Since NAGT was founded in 1938 and established a constitution, the Association has been working towards three main goals: to improve geoscience education, to emphasize the relevance and cultural significance of the earth sciences, and to disseminate knowledge to educators and the general public. Learn more about the history of NAGT. In support of its mission, NAGT organizes the technical program in geoscience education at every Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, and in this context also sponsors numerous technical sessions, workshops, and field trips. The organization fosters advances in education by means of scholarships for students attending field camp, and its professional development opportunities for geoscience faculty, including workshops, field experiences and more.


The easiest and best way to get involved is to become a member. You can also make a tax-deductible donation to NAGT-FWS, or join one of the open email lists:

  • NAGT discussions – open to all, this email list provides a forum for community members to discuss issues and ideas related to geoscience education.
  • Public Policy – this list alerts members to needs for immediate input on policy issues, and provides news and updates on opportunities to participate in national events.
  • Science Literacy – this list provides updates on activity related to development of national science standards, frameworks and literacies.