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
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.

Climate Literacy and Awareness Network (CLEAN)
CLEAN provides a peer-reviewed online collection of educational resources around climate and energy topics. CLEAN further offers background information and support on teaching about climate and energy topics and hosts a vibrant community with over 650 members that are all focused on climate literacy and include scientists, educators, policy makers, curriculum developers etc.

GeoCAT
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.

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.

American Meteorological Society Education Program
Through our national STEM mentoring networks, professional development opportunities, and faculty connections, the AMS Education Program strengthens teacher confidence in weather, ocean and climate science and in turn enhances earth science experiences for students including those at high minority population schools and/or minority-serving institutions.

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.