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- NSF GRANTED project for the Colleges of Liberal Arts Sponsor Programs (CLASP) community
New grant work begins with the Colleges of Liberal Arts Sponsored Programs (CLASP) community, funded by the NSF GRANTED program and led by Carleton College.
- Exciting changes coming to the Earth Educators' Rendezvous
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Earth Educators' Rendezvous (EER), and time for us to reflect on what we've learned over the past ten years about running a conference and the evolving needs of the geoscience education community. Based on what we've learned, NAGT is adapting our approach. Starting in 2024, the EER will move to an every-other-year schedule. We will host the 2024 EER in Philadelphia as planned, and then the next EER will be in 2026 and every other year thereafter. The extended timeline gives us the opportunity to host a high-quality meeting that also makes best use of the financial resources, dedicated staff, and generous volunteers that make the meeting run. In addition, we are excited to move to this model in which we have more time to coordinate and develop synergies between EER and all of NAGT's other professional development programming. We look forward to seeing your ideas and proposals for the 2024 Earth Educators' Rendezvous in Philadelphia, and we'll let you know more about EER 2026 soon!
- Cathy Manduca Receives Friend of the Planet Award from the National Center for Science Education
Cathy Manduca, founding director of SERC, was named a 2023 winner of the National Center for Science Education's Friend of the Planet award.
- New IGUaNA Teaching Module on Gravity and Magnetics
A new teaching module from IGUaNA is available online. This 3-unit geophysics module introduces students to the fundamentals of exploring the subsurface with gravity and magnetism.
- SERC Welcomes New Science Education Associate, Rory McFadden
We are excited to announce Rory McFadden will be joining SERC this June as a new Science Education Associate.
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The Earth Exploration Toolbook is a collection of computer-based Earth science activities. Each activity, or chapter, introduces one or more data sets and an analysis tool that enables users to ...Earth Exploration Toolbook
EarthLabs units offer sequences for learning science concepts through hands-on experiments and data analysis.EarthLabs for Educators
The Earth Educators' Rendezvous is a five day conference that takes place each summer at different locations across the country. Drawing across the work currently taking place in geoscience, ...Earth Educators' Rendezvous
This site provide guidance on introducing Nanotechnology across the STEM curriculum. It includes resources for both educators and students getting up to speed with the advances in this new field.Nanotechnology in STEM
About Browse Key Resources Teaching MaterialsExplore thousands of community-contributed teaching activities. Peer reviewed collections include: The On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Reviewed Activity ...Teach the Earth
This website is designed to help students and instructors use the teaching modules and resource collections from the famous trial described in "A Civil Action" in science and ...A Civil Action - The Woburn Toxic Trial
Ethics Education is an increasingly important component of the pre-professional training of (geo)scientists. Funding agencies (NSF, NIH) require training of graduate students in the responsible ...Teaching GeoEthics Across the Geoscience Curriculum
Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future: Materials for Faculty and Instructors Classroom Tested, Peer Reviewed and Designed to Fit into Your Course Explore the Teaching Materials » Support ...InTeGrate
This site is designed to help faculty and graduate students learn about instructional methods for teaching undergraduate entry-level geoscience, environmental science, or related courses.Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
The Accelerating Systemic Change Network (ASCN) is a network of individuals and institutions, formed with the goal of more quickly advancing STEM education programs. Our unique approach is to bring ...Accelerating Systemic Change Network
This collaborative project enhances hydrology education by creating a cyberinfrastructure for organized community efforts to develop, share, and publish data-driven curriculum for teaching ...Geoinformatics Modules for Teaching Hydrology
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers works to foster improvement in the teaching of the Earth sciences at all levels of formal and informal instruction, to emphasize the cultural ...NAGT
This website hosts instructional materials used in the Eyes in the Sky program. Eyes in the Sky II is an expansion of TERC's existing program that was supported by NSF ITEST funding.Eyes in the Sky II
This website provides information on the issues involved in teaching quantitative literacy, reasoning, and skills and methods for doing so as well as additional resources and a community of other ...Quantitative Skills
This site contains educational and supporting materials for students and teachers of microbiology, including information about microorganisms and extremophiles, and links to online resources about ...Microbial Life - Educational Resources
This website contains educational modules and digital library technologies that can be used to translate exciting new scientific discoveries into effective instructional practice.Integrating Research and Education
The On the Cutting Edge Professional Development Program for Geoscience Faculty brings together workshops, websites, and research activities to support highest quality undergraduate geoscience ...Cutting Edge
Our team of educators and scientists has reviewed and organized the best free teaching resources for K-12 through college. Go Entire Collection Activities Videos Visualizations Featured Resource ...CLEAN: Committed to Climate and Energy Education
Earth and environmental science classes are changing. Long perceived as low-level courses with little to engage or challenge students, they are becoming vital, rich, invigorating courses. As more ...EarthLabs
Connecting Theory to Classroom Practice × Teaching Methods The What, Why and How of Student Centered Learning Activities Direct from the Classroom Get Started With: Engaged Pedagogies We use ...Pedagogy in Action
The Math You Need, When You Need It provides web modules to help students succeed with mathematics in introductory geoscience classes.The Math You Need, When You Need It