Read an Eos article on K-12 science standards
AGU is committed to increasing the number and diversity of Earth and space scientists. The Bright STaRS program is a diversity program designed for high school students. This program provides a dedicated forum for ~100 students to present their own research results to the scientific community and learn about exciting research, education, and career opportunities in the geosciences.
AGU runs teacher workshops on Earth and space science at meetings. Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshops — held in conjunction with the annual meetings — allow secondary science teachers to hear about the latest geoscience research from the scientists making the discoveries, explore new classroom resources for their students, and visit exhibits and technical sessions of the AGU meeting for free.
To see examples of what happens at GIFT, visit the GIFT Workshop page
Past GIFT Workshop Programs
National Science Teachers Association
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
AGU sponsors both a Featured Speaker for the annual NSTA convention and additional speakers as part of the NESTA-NAGT-AGU Earth and Space Science Resource Day during the annual and regional NSTA conventions.
Recommended Educational Resources
From AAG: Teaching Climate Change
Best of COSEE Hands-On Activities. Use the drop down box at the top of the page to search for oceanography activities by grade level, topic, duration, and more.
From the National Academy of Sciences: A Framework for K-12 Science Education
IRIS’s earthquake resources
Explaining climate change from the International Year of Chemistry
Resources from the National Academy of Sciences designed to help the public gain a better understanding of what is known about climate change.
Ten Signs of a Warming World (NOAA)
Vizualization of STEM Education Data and Trends from NSF