NAGT Traveling Workshop Program


Who is this program for?

Groups of faculty members and instructors at the postsecondary level who are interested in improving their programs and courses. These faculty could be from a single department, from an institutional or cross-campus program, or from a geographic region.

The Traveling workshop program (TWP) brings facilitators to your campus or meeting who are prepared to work with your faculty and instructors to facilitate changes in one of the following six topical areas including both course and department scales.

  • Building Stronger Geoscience and Environmental Science Departments and Programs
  • Strengthening your Cross-campus Environmental and Sustainability Programs
  • Strengthening Earth Science in Teacher Education
  • Supporting the Success of All Students
  • Strengthening Your Intro or Upper-Division Course
  • Make Your Course More Effective and Societally Relevant

What is our approach?

The TWP brings a pair of national leaders in environmental, sustainability, and geoscience education to your campus, regional, or national event to lead a 1 or 2 day face-to-face event for your faculty members. The TWP focuses on opportunities to strengthen both courses and departments or programs by focusing on themes including:

  • building stronger geoscience and environmental science departments and programs
  • strengthening cross-campus environmental and sustainability programs
  • supporting the success of all students
  • strengthening introductory or upper-division courses
  • making courses more effective and societally relevant.

Example situations:

  • A geoscience department would like to increase enrollments and reach a broader audience of students.
  • Environmental science faculty from 3 community colleges in a geographic region would like to come together to improve their courses.
  • An institution is creating a new cross-disciplinary program drawing on courses from across multiple departments.


More about NAGT:

NAGT is a professional organization for geoscience educators. The goals of NAGT are:

  1. To foster improvements in the teaching and learning about Earth as a system at all levels of formal and informal instruction
  2. To emphasize the societal relevance of geoscience and its cultural significance for all people
  3. To foster and disseminate research in geoscience education
  4. To promote the professional growth of our members.

The National Association of Geoscience Teachers supports a diverse, inclusive, and thriving community of educators and education researchers to improve teaching and learning about the Earth. NAGT has three special interest Divisions (Teacher Education Division, Two-Year College Division, and Geoscience Education Research Division) and ten geographic Sections that help bring together members with similar needs and interests. In support of its mission, NAGT: provides professional development opportunities; sponsors sessions, events, and programs; publishes the Journal of Geoscience Education, In the Trenches, and the Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology; supports scholarships and awards; and advocates for geoscience education.