NSF Webinar on Pre-Service Teacher Education

On November 1st, the National Science Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science will be hosting a webinar discussing funding opportunities associated with the Education and Human Resources Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (EHR IUSE) program. The webinar will specifically address aspects of undergraduate education related to the pre-service preparation of STEM teachers.[…]

  - 24 October 2018

Read the October 2018 Education Newsletter

Check out this October’s Education Special Interest Group Newsletter for the latest education resources, news, and events.

  - 19 October 2018

Earth Science Week Toolkit Now Available Online

Earth Science Week, celebrated on the third week of  October this year, is a national eventrecognizing the importance of earth science in society. The theme of this year’s earth science week is “Earth as Inspiration” highlighting the role of artistic expression in geoscience education. As a digital complement to the American Geoscience Institute’s Earth Science Week[…]

  - 19 October 2018

WEBINAR: The Role of Teacher Preparation Programs in STEM Teacher Retention at High-Need Schools

On Sept. 27, this webinar will focus on understanding the factors of STEM teacher retention influenced by teacher preparation programs and share workforce retention study results, research design, and policy work.

  - 25 September 2018

September 2018 Education Newsletter now Available!

Read September’s Education Special Interest Group Newsletter for education resources and events.

  - 18 September 2018

August 2018 Education Newsletter now Available!

Read August’s Education Special Interest Group Newsletter for education resources and events.

  - 22 August 2018

AGU Launches New Education Section

AGU has launched a new Education Section that will become the transdisciplinary home and voice for educators and education researchers. The Section will help to catalyze and shape Earth and space science education activities, develop a diverse talent pool, improve global scientific literacy, and increase access to scholarship and collaboration. Learn more in the latest From the[…]

  - 3 August 2018

July 2018 Education Newsletter now Available!

Read July’s Education Special Interest Group Newsletter for education resources and events.

  - 17 July 2018

June 2018 Education Newsletter now Available!

Read June’s Education Special Interest Group Newsletter for education resources and events.

  - 19 June 2018

May 2018 Education Newsletter now Available!

Read May’s Education Special Interest Group Newsletter for education resources and events.

  - 16 May 2018

April 2018 education newsletter is out now!

Read April’s Education Special Interest Group Newsletter for education resources and events.

  - 10 May 2018

March 2018 education newsletter is here!

Read the March Education Special Interest Group Newsletter for education resources and events.

  - 10 May 2018

February's education newsletter is here!

Read February’s Education Special Interest Group Newsletter for education resources and events.

  - 12 March 2018

Our January education newsletter is out!

Read January’s Education Special Interest Group newsletter for education resources and events.

  - 1 February 2018

2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting

The 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM), co-sponsored by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), and The Oceanography Society (TOS), will be held 11–16 February, in Portland, Oregon. The OSM is an important venue for scientific exchange across broad marine science disciplines. Sessions will include all aspects[…]

  - 26 January 2018

Fall Meeting on Demand

Our Fall Meeting was a great success with more than 22,500 Earth and space scientists from across the globe gathering in New Orleans to exchange ideas, build their professional networks, and present their research! If you were unable to join us there, visit our YouTube channel. With more than 80 lectures available to watch, you’ll[…]

  - 19 January 2018

Register for NGSS Webinar on Federal Education Resources

The National Association of Geoscience Teachers is offering the webinar: “A Sampling of Federal Education Resources Supporting Earth and Space Science Instruction” on Thursday, November 9 4 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. PT. This webinar will review a sampling of federal STEM education resources, with emphasis on Earth and space science. These resources, which are largely[…]

  - 23 October 2017

Responses wanted in regard to mentoring in STEM

In collaboration with faculty from four institutions, Dr. Julie Libarkin invites participants for a research survey focusing on the relationship between mentoring and diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). They are interested in learning more about relationships with faculty, peers, and others as participants entered and moved through respective disciplines. This work will help build better mechanisms[…]

  - 19 June 2017

Report on Undergraduate Research Experiences in STEM

The National Academies Board on Science Education hosted a series of talks on 2 June to present findings and discuss the report Undergraduate Research Experiences (UREs) for STEM Students: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities. Fourteen speakers presented on topics ranging from institutionalizing undergraduate research to measuring motivation in undergraduate research participants, as well as implementation of[…]

  - 19 June 2017

Earth Science Week 2016

Earth Science Week is October 9-15.  The theme this year is “Our Shared Geoheritage” and all the events highlight how science helps us understand and appreciate our geoscience heritage.  This week will be full of career resources, networking opportunities, contests and more.  For more information, watch the AGI webcasts to learn about everything taking place. Are you[…]

  - 26 September 2016

Registration for Next InTeGrate Webinar Now Open

Registration for the next InTeGrate webinar, “The Importance of Diversity and Equity in Supporting the Whole Student,” is now open. The webinar, held 22 September at 4:00 p.m., EDT, will demonstrate models that support the whole student through increasing engagement, maintaining continuity, and improving capacity using InTeGrate principles. Participants will hear from Diane Doser of[…]

  - 13 September 2016

Feedback Wanted from Teachers Leading NGSS Aligned Courses

The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Collection provides a carefully selected and reviewed collection of educational resources that follow Next Generation Science Standards, as well as the Climate Literacy and Energy Literacy frameworks. To improve the experience of teachers as they search and incorporate resources into their classroom, CLEAN Collection is asking classroom[…]

  - 14 June 2016

New Report on Barriers and Opportunities for 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees

A committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recently released a report (or see brief) titled, Barriers and Opportunities for 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees: Systematic Change to Support Students’ Diverse Pathways (2016). The report critiques the “STEM pipeline” metaphor by challenging the notion that STEM degrees and early careers follow a[…]

  - 13 May 2016

GSA 2016 On To the Future Travel Awards

From the Geological Society of America (GSA): apply to the On To the Future (OTF) travel award program and receive partial funding to attend the GSA Annual Meeting, 25–28 September 2016 in Denver, Colo. Applications are open to diverse undergraduate and graduate students studying at 2- and 4-year colleges and to recent graduates who have[…]

  - 10 May 2016

Tune In to Live Climate Education Event

Celebrate Earth Day 2016 with the Alliance for Climate Education and the Earth Day Network! They will be hosting a 1-hour live stream climate education event on Tuesday, April 19, at 1:00 p.m. EST.  The program will feature a live interview with American Ninja Warrior and environmentalist Meagan Martin, climate education videos from Our Climate[…]

  - 15 April 2016

Register for National Environmental Education Week

National Environmental Education Week, the nation’s largest environmental education event, inspires environmental learning and stewardship.  This year’s theme is “Greening STEM,” connecting educators with environmental resources to promote K-12 students’ understanding of the environment.  According to the event organizer, the National Environmental Education Foundation, the environment is a compelling context for teaching STEM, as it[…]

  - 6 April 2016

Apply for Young Scholar’s Conference

Brown University is excited to offer the Young Scholar’s Conference: Thriving in the Academy to take place May 22-24, 2016. This professional development workshop is designed for senior graduate students and postdocs who are interested in an academic career in the sciences (especially Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Planetary Sciences, Ecology, Applied Math, Environmental Engineering, and Pathology[…]

  - 23 March 2016

Apply for Captain Planet Foundation EcoTech Grants

The Captain Planet Foundation is awarding grants to schools and nonprofit organizations that engage students in inquiry-based STEM projects that feature innovation, biomimicry, or new uses for technology to address environmental problems in their communities. Seventeen grants of $2500 are available. Applications are due by 15 March.

  - 7 March 2016

Nominations for ISTE Outstanding Young Educator Award

The International Society for Technology in Education will present this award to a teacher aged 35 or younger by 15 July and uses technology in the classroom in creative and innovative ways. The Outstanding Young Educator should have made an impact on the educational community, actively shares ideas, and uses his/her professional learning network to[…]

  - 25 February 2016

Submit abstract for Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Education and Public Outreach session

The Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Conference for 2016 will be held in Beijing, China, from July 31 to August 5. Educators are encouraged to participate in an education and public outreach session, “Communicating The Excitement of Space Exploration To Audiences In Young Space-faring Nations.” Recent years have seen growth in the number of nations that[…]

  - 22 February 2016

Register for InTeGrate Environmental Justice Webinar

InTeGrate has announced the first webinar in their 2016 professional development webinar series. The entire series will be free and open to the public, and will incorporate InTeGrate pedagogies into teaching practices, provide resources available for adoption, and create a forum for participants to learn and share teaching strategies. The first webinar, “Connecting Science to[…]

  - 19 February 2016

Apply for Transforming Geoscience Preparation for K-8 Service Teachers workshop

NAGT is offering a FREE workshop for pre-service and in-service K-8 science teachers. The workshop brings together like-minded science and education faculty and in-service teachers to explore strategies for strengthening K-8 science teaching. The workshop will be held at St. Norbert College, in De Pere, Wis., 8-9 April. Teams of science and education faculty from[…]

  - 15 February 2016

Art and Video Contest

The Arctic Science Summit Week is hosting an art and video contest open to K-12 students everywhere. This year’s theme is “Many Lands, One Arctic.” Submit an original piece of artwork or video to help celebrate Arctic Science Summit Week. Cash prizes will be awarded to first and second place in each category, and winners[…]

  - 9 February 2016

Register now for Classroom Assessment Strategies for NGSS Earth and Space Science

The National Association of Geoscience Teachers is offering a webinar on how to approach the Next Generation Science Standards. Presenters will describe concrete ways to approach NGSS assessment in the classroom, using Earth and space science examples wherever possible. The presenters are William Penuel (University of Colorado) and Kathy Comfort (WestEd). Time for questions and[…]

  - 4 February 2016

Register now: Free, hands-on science fun for the entire family at AAAS

Explore interactive science exhibits, learn about cool science jobs, and have your questions answered by scientists! Family Science Days is FREE at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on February 13-14, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as part of the AAAS Annual Meeting. This free community science showcase features hands-on demos, shows, and other[…]

  - 2 February 2016

Apply for Congressional Fellowship

The American Geosciences Institute is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship. The fellowship is a unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience with federal legislation, and make practical contributions to the effective and timely use of geoscientific knowledge on issues related to the environment, resources, natural hazards, and federal science policy.[…]

  - 27 January 2016

Registration Now Open for Make an Impact Workshop at Arctic Science Summit Week

The Arctic in the Classroom program is currently accepting applications from teachers and researchers for participation in the Make an Impact workshop. The workshop aims to bring together local teachers with Arctic researchers to collaborate on the development of STEM educational resources, and provide an opportunity for Arctic science to have broader impacts on educators[…]

  - 21 January 2016

Virtual Poster Showcase

A new and exciting opportunity for your undergraduate and graduate students to showcase their research is now available. Although many college students conduct research with faculty in organized summer programs or as part of their course work or their degree work, they often face barriers to traveling to present that research, especially at national conferences.[…]

  - 16 December 2015

Journal of Geoscience Education Theme Issues

Two upcoming theme issues for the Journal of Geoscience Education: Synthesizing Results and Defining Future Directions of Geoscience Education Research aims to compile a collection of articles that describes the evolution, current status, and future directions of Geoscience Education Research (GER), with a focus on undergraduate education and the community of practice among GER workers.[…]

  - 17 November 2015

Ignite a crowd at Fall Meeting, but make it quick!

Ignite provides scientists a quick way to present their research at Fall Meeting to non-scientists – with an emphasis on quick! Presenters will be given 5 minutes and 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds to convey the meaning and importance of their research. Share a fun fieldwork story, introduce your field of research, give[…]

  - 29 October 2015

Join AGU for Our First Sharing Science Week

Want to share your science with the public? Not quite sure where to start? Join us during Sharing Science Week, 11-17 October, to reach out! First, figure out who your audience is. Share your science with community groups, school groups, policy makers, the media – anyone! There are plenty of ways to share your science –[…]

  - 9 October 2015

Afterschool STEM Summit

All 50 states were represented at the 2015 Inaugural Afterschool STEM Summit held on Tuesday, 29 September to discuss the importance of STEM learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Afterschool STEM programs allow a venue for youth-driven exploration and active learning. As well as introducing new STEM subjects to K-12 students in these programs, students[…]

  - 5 October 2015

Get Ready for Earth Science Week

AGI’s Earth Science Week was organized to foster awareness of Earth science in education and society. The 18th annual Earth Science Week, taking place October 11-17, will promote “Visualizing Earth Systems” through a range of activities, programs, and resources promoting awareness of the planet’s natural systems and their interactions. AGI provides an array of K-12[…]

  - 1 October 2015

Registration Now Open for the 2015 Geophysical Information For Teachers (GIFT) Workshop

K-12 and Informal Educators: Register Now for GIFT 2015! Registration is FREE! Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshops allow 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. AGU collaborates[…]

  - 8 September 2015

Fall Meeting Registration and Housing are Now Open!

Fall is just around the corner and preparation for the 2015 Fall Meeting is picking up. Registration and housing are now open, so make sure to register and book your housing before 12 November to get the lowest rates!

  - 20 August 2015

New Nature Geoscience Articles Discuss Diversity and Inclusion

Recent articles published in Nature Geoscience highlight diversity and inclusion in the geosciences. Articles include, “From recruitment to retention,” which discusses strategies for using mentoring more than just recruiting to promote diversity in the geoscience fields. Additional articles such as “Impact of inclusive field trips” and “Inclusive geoscience instruction” address how labs and fieldwork can[…]

  - 18 August 2015

Undergraduate Students: Sign up the AGU Fall Meeting Undergraduate Mentoring Program

Having a positive relationship with a mentor is cited as a key factor in impacting individual career success. AGU is launching an Undergraduate Mentoring Program at the 2015 Fall Meeting, giving 20 students the opportunity to connect with a mentor. Each mentee will choose their mentor based on shared research interests, and mentor-mentee pairs will spend time[…]

  - 29 July 2015

Submit an Abstract for the Current Thinking on the Value and Best Practices of Mentoring Session

This Fall Meeting education session is now accepting abstracts. Presenters are invited to share their insight on the rational and impact of mentoring. This includes lessons learned, research completed, and what sets mentoring apart from advising. This session is a great opportunity to help nurture future mentors who will broaden the impact of mentoring around[…]

  - 16 July 2015

Participate in the Virtual Poster Showcase

Have you heard about AGU’s new Virtual Poster Showcase? Undergraduate and graduate students can present their research and have their posters peer reviewed and judged – and they can participate from anywhere! This is a great opportunity for students to get poster showcase experience even if they do not have the financial means to attend[…]

  - 15 July 2015

New Mentoring Program at the 2015 Fall Meeting

AGU’s Fall Meeting Undergraduate Mentoring Program is designed to provide an avenue by which veteran Fall Meeting attendees can share their experiences with aspiring scientists with similar research interests. Following an application process for both mentors and mentees, AGU will help connect 20 undergraduate students with more experienced AGU members in a one-to-one match. At[…]

  - 13 July 2015

Association of American Colleges and Universities Publishes Peer Review Spring 2015: Navigating Institutional Change for Student Success in STEM

This issue focuses on case studies that serve to inform strategic change in STEM education. Sponsored by the W.M. Keck Foundation as part of the Project Kaleidoscope Guide to Systemic Change in STEM Education project, it invites campus leaders to plan and assess change in the areas of faculty expertise, resources and campus infrastructure related[…]

  - 9 July 2015

‘Smithsonian Science How’ Live Webcast: Astrogeology: Meteorites and Spacecraft Missions

Meet Tim McCoy, geologist at the National Museum of Natural History. Have you ever wondered how we study asteroids and other bodies in our solar system without sending spacecrafts to all of them? Meteorites, pieces from space that hurtle to Earth, turn out to be great sources of information. Take a meteorite-filled journey with Tim[…]

  - 19 June 2015

New LEARN Videos

Have you seen AGU’s Live Education Activity Resource Network (LEARN) videos? This series of short Earth and space science-related videos for K-12 educators gives teachers the tools they need to try new hands-on activities with their students, complete with teacher guides and other resources. Many of the videos are shot at the annual Geophysical Information[…]

  - 18 June 2015

Exhibitor Registration for Exploration Station is Now Open

We are currently accepting applications from scientists who are interested in presenting at Exploration Station from 1-5pm on Sunday 13 December 2015 at AGU’s Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Exploration Station is a very fun, family-friendly event for local San Francisco families, teachers, and kids (including Boy and Girl Scouts), as well as Fall Meeting[…]

  - 9 June 2015

Apply now to present at the Geophysical Information For Teachers (GIFT) Workshop

We are currently accepting applications from scientist/educator teams who are interested in sharing their work with K-12 educators at the annual GIFT Workshop at AGU’s Fall Meeting in San Francisco. The workshop, held in collaboration with the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA), will take place on 14 and 15 December. Each selected team will[…]

  - 5 June 2015

NSF 2015 Teaching and Learning Video Showcase

The NSF 2015 Teaching and Learning Video Showcase (11-15 May) is now live. View the videos and join the conversation! Take a peek into the world of STEM education research by checking out this showcase of more than 100 videos. The videos offer a 3-minute glance into the variety of innovative work being funded by[…]

  - 13 May 2015

2015 NASA Planetary Science Summer School Applications Open

NASA is accepting applications from science and engineering post-docs, recent PhDs, and doctoral students for its 27th Annual Planetary Science Summer School, which will be held in one single session in summer 2015 (10-14 August only) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. During the program and pre-session webinars, student teams will carry out[…]

  - 2 April 2015

Early Career Faculty Workshop

The National Association for Geoscience Teachers Early Career Geoscience Faculty Workshop: Teaching, Research, and Managing Your Career will be held from 26–30 July 2015 at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., with an optional visit to NSF on 31 July. Faculty within their first three years of teaching are encouraged to join the workshop,[…]

  - 12 March 2015

New Education Articles on

Be sure to check out, a new, dynamic platform for Earth and space science news, blogs, opinions, special series, and coverage of the trends influencing our science. The website is open to everyone.  See the latest articles about new education events at Fall Meeting 2014, Fall Meeting by the numbers, supporting two- and four-year college students, and AGU’s virtual[…]

  - 19 February 2015

Fully-funded Summer Undergraduate Research Experience for future Earth Science, Chemistry, and Biology Teachers

From Middle Tennessee State University: Geoenvironmental Challengesis a nine-week NSF-funded summer undergraduate research experience for future Earth science, chemistry, and biology teachers from around the country. * A nine-week undergraduate science research experience in the greater Nashville, TN area. * 31 May – 1 August 2015. * For future middle and high school Earth science,[…]

  - 22 January 2015

New Report from the National Research Council on Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards

A recent report from the National Research Council (NRC) offers guidance to district and school leaders and teachers on necessary steps for putting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into practice over the next decade and beyond. The NGSS were developed by Acheive and a group of twenty-six states, and are based on the 2012 NRC publication[…]

  - 14 January 2015

From Achieve: Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Sample Tasks Demonstrate Ways Middle and High School Teachers Can Combine Content from NGSS and the Common Core State Standards. Achieve recently announced the release of Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks for middle and high school grades. These sample tasks, written by secondary science and math teachers, provide examples of how content and practices from both[…]

  - 1 December 2014

Collaborative Workshop for Early Career Geoscience Researchers and Educators

 Encouraging Networks between Geoscience and Geoscience Education (ENGAGE) Workshop, 18-20 January, 2015 in Arlington, VA. The National Science Foundation is funding a workshop to bring together early-career researchers to explore collaborative approaches that leverage advances in both geoscience disciplines (earth, atmospheric, ocean, and polar sciences) and in geoscience education. These relationships are critical for two reasons:[…]

  - 3 November 2014

Contribute to the Future of Polar Research and Education

From the National Academy of Sciences (NAS): NAS has convened a committee tasked to develop a vision for U.S. research in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean for the coming decade. Further details on the committee task and membership can be found at the project’s National Academies web site. We hope to build upon input and[…]

  - 23 October 2014

New LEARN Video: Make an Edible Aquifer

AGU Learn Videos

AGU’s LEARN videos show educators fun activities to help students understand geoscience principles such as plate tectonics, sea level rise and carbon cycling. The newest LEARN video, entitled “Edible Aquifer”, explains groundwater dynamics in an engaging (and delicious) activity. A video demonstration for this LEARN exercise is available here.

Watch Video   - 6 October 2014

Free NSF IUSE Webinar

The National Science Foundation is sponsoring a new program titled “Improving Undergraduate STEM Education” (IUSE) and is inviting exploratory proposals that address challenges and opportunities facing undergraduate geoscience education. A webinar detailing the goals and objectives of the program and how to submit a proposal will be held on 2 October, 2:00-4:00 PM. Enrollment is[…]

  - 23 September 2014

Applications Open for MS PHD’S–GEO REU Program, Deadline 15 Sept., 2014

The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) has announced that applications are open for the Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in GEO REU Professional Development Program, to occur in conjunction with the AGU Fall Meeting! The MS PHD’S-GEO REU is specifically designed to increase participation of underrepresented minority (URM) undergraduates in the geosciences.[…]

  - 4 September 2014

New National Climate Assessment Report Released

The U.S. National Climate Assessment report was released last week. See AGU’s coverage of the event, view teaching resources from and search for resources from the Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN). For those of you dedicated, as AGU is, to informing the U.S. public, media, and policymakers about climate change research and[…]

  - 16 May 2014

New Report: Climate Change Evidence and Causes

Climate Change: Evidence and Causes is a jointly produced publication of  The US National Academy of Sciences and The Royal Society. Written by a UK-US team of leading climate scientists and reviewed by climate scientists and others, the publication is intended as a brief, readable reference document for decision makers, policy makers, educators, and other[…]

  - 17 March 2014

From NSF: Preparing Applications to Participate in Phase I Ideas Labs on Undergraduate STEM Education

DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER Preparing Applications to Participate in Phase I Ideas Labs on Undergraduate STEM Education NSF 14-033 The Directorate for Education and Human Resources has implemented a new program for “Improving Undergraduate STEM Education” (IUSE) through its Division of Undergraduate Education (EHR/DUE). The IUSE program description outlines a broad funding opportunity to support projects[…]

  - 23 January 2014

Free Webinar: Applying Geodesy Data to Societally Important Questions in Undergraduate Education.

UNAVCO presents a free webinar entitled  Applying Geodesy Data to Societally Important Questions in Undergraduate Education on Friday 31 January at 3:00 p.m. Eastern | 2:00 p.m. Central | 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 12:00 p.m. Pacific. Integrating cutting edge data and research results into undergraduate course materials can be daunting. In this webinar participants will learn about geodetic methods and data[…]

  - 15 January 2014

Apply by 15 January to Attend the Free InTeGrate Diversity Workshop

Broadening Access to the Earth and Environmental Sciences: Increasing the Diversity of Undergraduate Students Learning About the Earth will take place 23-25 February 2014 at Arizona State University.  This workshop will specifically focus on strategies for increasing the diversity of students graduating from all types of programs with a substantial geoscience component and supporting their[…]

  - 8 January 2014

From NSTA: Online Courses from the American Museum of Natural History

Are you interested in learning about evolution? Do you want to know more about climate change or genetics? Are you looking for graduate or professional development credit? If so, check out the Seminars on Science program from the American Museum of Natural History! Online courses run from January 27 to March 9 and include: Earth: Inside and Out;[…]

  - 7 January 2014

From The American Geosciences Institute: Celebrate Earth Science Week!

Celebrate Earth Science Week with your classroom from 13-19 October 2013! The 2013 theme is “Mapping Our World.” This national and international event invites the public to gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences by encouraging stewardship of the Earth. To make participating in the event easy, fun, and educational for you[…]

  - 9 September 2013

From the U.S. Department of Energy, how to implement the Energy Literacy Initiative into the classroom

The U.S. Department of Energy is supporting an initiative to expand Energy literacy. Energy literacy is an understanding of the nature and role of energy in the world and daily lives accompanied by the ability to apply this understanding to answer questions and solve problems. The Department provides the following resources to educators to promote[…]

  - 9 September 2013

Climate Change and Human Health Project online workshops for educators

The Climate Change and Human Health Project from the Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology (IAGT) and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) is designed to provide educators with resources to engage high school students in critical thinking about climate change and its potential impact on human health across the planet. Activities developed for this[…]

  - 26 July 2013

GeoCUR Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

Eligibility: All Geosciences faculty involved in mentoring undergraduate research. Prize: $500 along with a year-long Council on Undergraduate Research membership. Expectations of Awardees: Short presentation when prize is awarded during the GeoCUR/NAGT luncheon at national GSA. Award Citation The Geosciences division of CUR annually recognizes an individual who serves as a role model for productive[…]

  - 31 May 2013

Documenting NASA Education and Public Outreach Impacts

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is pleased to announce a new Education and Public Outreach thread, “Documenting NASA EPO Impacts,” for their 125th Annual Meeting, “Ensuring STEM Literacy,” taking place in San Jose, CA from 20-23 July 2013. Their goal is to provide an opportunity to showcase and codify the impacts, measurable metrics, lessons learned, and[…]

  - 28 May 2013

From the NRC: New Report on the Future U.S. Workforce for Geospatial Intelligence

We live in a changing world with multiple and evolving threats to national security, including terrorism, asymmetrical warfare (conflicts between agents with different military powers or tactics), and social unrest. Visually depicting and assessing these threats using imagery and other geographically-referenced information is the mission of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). As the nature of[…]

  - 25 April 2013

Apply Now for $10,000 Afterschool STEM Impact Awards

Is your afterschool STEM program making a big impact? You could win a $10,000 Afterschool STEM Impact Award! Afterschool Alliance is teaming up with the Noyce Foundation to recognize exemplary afterschool STEM programs serving young people in grades 4 through 8. Help them showcase how afterschool STEM programs are helping young people get excited and engaged in[…]

  - 24 April 2013

URECAS Two-Year College Workshop Report Available

The final report from a planning workshop for a new initiative concerning two-year college student research entitled Unique Research Experiences for two-year College faculty And Students (URECAS) is now available. The workshop was held at AGU headquarters in Washington, DC July 11-13, 2012. This workshop brought together faculty from two-year colleges, four-year colleges and universities, and representatives from[…]

  - 23 April 2013

From the NRC: New Report on Workforce Trends in the U.S. Mining Industry

Energy and mineral resources are essential for the nation’s fundamental functions, its economy, and security. Nonfuel minerals are essential for the existence and operations of products that are used by people every day and are provided by various sectors of the mining industry. Energy in the United States is provided from a variety of resources[…]

  - 22 April 2013

The Next Generation Science Standards Are Out

The Next Generation Science Standards for K-12 science education were released on 9 April. The standards were developed by teams in 26 states and other partners over the last two years and include the skills and knowledge students should know to become informed college students, researchers, and citizens. Read more 

  - 21 April 2013

Webinar on Effective Strategies for Undergraduate Geoscience Teaching offered through On the Cutting Edge

(Re)Designing introductory geoscience labs to promote inquiry Wednesday Feb 20, 2013 Leaders: David McConnell and Katherine Ryker, North Carolina State University Time: 3 pm Eastern | 2 pm Central | 1 pm Mountain | 12 pm Pacific (one hour) This webinar is intended for instructors (faculty, graduate students, others) who wish to create introductory[…]

  - 20 April 2013

Webinar with the Director and Leaders of the National Climate Assessment

February 20, 2013, 12:00 to 1:30 PM EST On January 11th the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) released the draft of the third National Climate Assessment (NCA) for a 3 month public review period. The NCA is a climate status report authorized every four years under the Global Change Research Act of 1990. It is based on the[…]

  - 19 April 2013

Final public draft of Next Generation Science Standards to be released

The second (and final) public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) will be released onTuesday, January 8, at 3 p.m. EST. As with previous drafts, AGU encourages members, teachers, and educators to review the standards and provide feedback online to Achieve during the comment period, which ends January 29. To review the draft when it is released,[…]

  - 18 April 2013

Meaningful Teacher-Scientist Partnerships: How to Make it Work

Date/time: January 15, 2013 4pm EST Title: Meaningful Teacher-Scientist Partnerships: How to Make it Work Speaker: Lindsay Knippenberg Abstract: So, you’re thinking about working with a K-12 school teacher…K-12 schools are very different from the university and research world, and working with a teacher or visiting a classroom can be very intimidating. Join this webinar[…]

  - 17 April 2013

Mathematics of Planet Earth

More than 100 academic institutions and scholarly societies, including AGU, have joined in a major world-wide initiative: Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) 2013. This year-long effort will highlight the contributions made by mathematics in tackling global problems, including natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis; climate change; sustainability; and pandemics. MPE2013 partners will sponsor[…]

  - 16 April 2013

Update on the Final Public Draft of the Next Generation Science Standards

The release of the second and final public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is set for the first week in January.  In recognition of the hectic schedules in December and the approaching holidays, the NGSS staff wanted to ensure all educators, stakeholders and the public had appropriate access to the draft.  We[…]

  - 15 April 2013

Free Webinar Series

CAMEL Climate Change Continuing Education Symposium – No Charge How Success Works: Using case studies to teach systems thinking as a way to approach eco-social problems related to climate change. Tuesday, 3:00 EDT, Dec. 4 NCSE will provide a “digital badge” of participation to registered faculty members. Each presenter will discuss a teaching resource and[…]

  - 14 April 2013

AGU Fall Meeting Live Streaming

AGU has expanded and improved our 2012 Fall Meeting virtual meeting offerings by adding a free, live streaming option for several key sessions and lectures. For more information on the schedule of events that will be live streamed, visit To receive notifications on the virtual meeting program schedule, including reminders about start times for live streaming events, text AGUVirtual[…]

  - 13 April 2013

Resources for Teaching About Hurricane Sandy

The Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College has put together a very timely list of resources and links for teaching about Hurricane Sandy here:

  - 11 April 2013

Announcing the 1st International Teacher-Scientist Partnership Conference

February 13-14, 2013 – Boston, MA Teacher-scientist partnerships take many forms. They can take place in classrooms, in the afterschool setting, and in laboratories; some partnerships are nucleated through formal programs while others are arranged informally. They include a diverse group of participants – kindergarten through high school teachers and students – and practicing scientists[…]

  - 9 April 2013

Are you the next Sagan, Attenborough, or Goodall? Come find out at FameLab: Exploring Earth and Beyond!

Calling all grad students and post docs…..FameLab: Exploring Earth and Beyond is something like American Idol for scientists. At regional heats held across the US over the next 18 months—the first one is at the AGU Fall meeting in December—early career scientists from diverse scientific disciplines will compete to convey their own research or related science[…]

  - 29 October 2012

FameLab: Exploring Earth and Beyond at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco!

PASSIONATE ABOUT SCIENCE? LOVE TO COMMUNICATE? New frontiers await scientists in every field of research, whether on land, under the sea, or in space. From our origins as humans to the origins of our Solar System, from species’ interactions in an ecosystem to Earth’s interaction with the Sun, from climate change to the possibility of[…]

  - 8 October 2012

New Climate Change Science Resources

The National Academy of Sciences has developed two new resources (a booklet and a video) designed to help the public gain a better understanding of what is known about climate change.  The new resources are based on a number of independent reports from the National Research Council that represent the consensus of experts who have reviewed hundreds of studies describing many years[…]

  - 27 July 2012

ASP Meeting on Science Education in Tucson August 4-8: Schedule Now Available

From the Astronomical Society of the Pacific: The schedule of speakers and topics for the 2012 Meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, “Communicating Science: Education and Public Outreach” in Tucson, Arizona,  Aug. 4 – 8, 2012 is now posted at: There you can see the list of plenary speakers, including geo-scientist Michael Mann (a key[…]

  - 2 July 2012