Contributed Program: Oral and Poster Sessions

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.

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Contributions will be organized under two broad areas, with a limited number of concurrent sessions. The contributed program will be designed to complement the workshop sessions and even dynamically feed into the content of the workshops.

I. Teaching and Program Examples: exploration of the full range of what people are doing in their programs and classrooms. This includes innovative and effective activities, techniques and course design as well as practices focused on particular topics such as risk reduction, environmental justice, climate change, and sustainability.

II. Education Research and Disciplinary-Based Education Research: research on learning and cognition, and investigations of how teaching and learning takes place in an earth science context, taking into account the particular priorities, practices and worldview of our discipline.

Within these areas, sub-themes will be organized based on abstracts submitted. We also encourage attendees to suggest sub-themes, and even organize related presentations as a set on your Abstract Submission Form.

Abstract submission has closed.


Abstracts are limited to 300 words.

The poster sessions will be held during an extended lunch hour (11:30am-1:30pm) to provide an opportunity to see a variety of contributions and to network. For the afternoon oral sessions (1:30pm-4:15pm), we anticipate 15-minute blocks (12 minutes to talk plus 3 minutes for questions).

*Note: changes to abstracts (titles, co-authors, etc.) are not permitted after the abstract submission deadline and reviewal process.

Presenter Guidelines »


Laurel Goodell, Princeton University - Contributed Program Chair
John Brady, Smith College
Andrew Goodliffe, University of Alabama
Adrianne Leinbach, Wake Technical Community College
Ellen Metzger, San Jose State University
Katherine Ryker, Eastern Michigan University
Gary Weissmann, New Mexico State University

Please contact Laurel Goodell for questions or more information: