AGU 2019: Fostering Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Communities in Geoscience Field Experiences

Rachel Teasdale and Laura Rademacher, AGU Fall Meeting, December 10, 2019


Field activities are often essential experiences in the geosciences and offer students the opportunity to work closely together. In doing so, field-based investigations have the potential to foster deep student learning. Successful learning communities value respect and support the multiple perspectives and experiences of its members to enhance the learning experiences of all students. In this workshop, we will consider research, questions, and examples of field experiences to explore ways to enhance inclusive learning and avoid pitfalls that decrease diversity and an environment where students feel like they belong (in the field). Participants will consider the goal of field experiences and perspectives that can be used in their own courses to build more inclusive learning in field experiences as well as ways to apply inclusivity to other courses and across programs. Participants will leave with an action plan for increasing the inclusivity of at least one of the field experiences they offer. This workshop is a collaboration between NAGT and AGU.


Slides from AGU Workshop (Acrobat (PDF) 3.5MB Dec17 19)

Link to Field Activity Risk Assessment Form (blank) (Acrobat (PDF) 90kB Dec17 19)

Link to Included-Excluded Examples & Responses (Acrobat (PDF) 382kB Dec17 19)

Link to Gallery Walk posters (Acrobat (PDF) 19.5MB Dec17 19)