News from Across Teach the Earth
Posted: Oct 3 2023
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!
Posted: Jul 9 2023
We are tuning the search engine that underpins all the SERC-hosted site. If you're an Earth educator and have a couple minutes to spare consider participating in our tuning exercise. It's simple, just give us your best judgement on the quality of a handful of search returns. We'll aggregate everyone's input and use that to make search better for everyone.
Posted: Jul 3 2023
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.
Posted: May 11 2023
May 13 marks NAGT's 85th birthday! Since 1938, the National Association of Geoscience Teachers has promoted excellence in geoscience education and supporting the community of geoscience educators. Help us celebrate 85 years by sharing a story and/or by making a donation. Your contribution to NAGT will help us continue to inspire geoscience educators and promote Earth education for all.
Posted: Mar 30 2023
We are excited to announce Rory McFadden will be joining SERC this June as a new Science Education Associate.
Posted: Mar 22 2023
Are you planning on proposing a geoscience education themed workshop, session, or town hall for AGU23? Apply to have NAGT and/or our topical Divisions (Geo2YC, Geoscience Education, and Teacher Education) sponsor your session by April 5! The deadline to propose a workshop to AGU is April 12. Submit your application for NAGT sponsorship by April 3.
Posted: Feb 22 2023
The InTeGrate website and CSU Chico faculty team members are featured in an article in The Chronicle For Higher Education describing the community efforts to incorporate climate science more broadly into curricula.
Posted: Feb 13 2023
Registration and abstract submissions are now open for the ninth annual Earth Educators' Rendezvous, taking place in Pasadena, CA, from July 10-14, 2023. Register today to reserve your spot in morning workshops and field trips. NAGT Members receive 0 off registration fees.
Early registration deadline: May 3, 2023
Standard registration deadline: June 30, 2023
Posted: Jan 6 2023
Save the date for the 2023 Workshop for Early Career Geoscience Faculty, hosted by Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, from June 25-29, 2023! Join us for a multi-day workshop in a stimulating and resource-rich environment, where you will participate in sessions on topics including effective teaching strategies, course design, establishing a research program in a new setting, working with research students, balancing professional and personal responsibilities, and time management. Applications are now open!