Program Partners

Become a Program PartnerEarthConnections Program Partners bring a wealth of expertise, programming or resources that can assist you in creating your regional pathway. All are committed to the Earth Connections Alliance and the EarthConnections pathway model. As described below bring deep expertise in one or more pathway elements. They are excited to talk with you about their programming and how it might be incorporated in your pathway. Some collaborations will require funding.

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National Girls Collaborative Project
The vision of the NGCP is to bring together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The goals of NGCP are to maximize access to shared resources within projects, and with public and private sector organizations and institutions interested in expanding girls' participation in STEM.

NCAR/UCAR is interested in being a program partner and would represent the atmospheric sciences in this effort. NCAR E&O can lend its expertise in faculty support, graduate student and postdoc support and general diversity work. Rising Voices program facilitates cross-cultural approaches for adaptation solutions to extreme weather and climate events, climate variability and climate change. SOARS' expertise is in student pathways and mentoring, as well as support of early-career faculty from diverse backgrounds through the Sparks for Change program.

Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
SCEC coordinates research on earthquake science at more than 70 research institutions nationwide. SCEC leads California's Earthquake Country Alliance (ECA), a public-private partnership that created the Great California ShakeOut. With support from FEMA, SCEC has expanded ShakeOut across the country and worldwide (43.5 million participants in 2015). SCEC/ECA coordinate the EPIcenter (Education and Public Information Center) Network of museums, parks, and other venues that host ShakeOut activities, develop educational materials, and share best practices. SCEC also provides educator professional development, installs Quake Catcher Network (QCN) sensors in schools and museums, develops curricular resources, and coordinates two undergraduate intern programs with more than 30 students each summer.

International Association for Geoscience Diversity (IAGD)
The IAGD is a global network of higher education faculty, staff and students, geoscience industry representatives, disabilities education researchers and anyone interested in fostering accessible science. Our goal is to provide training and support to promote inclusive communities of research, instruction, and active engagement for students, faculty, and geoscience practitioners with disabilities. The IAGD has led the development and implementation of accessible and inclusively-designed classroom and field-based instructional strategies that minimize the barriers to full participation for persons with disabilities.

University of Texas El Paso Geological Sciences Department
We have had a number of National Science Foundation grants that target underserved students, from K-12, undergraduates here and in community college, to graduate students. We believe this strength can serve as a foundation to help build a southwest geoscience alliance that is aligned with the larger INCLUDES mission.

The GeoCAT (Geoscience Career Ambassador Training) project is focused on introducing and familiarizing educators (teachers, advisors, 4-H volunteers) of Minority Serving Institutions/counties in Kansas with various career opportunities of Geosciences. The project is in partnership with the K-State Geology advisory Council.

Employing Model-Based Reasoning in Socio-Environmental Synthesis (EMBeRS)
A key competency for scientists is the ability to work effectively in teams composed of people who are from different disciplines and may hold very different perspectives. The EMBeRS program specializes in methods for training students to integrate the knowledge into a shared vision of work they could do together.

North Carolina Geological Survey
Our program has statewide-wide connections to formal K12 teachers, OEST award-winning teachers, non-formal educators (including a large state-wide Environmental Educators group),and industry groups all interested in geoscience education from varying perspectives. Our program also performs typical Survey activities such as bedrock and Coastal Plain geologic mapping, response to hazards such as earthquakes and landslides, and research into natural resources.

On the Cutting Edge
NAGT, as part of our On The Cutting Edge program would provide services including delivery of our traveling workshops. NAGT will support the EarthConnections annual summit by colocating and integrating it with our annual Earth Educators' Rendezvous. NAGT will use its communications infrastructure to inform its membership and the broader community about Earth Connections including its activities, opportunities and impact and encourage participation and advancement of the pathway concept.

Planet Texas 2050
Based at The University of Texas at Austin, Planet Texas 2050 is a research grand challenges program that brings together researchers from 14 colleges, schools, and units across campus to discover critical interactions between environmental and human systems and develop strategies to improve their resilience in the face of changing climate, climate extremes and rapid population growth. The team focuses on understanding the interconnectedness of four critical resource systems: energy, water, ecosystem services (e.g., land resources), and urbanization. Planet Texas 2050 could contribute to regional pathways by sharing expertise in these areas, as well as expertise in the integration of data/findings from these resource systems.