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Bright STaRS

Bright Stars

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.

GIFT Workshop

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 (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 the National Academy of Sciences:
A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards
Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)
NASA Education Resources

From the National Association of Geoscience Teachers:
An updated Teaching Resources page
Full access to Geoscience Literacies
Resources for Teaching Undergraduate Geoscience

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This series of short Earth and space science-related videos for K-12 educators gives you the tools you need to try new hands-on activities with your students, complete with teacher guides and other resources.

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