Learn about instructional
methods that work with entry-level geoscience students. This site is designed for faculty and graduate students teaching undergraduate entry-level geoscience, environmental science, or related courses. Each section describes a teaching method, why/when it is useful, how it can be implemented, and a set of examples spanning the Earth system that can be used in your class.
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or browse by topic: Atmosphere, Biosphere, Climate, Earth Cycles, Evolution, Geography, Human Dimensions, Hydrology, Oceans, Solar System and Astronomy, Solid Earth, Surface Processes, Time/Earth History
Earth Educators' Rendezvous 2016—Join us in Madison! Posted: May 5 2016
We have had an overwhelming response to our early bird registration deadline. If you haven't registered, there is still plenty of time (although many a.m. workshops are filling). The program includes 29 workshops, 8 panel discussions, 2 plenaries, one concluding town hall and more than 130 contributed presentations/teaching demonstrations
. Join us in Madison!
Service Learning in the Geosciences: Resources to Engage Students in Projects Within their Community Posted: May 2 2016
While service-learning is emerging as one way to give undergraduate students hands-on opportunities, there have been few systematic efforts to examine how service-learning is being used in the geosciences and whether it has a positive impact on students. Read on and learn more from a recent workshop that addressed why service learning is important in the geosciences, provided opportunities for innovation, and compiled resources for teachers to engage students in projects within their communities.