What a great start to the Earth Educators' Rendezvous. Whether you are new or a veteran to the Earth Educators' Rendezvous, I hope you were able meet and connect with colleagues across the country interested in Earth education. We are excited for the opportunities to learn from each other over the upcoming week.
As you prepare for tomorrow's schedule of events, please make note of the following:
- The oral sessions: and all take place in Ritchie Hall 366 and 368. Tomorrow's session topics include Course Development to Engage your students and Earth Connections
- Mini-workshops: We have five mini workshops running tomorrow: Paleobiology Database Educational Resources, Supporting Spatial Thinking, Strategies in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Benefits of Pan-African Approaches to Teaching the Geosciences and There's Money in Muck: a sustainability study focused on biogas. The first 13 people to attend the biogas workshop will get the supplies and equipment FREE to build their own digester during the workshop that they can take back to their institution. (Small enough to pack into luggage.)
- Monday's Earth Education Forum: Moving from Learning Opportunities to Learning Pathways is led by Cathy Manduca and Donna Charlevoix, Burge Union Forum C/D, Refreshments sponsored by NAGT TED Division.
Donor Development Challenge
We are at $765 of our goal of $4000. Help us meet our goal and unlock the donor challenge by donating today. Donations go to providing travel stipends to the 2019 Rendezvous. Give now through your NAGT Membership account and select the Professional Development Fund.
CEU Credit Opportunity
Interested in receiving Continuing Education Unit credit for participation at the Rendezvous? Complete the end of workshop evaluations and attendance sign in sheets. Send you request to NAGT's Executive Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earth Educators' Rendezvous t-shirts are available. For $20 you too can have a fashionable t-shirt your colleagues will admire and envy.
Evening Event Opportunity
Need to stretch your legs after a long day? Check out Ku's Prairie Acre Prairie Acre was established in 1932 and is the last remaining patch of native tallgrass prairie on the KU Lawrence Campus. The site is located south of Blake and Twente Halls. The demonstration garden provides visitors with the chance to get a closer look at many of the native plant species that can be found in Prairie Acre and other remnant tall-grass prairies. The gardens most active bloom period is during the summer months, but contains some species that bloom during the spring and fall. The KU Center for Sustainability invites you to take a moment to walk through the garden, using the informational signs to become familiar with the vegetation that once completely covered Mount Oread. Return along Jayhawk Blvd and discover some of the most beautiful buildings on KU's campus.
Upcoming events in the fall 2018:
Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using Matlab
October 14-16, 2018, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Application Deadline: August 15, 2018
NAGT Traveling Workshop Program
The Traveling Workshops Program (TWP) brings national leaders in geoscience education to your campus or regional event. Designed for departments, institutions or groups of institutions with shared interests, TWP offers themes on strengthening cross-campus environmental and sustainability programs as well as supporting the success of all students. The TWP is a part of NAGT's integrated Workshop Program.
Application Deadlines for the 2018-2019 academic year:
October 15 (for Spring 2019 Workshops)
March 15 (for Fall 2019 Workshops)
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
November 4-7, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Stop by the NAGT booth #314 to learn the latest from NAGT and our affiliated projects
American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting
December 10-14, 2018, Washington DC
Stop by the NAGT booth #811 to learn the latest from NAGT and our affiliated projects