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NAGT works to foster improvement in the teaching of the Earth sciences at all levels of formal and informal instruction, to emphasize the cultural significance of the Earth sciences and to disseminate knowledge in this field to the general public. We support research-based teaching through...
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The NAGT conducts a number of programs through its officers, sections, and volunteers ranging from awards and scholarships to internships and bringing experts to campuses around the country. NAGT also sponsors the work by other groups of researchers and educators who are working on similar issues.
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NAGT supports both educators and students through a variety of awards including the Outstanding Earth Science Teacher award, the Neil Miner award, the James Shea award, and summer field programs. These awards provide our community with the opportunity to recognize colleagues and student in a...
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This National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) award honors 30 outstanding teaching assistants (TAs) in geoscience education. Winners receive a one-year NAGT membership, including subscriptions to the Journal of Geoscience Education and the In The trenches quarterly magazine. Both graduate...
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Teach the Earth supports teaching and learning about the Earth by providing online resources in the geosciences and related fields. Resources include classroom activities, course descriptions and syllabi, information about pedagogical strategies, topical collections, and more.
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Field experiences are an important part of the life of the geoscience student and professional. We take our students to the field to see fundamental relationships and to learn to observe, collect and interpret data. This website exists to facilitate interactions and sharing that will: enable NAGT...
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Find animations showing seismograph operation, tsunami, P and S Waves, earthquake focus versus epicenter, and actual footage of an earthquake.
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The earthquake that struck San Francisco on April 18, 1906 remains one of the strongest and most significant earthquakes in US history. The fire that developed in its aftermath brought the city to its knees. This collection presents links to images, films, panoramas and animations about the...
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"Outstanding Earth Science Teacher (OEST) awards are given for """"exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth Sciences at the pre-college level."""" Any teacher or other K-12 educator who covers a significant amount of earth science content with their students is eligible....
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Published in 2012
Sandy Storm resources in one place: images, visualizations, animations, and more. Includes satellite imagery, GIS data, Crisis information, and wind maps. 
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This site is a collection of materials to assist faculty members, administrators and institutions in improving success in STEM education with domestic students of color and women. Materials have been developed via a number of workshops which brought faculty and administrators together from across...
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Visualizations that cover the following topics: earthquakes, the 2011 Japan earthquake and Tsunami, Sear wave propagation, the 2010 Chile earthquake, isostasy and gravity, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and plate tectonic movements.
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View a selection of NAGT publications, including lab manuals and guidebooks.
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The NAGT Career Hub allows institutions and organizations to advertise geoscience education related job openings, postdoctoral positions, internships, assistantships and undergraduate research opportunities. All Career Hub postings are also featured in the NAGTNews e-newsletter and on NAGT's social...
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This site examines the role of geoscience departments and faculty in preparing preservice teachers and supporting practicing teachers who teach earth science at all pre-college levels. Information is drawn from the participants and outcomes of the 2003 On the Cutting Edge workshop, Developing the...
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This site outlines information about safety and risk issues for faculty and departments to consider as they continue the great geology tradition of taking students into the field.
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NAGT gives suggestions for student field trips based on location. Each resource list intended audience, location, summary of goals, notes and tips, etc.
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Many geoscience educators have limited opportunities to collect good rock and mineral samples directly from the field. Others lack the financial resources to purchase collections. At the same time, many institutions have an abundance of specimens sitting unused in laboratory drawers. This service...
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Using maps in the classroom invites curiosity, encourages exploration and inspires problem solving. Maps can be used to explore a multitude of topics and can incorporate visual learning, spatial thinking and quantitative skills into a lesson. Read on to vivid imagery from maps and learn how our...
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"Systems are inherently complex and learning about them promotes higher order thinking. Systems thinking involves assisting students in understanding how the lithosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere independently operate and how these systems influence each other. Encouraging students to...
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