Alaska Native Geoscience Learning Experience (ANGLE)

Through a grant from the EarthScope Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF), ANGLE offers educator professional development workshops and helps teach student academies for the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP). EarthScope ANGLE contributes to increasing Alaskan resilience to geohazards through education and the development of an action-oriented statewide learning community. The Educator Workshops bring together teachers, park & museum interpreters, and emergency management and health & safety educators. ANSEP academies bring in middle school students and their teachers from across Alaska, including rural coastal areas. Participants at both types of workshops learn the basic science of earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, EarthScope, and other research efforts to monitor the Earth in Alaska, as well as practical steps to increase resilience to geohazards. Thousands of Alaskan residents live in places that can experience earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. In addition, millions of tourists every year are exposed to these hazards when they visit. Collectively ANGLE will help engage our communities on the mitigation of geologic hazards and work to build an action-oriented geohazards learning community across the state.

COVID19 NOTICE - February 4, 2022 - The substitute teacher shortage has continued and we are unable to run the workshop in April 2022 as we had hoped. We are now planning for early fall (anticipated September 30-October 3, 2022). It is our intention to hold some sort of an in-person workshop in fall 2022, even if not everyone is able to attend from locations further from Anchorage or if we need to adjust dates so that it only falls on weekend days. We will continue to update you as the situation evolves.

ANGLE is 2020 recipient of the Western States Seismic Policy Council's National Award for Excellence in Outreach. The award is only given once every 4 years. Award Announcement (Acrobat (PDF) 875kB Mar3 20)

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