NAGT News News from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers Michael Wysession Receives a 2014 American Geophysical Union Ambassador Award Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Heather Macdonald Receives the 2014 American Geophysical Union Award for Excellence in Geophysical Education. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Invitation to Present at 2015 American Meteorological Society (AMS) Teacher Workshop Meeting Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500 The CLEAN Team is Soliciting Submissions of Excellent Climate and Energy Science Educational Resources Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500 InTeGrate Announces Publication of Climate of Change: Interactions and Feedbacks Between Water, Air, and Ice Climate of Change: Interactions and Feedbacks between Water, Air, and Ice module for introductory geoscience and environmental science]]> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500 InTeGrate Announces 2014 Incorporating Geoscience throughout the Curriculum Implementation Programs Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future (InTeGrate), a 5-year STEP Center grant from the National Science Foundation, seeks to increase Earth literacy of all undergraduate students, as well as the number of graduates who are prepared to bring an understanding of the Earth to bear on the resource and environmental issues faced by our society today and in the future.
To this end, InTeGrate is pleased to announce the 2014 Incorporating Geoscience throughout the Curriculum Implementation Program recipients

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COMPRES 2014/2015 Distinguished Lecturer Series Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500 2014 USGS/GSA Best Student Geologic Map Competition Special Session
Submission instructions, awards, and map judging criteria can be found at:

Students must submit their abstract by 29 July 2014 to any GSA Session or Discipline using the GSA Annual Meeting abstract submission form ( and select the appropriate box on the form to be considered for the geologic map competition. Your abstract must be accepted to be eligible for the competition.

Please submit your geologic map today!

Dr. Douglas A. Howard, P.G.
Geologist / Associate Program Coordinator
National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program
U.S. Geological Survey]]>
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Seeking volunteers for a usability study
The usability study will take place virtually you will need access to the internet and a phone line. The study will take up to 60 min. The information you are providing as part of this web-based interview and any data collected will be treated as confidential.

Goal of this study: This usability study will help improve the layout and navigation of the website. The website is a U.S. government website (we are not sharing details about which web portal we are evaluating to ensure the best possible research set-up).

If you are interested and available to participate in a usability session, please complete a short 3 min survey the following address:

We will be in touch by email to set up a convenient day and time.

Best regards,

Karin Kirk and Anne Gold]]>
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Far West Section Fall Conference Oct 10th-12th, California State University Sacramento

The fall 2014 Far West Section NAGT conference is open to anyone who has an interest in Geology. This year's conference field trip opportunities include trips to the Sierra, Sacramento Delta, local Sacramento outcrops. and a Research Forest. Workshops offered include topics such as mineral use, reptiles in California, atmospheric circulation modeling for the "Next Generation Science Standards", and more! Workshops offer an opportunity to LEARN & EARN professional development hours.

More information about the conference and registration instructions are available on the Section Website.]]>
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