Welcome to the Education Section!

Who We Are


Our section membership is a talented, broad, and transdisciplinary community. It includes Earth and space science students and educators from across the graduate, undergraduate, and pre-college levels, science communication and outreach specialists who serve the public-at-large, scholars who develop and test curriculum and instruction methods, and discipline-based education researchers who integrate cognitive, behavioral, social, and educational theories and methods to study Earth and space science teaching and learning. The knowledge and skills within this community are diverse and deep, and therefore so is the potential to learn from each other. 

Our Vision


  • Provide a transdisciplinary home and voice for educators and education researchers     
  • Enhance connectivity across all of the Earth and space sciences by providing educational expertise, scholarship, and partnership development with other AGU sections, external organizations, and the public  
  • Catalyze and support Earth and space science education activities
  • Develop a diverse Earth and space science talent pool
  • Improve global scientific literacy     
  • Increase access to scholarship and collaboration in Earth and space education research and practice



After supporting an Education Special Interest Group for a number of years and seeing a significant increase in the number of education-related abstracts and sessions at the Fall Meeting, AGU realized that the community’s needs had evolved and grown and that it was time to create a formal Education section. The AGU Education Section was established in 2018


Community Leadership and Voice


In 2021 and 2022, Education Section Leaders collaborated with a diverse team of educators to provide Geoscience Education Perspectives on Integrated, Coordinated, Open, Networked (ICON) Science. Learn about the landscape of ICON science in Earth and space science education, education research, and in promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ).