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Earth Educators' Rendezvous-- Oral and Poster Sessions Announced. Early bird registration deadline: April 13
Posted: Apr 8 2015
Many of us have interests in multiple areas of Earth Science education (in addition to our discipline-specific interests), and the Rendezvous is designed to allow attendees to explore these areas in ways not possible during conventional scientific meetings. The Contributed Program is a critical component to this end, and offers both a venue to present work and an opportunity to see the depth and breadth of what is going on in the Earth Science education community. Now is the time to register– Early bird deadline is April 13!
NESTA Seeks New Executive Director
Posted: Apr 6 2015
The National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) is seeking a qualified person to serve as the Association's Executive Director. NESTA is a professional association open to any person with an interest in Earth Science education.
BioQUEST Summer Workshop
Posted: Apr 6 2015
This workshop provides an opportunity to learn more about teaching quantitative biology to a wide range of student audiences. Participants will use quantitative cases as a framework to explore resources for teaching basic to advanced quantitative skills.
Brevard College Field Course in Iceland
Posted: Apr 6 2015
Dr. Jim Reynolds and Dr. Melanie Heying (Brevard College, Brevard, NC) teach a section of GEO 270 in the Summer of 2015, titled "Field Study in Geology: The Geology of Iceland" that is also open to participants from other campuses.
New Refereed "Journal of Astronomy and Earth Sciences Education" Invites Manuscripts
Posted: Apr 6 2015
The editor and editorial board are pleased to announce the publication of a new on-line journal for research papers on space science and earth science education. Entitled The Journal of Astronomy and Earth Sciences Education (JAESE), the new peer-reviewed publication is open-access, meaning it is free to all readers.
Pluto Naming Opportunity
Posted: Apr 6 2015
On July 14, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will fly past Pluto, and we will map that distant world and its moons for the first time. Working with the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the New Horizons team plans to assign names to the features on the maps of Pluto and its large moon Charon, once we have seen them in sharp detail this summer. At the "Our Pluto" website you can suggest your ideas for names and vote for your favorites. The team will use your best ideas in their proposal to the IAU.
Earth Day Network's Climate Education Week
Posted: Apr 6 2015
Climate Education Week is April 18th-25th.
Announcing An NSF IUSE (Improving Undergraduate STEM Education) Proposal Writing Workshop- May 14-17, 2015
Posted: Mar 18 2015
An NSF IUSE (Improving Undergraduate STEM Education) Proposal Writing Workshop is being held at the University of South Florida - Tampa May 14-17, 2015. The workshop will cover a variety of topics intended to help faculty prepare an IUSE proposal for submission in the Fall, 2015 round of the program. The proposal writing workshop is open to all geoscience/physical geography faculty, with preference given to faculty with limited/no prior experience preparing proposals to the IUSE program (or earlier programs including CCLI and TUES). Faculty that have submitted a IUSE/CCLI/TUES proposal, but were not successful, are encouraged to apply to this workshop. This is a great opportunity for early career faculty to become acquainted with grant writing at NSF.
Seeking nominations - GeoCUR Undergraduate Research Mentor Award
Posted: Mar 10 2015
The Geosciences Division of the Council of Undergraduate Research (GeoCUR)is now accepting nominations for its annual recognition of an individual who serves as a role model for productive and transformative student-faculty mentoring relationships and for maintaining a sustained and innovative approach to the enterprise of undergraduate research.
Register for the Upcoming Earth Educators' Rendezvous: Early Bird Deadline is April 13
Posted: Mar 10 2015
We had a great response with over 150 abstracts submitted and the program committee is busy organizing the contributed program. It's going to be a fantastic event! Register now to take advantage of the reduced registration rate.
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