Plenary Sessions

Transforming Earth Education - A Look Backward and Forward

Cathryn Manduca, Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College

Tuesday, July 18 | 4:30pm-5:45pm

It has been 20 years since the publication of Shaping the Future of Undergraduate Earth Science Education, calling for an integrated approach to learning about the Earth system aimed at creating a scientifically literate society. Earth education has changed substantially in those 20 years. In this plenary, Manduca will reflect on what has changed, the lessons learned, and the challenges that remain suggesting priorities and strategies for the work ahead.

A Pueblo Indian Sense of Place

Gregory Cajete, Director of Native American Studies, University of New Mexico

Thursday, July 20 | 4:30pm-5:45pm

An exploration of a Pueblo Indian sense of place as represented through images, metaphors and activities in the landscape of New Mexico. The focus will be on Pueblo cultural and symbolic relationships with land, water, plants and animals.

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