National Association Of Geoscience Teachers Eastern Section


Welcome To The National Association Of Geoscience Teachers Eastern Section Home Page 

The National Association of Geoscience Teachers works to raise the quality of and emphasis on teaching the geosciences at all levels. We count among our members K-12 teachers and college and university faculty as well as educators working with the general public through outlets such as museums and science centers. NAGT's purpose is 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.
Get involved with NAGT and enjoy the benefits of:
  • Professional interaction with other geoscience teachers from all levels of education.
  • Eastern section newsletter "The Bulletin" available electronically four times a year.
  • The national NAGT publication "Journal of Geoscience Education" published five times a year.
  • The annual eastern section spring conference which includes workshops, presentations, the "world famous geo-auction" and geology field trips.   
 NAGT Eastern Section Web Page Maintained By:
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Another eastern section meeting has ended after a great weekend of geoscience workshops, presentations and field trips. Many thanks to Eric Pyle and the geology dept. of James Madison University for hosting our 2014 meeting.
The Eastern Section is pleased to announce our 2014 OEST (Outstanding Earth Science Teacher) winners:
Mike Baer; Pennsylvania
Mark Percy; New York
James Miller; New Jersey
Victoria Gorman; New Jersey and overall eastern section OEST

MICHELLE SELVANS; Smithsonian (NASM) Digman Award for excellence in geoscience education (see awards listings and explanations in sidebar link) 

The National Earth Science Teachers Association is delighted to announce that we have instituted a new category of membership to help the next generation of Earth and spacescience educators and scientists - Free Student Membership!  

NESTA now offers up to two sequential free years of student membership at the Basic level for students at the undergraduate 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, go to  Please help us spread the word about this opportunity to your friends and colleagues at the undergraduate student level that might benefit.  You can also share this with faculty at universities that prepare students in Earth and space science education or in the Earth and space sciences.  

Please note that student status must be verified by a faculty adviser, and satisfactory progress toward degree objectives must be maintained to continue to the second year of freestudent membership.  See the link above for full details on this great opportunity.  
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