K-12 SCIENCE EDUCATION RESOURCES
Reaching a K-12 audience
By reaching students at a young age, we can help nurture the next generation of Earth and space scientists. Through education-focused events, digital resources, and other opportunities, our education programs help teachers capitalize on the allure of Earth and space science and its fundamental relevance to daily life. Whether your goal is to improve STEM education or be a resource for other K-12 educators or students, here’s how you can get started.
- Join the STEM Education Coalition. This group focuses on providing broad-based support to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs.
- Get involved in local PTA meetings or school board meetings. One of the best ways to make a difference is to start locally. School boards make many decisions about local education; make sure your voice is heard and consider running as a member.
- Work on state science standards, consider partnering with a local university’s education department or reaching out thoughtfully to local schools.
- Get in touch with organizations dedicated to promoting K-12 Earth and space science such as the National Earth Science Teachers Association, the Visiting Geoscientists guide, AGU’s Sharing Science Network or AAAS’ STEM Volunteers program.
- Participate in Earth Science Week, which is held in mid-October. It is an annual grassroots effort to advance Earth science education sponsored by AGI.
Our programs and resources
Bright STaRS – Learn about our K-12 travel grant opportunity that brings students to AGU’s Fall Meeting to present their scientific posters.
GIFT Workshop – The Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshop is a free event at AGU’s Fall Meeting that allows science teachers to hear about the latest research, visit exhibits, and explore new classroom resources for their students.