Initial Publication Date: March 2, 2021

2021 Rendezvous Activity Review Camp

In association with the seventh annual Earth Educators' Rendezvous

Application deadline: May 4

Apply to participate in our annual "Review Camp" to help peer-review the collections of submitted teaching activities from Teach the Earth and NAGT-sponsored programs. We seek reviewers from across the disciplines to evaluate the content and pedagogical quality of Teach the Earth's contributed collections as well as related activities from other projects. We will select 25 reviewers from the pool of applicants. For this important service, NAGT will provide a $500 stipend that will help offset your Rendezvous registration. Stipends will be distributed 4 to 6 weeks after the conclusion of the 2021 Earth Educators' Rendezvous. You must take part in synchronous and asynchronous sessions during the review camp and complete all the reviews assigned to you by the agreed upon deadline (TBD) to be eligible to receive the stipend.


All Review Camp participants are expected to register for at least one day of the 2021 Earth Educators' Rendezvous.

Prior to the camp, participants are expected to:

  • view this one-hour webinar to familiarize themselves with the review process
  • independently complete 20 teaching activity reviews

Leading up to and during the culminating camp event, participants are expected to:

  • collaborate with fellow reviewers and refine their completed reviews
  • complete and finalize their full complement of reviews (20 total)

Activities will be assigned on a rolling basis, but several weeks in advance of the review camp. Reviewers are encouraged to complete reviews over a period of time prior to camp to take full advantage of the collaborative opportunities the camp provides. We expect that, on average, an individual review will take about half an hour, but this may vary depending upon the the scope, format, and quality of the activities. At lead-in meetings and the review camp, the group will share experiences and perspectives on activities to refine their reviewing strategy, deal with issues that may arise from reviews, and modify and/or complete additional reviews as time allows.

Selection Criteria

The teaching activities to be reviewed cover a range of topics related to teaching about the Earth across disciplines. Reviewers will be selected based on the following criteria, though other factors specific to the slate of applicants will also bear weight.

  • completed application
  • familiarity with the SERC/Teach the Earth activity collection and previous reviewing or workshop participation
  • knowledge of research-based practices for design and implementation of teaching activities

Reviews will be assigned to selected participants based as much as possible on a match of disciplinary expertise to materials in the contributed collection. However, due to the collection's wide range of content, reviewers may be assigned reviews outside their area. Reviewers are encouraged to identify their expertise in broad terms, such as "Environmental Geology" or "Paleontology." Reviewers with a diverse background are appreciated.Apply to participate »

Questions: Contact Kyle Fredrick

For those applying for additional monetary support to attend the Earth Educators' Rendezvous, the limit on the combined award from Earth Educators' Rendezvous/NAGT sources (e.g. participation in review camp, travel stipends, etc.) is $500.

Pre-Camp Webinar