Theme: Community Engagement

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Community Engagement.

Facilitating spaces of collaborative learning for geoconservation using a new board game, "Reef Survivor: Jamaica" ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:30pm Tate 101

Estefania Salgado-Jauregui, The University of Texas at Austin
Rowan Martindale, The University of Texas at Austin
Kathy Ellins, The University of Texas at Austin
Denise Henry, Alligator Head Foundation, Portland, Jamaica
Debbie-Ann Gordon-Smith, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

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"Reef Survivor: Jamaica" is an educational board game that incorporates elements of place-based education and Earth systems thinking to help players learn about reef ecology and resilience in the face of ...
Using art to enhance science engagement and understanding AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Tate 401-20

Lindsey Kenyon, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Jennifer Taylor, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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This workshop is designed to introduce the concept of using art in the classroom as both a teaching and assessment tool as well as in outreach efforts to reach a broader audience. We will provide examples and ideas ...
Using co-operative gameplay in outreach to change students' perceptions of geoscience POSTER SESSION
Annaka Clement, North Dakota State University-Main Campus
Jessie Rock, North Dakota State University-Main Campus
Lydia Tackett, North Dakota State University-Main Campus
Stephanie Day, North Dakota State University-Main Campus

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Recent studies have found that for students entering college, altruism is a desired aspect of a future career. Problematically, few students perceived geoscience careers as altruistic or even expressed an ...
Broadening Participation through Disruption and Technology POSTER SESSION
Lisa Doner, Plymouth State University
Mary Earick, New Mexico Highlands University
Amy Villamagna, Plymouth State University
Eric Kelsey, Plymouth State University
Rachelle Lyons, Plymouth State University
Sarah Turtle, Plymouth State University
Tracey Lesser, New Hampshire Technical Institute
Ye Tao, Harvard University

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From 2018-2022, Plymouth State University, a predominantly undergraduate institution with no geology program but strong B.S. and M.S. programs in meteorology and environmental science ran a GeoPaths EXTRA project ...
Community-informed improvements with the Compass project: Advancing Earth Education Resource Discovery POSTER SESSION
Kristin O'Connell, Carleton College
Ashley Carlson, Carleton College
Calli Thompson, Carleton College
Ellen Iverson, Carleton College

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The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) website is BIG and has been growing for the last 20 years. SERC has worked in collaboration with over 250 projects resulting in 6,000+ teaching activities, 6,600+ ...
In Search of Earth's Secrets: A Community-Driven Traveling Exhibit as a Mechanism for Building a STEM Learning Ecosystem POSTER SESSION
Sharon Cooper, Columbia University in the City of New York
Jon Lewis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

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Since 2018, the traveling exhibit, In Search of Earth's Secrets has toured the United States to share cutting edge Earth science content in collaboration with the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) ...
Results of the 2021/2022 GER Needs Assessment Survey: A Snapshot of the Community POSTER SESSION
Annie Klyce, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Laura Lukes, University of British Columbia
Kim Cheek, University of North Florida
Nicole LaDue, Northern Illinois University
Peggy McNeal, Towson University
Kristen St. John, James Madison University

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The geoscience education research (GER) community began to coalesce as its own independent field in the 2000s, after significant groundwork done by "border crossers" in prior decades (NRC, 2012). By 2014, ...
Just trust me: Undergraduates' perceptions of climate science and scientists POSTER SESSION
Steph Courtney, Auburn University Main Campus
karen mcneal, Auburn University Main Campus

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The connections between an individual's beliefs concerning climate change and their political ideology is well known by both researchers and the public. Understanding the causes and outcomes of those ...
Comparing in-person and virtual modes of a 4-year museum-based geoscience outreach program POSTER SESSION
Graham Edwards, Dartmouth College
Gavin Piccione, University of California-Santa Cruz
Marisa Gomez, Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

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We evaluate a 4-year (2018–2022) museum-based geoscience outreach program hosted by the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and featuring geoscience PhD students. From 2018-2022, the program consisted of ...
Supporting the NAGT community and Earth education with the NAGT webinar series POSTER SESSION
Rory McFadden, Gustavus Adolphus College
Bradlee Cotton, Carleton College
Mitchell Bender-Awalt, Carleton College

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The annual NAGT webinar series serves the NAGT community by showcasing NAGT sponsored programs, projects, and the work of NAGT's Divisions. The webinar series provides professional development opportunities ...
Raising our expectations for JEDI work in geoscience faculty evaluation systems: an insight into who sustains this work and what motivates faculty to be engaged POSTER SESSION
Alisa Kotash, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Morgan Woodle, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Joyeeta Bhattacharya, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Megan Elwood Madden, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Amy Cerato, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Mashhad Fahes, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Jane Irungu, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Lori Snyder, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Lynn Soreghan, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

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Many geoscience departments are acutely aware of the exceptionally low racial and ethnic diversity among our geoscience students, faculty, and professional peers. Unfortunately, these demographics have stayed ...
Academic-Industry Career Events: Lessons Learned and Takeaways from a Successful DE&I Event POSTER SESSION
Matthew Pendleton, University of Waterloo Canada

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) is becoming a centerpiece of many professional and academic organizations that are now positioning DE&I focused events in front of students. DE&I events are an ...
SLATES: SERVICE-LEARNING FOR TWO-YEAR AND FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE STUDENTS IN THE EL PASO, TEXAS REGION (2017-2021) POSTER SESSION
Richard Langford, University of Texas at El Paso
Diane Doser, University of Texas at El Paso
Joshua Villalobos, El Paso Community College
Rob Rohrbaugh, El Paso Community College

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The SLATES (Service Learning Activities Targeting the Earth Sciences) program is focused on expanding service learning opportunities for undergraduates at the Hispanic serving University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) ...
Investigating factors that affect teachers' participation in a Geo-STEM Learning Ecosystem ORAL SESSION
Thursday 3:45pm Tate 105

Cheryl Manning, Northern Illinois University
Nicole LaDue, Northern Illinois University

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Geo-STEM learning ecosystems (GLE) are communities of transformation engaging educators and learners in the geosciences to address local geoscience issues by bringing together current research and place-based ...
Mapping motion direction to color in seismic ground motion visualizations: a tool for teaching and outreach. POSTER SESSION
Maximiliano Bezada, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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The increase in seismometer density on a continental scale since the start of the EarthScope project has enabled the community to produce visualizations of the propagating wavefield from local and teleseismic ...
Building capacity for climate change outreach: supporting, encouraging, and inspiring scientists within our academic institutions POSTER SESSION
Janel Hanrahan, Northern Vermont University
Diana Bernstein, University of Southern Mississippi
Gabrielle Brown, Johnson State College
Alix Contosta, University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
Lauren Cornell, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Clark Evans, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Barry Klinger, George Mason University
Silje Kristiansen, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Allison LaFleur, Purdue University-Main Campus
Neil Laird, Hobart William Smith Colleges
Bryan Mark, Ohio State University-Main Campus
Emily Mazan, Ohio State University-Main Campus
Sonali McDermid, New York University
Austin Reed, George Mason University
Adam Schlosser, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Arianna Varuolo-Clarke, Columbia University in the City of New York
Andrew Westgate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Gisela Winckler, Columbia University in the City of New York

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The Climate Consensus is a growing network of concerned students, faculty, and staff from various universities who seek to create a culture shift within academia. Under the traditional academic model, communication ...