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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Geological Society of America (GSA)
GSA has over 25,000 members worldwide and is dedicated to advancing the geosciences, and supporting the professional growth of earth scientists. GSA's primary activities include organizing scientific meetings and conferences, publishing scientific literature, supporting students through career and mentoring programs, applying to research grants, student travel awards to meetings, and field opportunities. GSA also offers professional development opportunities for educators focused on local geologic history, processes, and resources.

Geoscience Alliance
The Geoscience Alliance is a network of faculty and students from tribal colleges and universities, other universities and colleges, federal agencies, and other interested participants. The strength of our network is our ability to reach out to this group and support their inclusion in other efforts.

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.

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.

International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) (U.S. Office)
IODP is the scientific ocean drilling program - we have numerous resources for geoscience data, samples, education and outreach materials, and people to do outreach programming into classrooms or informal science settings. We are a national program and would be able to provide these resources to all regional alliances.

LabX by the National Academy of Sciences
LabX facilitates Extreme Event, an in-person role-playing game in which players work together to make decisions and solve problems during an engaging, fast-paced natural disaster simulation. The game is used to build community resilience, tying together disparate groups and segments who might otherwise not engage with one another.

Lawrence Hall of Science
The Hall has several pathways curricula and projects as well as evaluation and research expertise. Our products include middle and high school issue-oriented science curriculum, SEPUP. Pathways programs, such as TechHive, bring real-world science to middle and high school students. The Research Group regularly conducts research on and evaluations of pathways programs.

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.

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.