Initial Publication Date: March 6, 2019

Programming for K-12 Educators

Customize your Program

Join us for the fifth annual Earth Educators' Rendezvous in Nashville, Tennessee! Drawing across the fields of geoscience, environmental science, sustainability education, and more, meeting attendees will have the opportunity to customize their program to learn broadly, focus on a particular issue or challenge, or something in between. Events include interactive workshops, oral and poster sessions, plenary talks and teaching demonstrations (see the Rendezvous program).

Morning workshops and working groups will meet for two or three days. Workshops are interactive, with participants learning from experts and from one another.

The extended lunch hour provides a break and an opportunity to network with colleagues. Poster sessions will begin during the lunch hour on two days and the posters will remain available through the close of the day's program, with authors present after afternoon sessions.

During the afternoon you can pick from a mix of mini-workshops, round-table discussions and/or contributed talks or teaching demonstrations. Check out the sessions below that include K-12 teachers as part of their intended audience. Connect with your K-12 colleagues and interact with other K-20 Earth Science Educators at the Rendezvous this summer!

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Featured Events


  • Monday-Wednesday (three-day; day 1 of 3) morning workshop: Integrated Environmental Systems at TSU Farm, 8:30-11:30am.
  • Using Community Science to Advance Earth Science Learning afternoon mini-workshop. 1:30-4:00pm.
  • Teaching and Perpetuating Earth Stewardship Education afternoon mini-workshop. 1:30-4:00pm.
  • A Beginner's Guide to Creating Short Videos for Geoscience Courses afternoon mini-workshop. 1:30-4:00pm.
  • Oral sessions, 1:30-4:00pm
  • Earth Education Forum, 4:30-5:45pm.



Thursday Events

  • Thursday-Friday (two-day; day 1 of 2) morning workshop: Creating and Integrating Meaningful Virtual and Augmented Reality Content for Geoscience Classes, 8:30-11:30am.
  • Thursday-Friday (two-day; day 1 of 2) morning workshop: Connect with Students by Leveraging Phenomena and Incorporating Modeling into the K-12 Earth Science Classroom, 8:30-11:30am.
  • Earth Observatory for Kids: Communicating Earth Science in a hands-on approach to Our Young Earthlings afternoon mini-workshop, 1:30-4pm.
  • Successes and Challenges of Using Social Media in Teaching and Learning afternoon mini-workshop, 1:30-4pm.
  • Spicing Up Your Assessments: Moving beyond exams afternoon mini-workshop, 1:30-4pm.
  • Oral sessions, 1:30-4:00pm
  • Panel Discussion, 4:30-5:45pm: Grand Challenges in Earth Learning: Perspectives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Friday Events