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Nominate an Outstanding Earth Science Teacher
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Far Western Section
California, Hawaii, Nevada


National Association of Geoscience Teachers

Far Western Section

Upcoming Conferences!

Spring 2014-May 30th-June 1st-Joint conference with the Southwest section at South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Please plan to join us as we will have the opportunity to camp and explore the geology of the Grand Canyon with the help of the National Park Service. Registration form is available here: :

Fall 2014 Oct 10th-12th in Sacramento at California State University Sacramento. Trip opportunities include the Sierras, Delta and local Sacramento geology. Registration will be available after May 1. Preliminary information can be accessed by clicking here ( _fall_2014_registration_form-1.pdf)!

Spring 2015 is at California State University Bakersfield , and Fall 2015 at Santa Barbara City College

The winter 2014 newsletter of the Far Western Section has been published. Members should have received it by e-mail, but it can also be accessed here:

Do you have a talented student who is majoring in the geological sciences? The Far Western Section offers scholarship support for students with great potential at their college or university, and at field camp. The deadline is April 1. For more information check here.

Is there a teacher of the earth sciences in your region who excels at their work with students? We can't know who THE best single person is, but we want to recognize those teachers that best exemplify the principles of quality earth science instruction. Nominate an Outstanding Earth Science Teacher! Get the details here. Deadline is May 1.

Check out the Far West Section Blog: 

Teaching the Earth Sciences!

Nominate an Outstanding Earth Science Teacher, OEST.
Get the form here

Deadline approaching for NAGT Far West Section Scholarships: April 1, 2014!

Applications here!

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Photo of Mt. Conness and Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park 2006 Garry Hayes, used with permission.

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