The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College has great resources for teaching K-12 Earth Science. Check them out at http://serc.carleton.edu/k12/index.html .
Student membership: $25
K-12 Educator Membership: $45
Dear Earth Educator,
By joining NAGT, you are supporting NAGT’s valuable professional development opportunities and award programs. This year NAGT sponsored the inaugural Earth Educators’ Rendezvous in Boulder, Colorado in July. More than 300 educators from across the country and a variety of institution types came together to capitalize on the experience of colleagues in a wide range of fields and to network with others engaged in improving undergraduate Earth education. Due to the generosity of members and donors such as yourself, we increased our Field Study Scholarship award for undergraduate geoscience students from $500 to $750 in 2015. NAGT celebrates dedicated K-12 educators with our annual Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award. NAGT’s Stout Professional Development Grant awards $750 to K-12 and 2-year college educators to assist them in attending conferences and workshops, performing research, and buying classroom supplies. You can find out more about our educational resources, professional development workshops, and awards on our website.
When you join, you will receive access to NAGT’s two publications. The Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE) is the premier peer-reviewed publication for geoscience education research, curriculum, and instruction at the undergraduate and pre-college levels. In the Trenches (ITT) is a full color, 16-page publication, designed to provide a forum for geoscience education dialogue targeting educators in the classroom.
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NAGT thanks you for considering NAGT membership.
Save the date for the 2016 Earth Educators’ Rendezvous: July 18-22, 2016 in Madison, WI
Pre-service teachers can join the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) at no cost:
Student membership – We are now offering up to two sequential free years of NESTA membership for students at the undergraduate or graduate university level who are studying to become teachers or scientists in the Earth and space sciences, environmental sciences, or related disciplines. For more details, and how to apply, https://www.nestanet.org/cms/content/join/dues
Hi REU leaders and mentors,
Here are two articles to pass on to REU students who are going to be attending – or presenting – at a conference.
These tips are also good reminders for the rest of us.
Here are some reminders:
- Practice, practice, practice (your presentation)
- Audio-visual materials must match up with your presentation and you have to actually use them.
- For posters, read up on your own research so that it is fresh in your mind
- Work on your “elevator speech” (make it simple and show the relevance of your work)
- Ask good questions at talks, panels, and to individuals
- Be ready for tough questions
- Be confident!
If you have other resources that you want to share along these lines, please send to this email list.
Have a good evening,
While working with mentors Beng Guat Ooi and Ngee Sing Chong at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Western Carolina University undergraduate Joel Bostic encountered a gas chromatograph mass spectrometer (GCMS) for the first time. Now Joel is a Marine Science Program master’s student at the University of South Carolina. Check out his research into the Deepwater Horizon oil spill at the 2016 Ocean Sciences meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana: https://agu.confex.com/agu/os16/preliminaryview.cgi/Paper92113.html .
Geoenvironmental Challenges pre-service STEM teachers and their mentors were busy during 2014 and 2015. Check out their presentations at the 2015 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland (November 1st-4th).