NAGT works in the USA to raise the quality of and emphasis on teaching the geosciences at all levels. Its purpose is to foster improvement in the teaching of the earth sciences at all levels of formal and informal instruction, to emphasize the cultural significance of the earth sciences and to disseminate knowledge in this field to the general public.
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. NAGT also publishes the Journal of Geoscience Education which has become a definitive source for high quality research about teaching and learning in the geosciences. We shall be writing articles about our Earthlearning teaching ideas for NAGT's e-newsletter.