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Report on Broadening Participation in the Geosciences Released
Posted: Jun 17 2016
The Geo-Needs Project Team is pleased to announce the release of results from a series of meetings: Geo-Needs: Stakeholder Needs Assessment for Broadening Participation in the Geoscience Workforce. The full report and the executive summary can be downloaded at the Geo-Needs website.
Apply Now for the Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB Workshop
Posted: Jun 3 2016

October 23-25, 2016
Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Participants will share their successes developing computational skills using MATLAB in the undergraduate classroom and discuss best practices for the community. By attending the workshop, you will be part of a community effort to bring together best practices and teaching materials that will be made freely available through the SERC website. MathWorks (makers of MATLAB®) is sponsoring the workshop. Application deadline is September 2, 2016.

InTeGrate is Pleased to Announce the Publication of the Spanish Adaption of Environmental Justice and Freshwater Resources
Posted: May 23 2016
This module enables Spanish-language students to identify the freshwater components of the hydrologic cycle and connect them to the basic need of all human beings for equal access to clean freshwater.
Earth Educators' Rendezvous 2016—Join us in Madison!
Posted: May 5 2016
We have had an overwhelming response to our early bird registration deadline. If you haven't registered, there is still plenty of time (although many a.m. workshops are filling). The program includes 29 workshops, 8 panel discussions, 2 plenaries, one concluding town hall and more than 130 contributed presentations/teaching demonstrations. Join us in Madison!
Service Learning in the Geosciences: Resources to Engage Students in Projects Within their Community
Posted: May 2 2016
While service-learning is emerging as one way to give undergraduate students hands-on opportunities, there have been few systematic efforts to examine how service-learning is being used in the geosciences and whether it has a positive impact on students. Read on and learn more from a recent workshop that addressed why service learning is important in the geosciences, provided opportunities for innovation, and compiled resources for teachers to engage students in projects within their communities.
Registration is Open for an InTeGrate Workshop at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting
Posted: Apr 25 2016

Attending the ESA annual meeting and interested in a workshop to expand your teaching about sustainability?

Teaching Science in Society: Building Relevance and Interest for Undergraduates by Adding InTeGrate Resources to your Class

Sunday, August 7, 2016: 12-5 PM
As part of the Ecological Society of America Annual meeting
Cost: $30. Register today at the ESA meeting website

Teaching Landform Evolution with WILSIM-GC
Posted: Dec 16 2015
The WILSIM project has developed a collection of teaching activities that explore the evolution of the Grand Canyon, and how the shape of the canyon is affected by a variety of physical factors, via the landscape simulation model WILSIM-GC. These activities range from step-by-step guided inquiry activities through open-ended exploration of the interactions of model parameters.
NAGT Joins in Efforts to Highlight Societal Benefits of the Geosciences.
Posted: Sep 14 2015
In response to several bills that have been introduced this year to reduce funding for or otherwise restrict the growth of the Earth and related sciences, a group of science organizations are uniting behind a community response that highlights the broad societal benefits of the geosciences.
NAGT Joins in Call for Action
Posted: Jun 23 2015
NAGT joins over 250 groups and prominent business leaders across the country in an urgent call to action for stronger federal policies and investment to drive domestic research and development— Innovation: An American Imperative. The action follows American Academy of Arts and Sciences report, Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream.
InTeGrate is Pleased to Announce the Publication of a New Teaching Module: Living on the Edge: Building Resilient Societies on Active Plate Margins
Posted: Apr 29 2015
Geological monitoring can greatly improve our planning for and response to catastrophic events such as earthquakes and volcanoes. In light of recent tragic events in Nepal, this teaching module provides timely instruction for students to personally experience that geoscience is a complex, interdisciplinary effort with real-world implications.
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