geoscience literacy

Dr. David Applegate, USGS Geologist, Honored for Contributions to Public Understanding of Geoscience

Photo of Dr. David Applegate

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize Dr. David Applegate, Associate Director for Natural Hazards at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), as the 2018 recipient of the AGI Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Public Understanding of the Geosciences. 

Baylor Professor, Dr. Vincent Cronin, Named Editor of AGI and NAGT's Physical Geology Lab Manual

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the National Association of Geoscience Teachers are pleased to welcome Baylor University Professor, Dr. Vincent Cronin as the Editor of the Physical Geology Lab Manual, starting with the the 11th Edition.

Reports on U.S. Geoscience Education Published by AGI's Center for Geoscience & Society

The American Geosciences Institute's Center for Geoscience and Society is pleased to release two reports concerning geosciences education in the United States. The reports were developed in response to the need for comprehensive monitoring of the U.S. educational system in terms of the instruction of geoscience content and participation in geoscience-related learning experiences. The reports are based on data pertaining to science education collected from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Dark Horse Comics does Geoscience! - HECK YES!

I was scrolling through twitter today when I saw that Dark Horse Comics (they're kind of a big deal) had teamed up with the Oregon Office of Emergency Managment (they're also big deal) to release the free comic book "Without Warning!" a comic book aimed at teaching earthquake preparedness. It's not every day that the geosciences get a comic book from such an esteemed publisher! The book follows the story Angie, a teen in coastal Oregon, who experiences a large magnitude earthquake and tsunami. She navigates through a day in a disaster zone, and takes some of the information she's absorbed over the years, as well as an emergency preparedness kit (initially intended for use in a zombie apocalypse).

Laura Finney to Receive the Edward C. Roy Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching

Laura Finney, a teacher at Chamberlin Hill Intermediate School in Findlay, Ohio, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Edward C. Roy Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching. Finney, who earned her master’s degree in curriculum and teaching from Bowling Green State University, has spent her career challenging students in kindergarten through ninth grade with what she calls “authentic experiences” and inquiry-based learning in the Earth sciences.

Critical Issues Program Releases Preliminary Results of "Defining Critical Issues" Survey

The aim of this web-based survey is to understand how the decision-making community, geoscience community, and the public define the term "critical issue," as well as which critical issues are of top concern to each community. The survey is deliberately short, broad, and unstructured in order to capture a wide range of responses.

Comprehensive Clearinghouse for Earth and Space Science Education Launches with Thousands of Resources

A national center focused on the geosciences launches today as the world's most comprehensive and up-to-date online clearinghouse for Earth and space science information and educational resources, ranging from high school curricula and classroom activities to video collections, career resources, and national research reports. The first such clearinghouse of its scope and type, the Center for Geoscience Education and Public Understanding's searchable web site ( provides the geoscience community, schools, and the general public with an extensive collection of resources and research from reliable science and education organizations.

Linking AP Courses and Earth Science Literacy with Departmental Sustainability

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

There is a question and answer session with the webinar speakers and participants after the presentations.

Our speakers are:



Linking AP Courses and Earth Science Literacy with Departmental Sustainability

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