs.The U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Application deadline is November 25.
Posted: Oct 22 2015
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers is pleased to announce the winners of our 2015 Neil Miner, James Shea, and Robert Christman awards. These awards will be presented at the NAGT and GSA Geoscience Education Division Awards luncheon at the Geological Society of America annual meeting in Baltimore, MD November 1-4.
Posted: Sep 14 2015
In response to several bills that have been introduced this year to reduce funding for or otherwise restrict the growth of the Earth and related sciences, a group of science organizations are uniting behind a community response that highlights the broad societal benefits of the geosciences.
Posted: Sep 1 2015
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) and the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) are pleased to welcome Baylor University Professor, Dr. Vincent Cronin as the Editor of the Physical Geology Lab Manual, starting with the 11th Edition.
Posted: Jul 24 2015
Despite the fact that most people would agree that water is a shared resource, few think about who gets what share of fresh water. This module enables students to identify the freshwater components of the hydrologic cycle and connect them to the basic need of all human beings for equal access to clean fresh water.
Posted: Jun 23 2015
NAGT joins over 250 groups and prominent business leaders across the country in an urgent call to action for stronger federal policies and investment to drive domestic research and development— Innovation: An American Imperative. The action follows American Academy of Arts and Sciences report, Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream.
Posted: Apr 29 2015
Geological monitoring can greatly improve our planning for and response to catastrophic events such as earthquakes and volcanoes. In light of recent tragic events in Nepal, this teaching module provides timely instruction for students to personally experience that geoscience is a complex, interdisciplinary effort with real-world implications.
Posted: Apr 27 2015
Do you have fantastic adjunct colleagues who are doing great things with their students? Would you like to provide them with recognition of their efforts to support geoscience education? Or are you an adjunct making noteworthy contributions to your program? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, please take a few moments to complete an Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award nomination form. The next quarterly winner will be selected soon, so don't delay!
Posted: Apr 8 2015
Many of us have interests in multiple areas of Earth Science education (in addition to our discipline-specific interests), and the Rendezvous is designed to allow attendees to explore these areas in ways not possible during conventional scientific meetings. The Contributed Program is a critical component to this end, and offers both a venue to present work and an opportunity to see the depth and breadth of what is going on in the Earth Science education community. Now is the time to register– Early bird deadline is April 13!