Supporting Educators of Geosciences and Geophysics with EarthScope Consortium Resources
IRIS Consortium and UNAVCO Inc. merged to form EarthScope Consortium on January 1, 2023. EarthScope Consortium operates the SAGE (seismology) and GAGE (geodesy) facilities funded by the National Science Foundation. This merger created the Engagement Program, joining two professional staffs and programming to better serve the geosciences and geophysics education community.
With the merger, the portfolio of work continues the long-standing programs of IRIS Education and Public Outreach and UNAVCO Education and Community Engagement. We continue to support educators through a broad portfolio grounded in best practice and informed by community input.
The portfolio includes: (1) Formal curriculum programs and educational resources (GETSI and IGUaNA) available to educators including opportunities for professional development workshops on how to incorporate geophysical instrumentation into courses and field experiences (2) Informal outreach such as hands-on activities and museum displays. (3) Student (paid) internship programs for community college, undergraduate, and graduate students and information about career pathways into geosciences, (4) Student learning programs such as skill building workshops and technical short courses, and (5) informal learning opportunities through engagement of social media.
Through this poster we will highlight resources available to educators to use in and outside the classroom as well as direct-to-student resources.