The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics
The University of Texas at Austin
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Conference Presentations (9)
EarthLabs: A Resource for Earth System Education part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Reducing the effects of human activity on the environment, including climate, and coping with natural events such as hurricanes, landslides, and droughts all call for greater public understanding of how the Earth ...
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GeoFORCE/ STEMForce part of EarthConnections:Program Descriptions
GeoFORCE is a weeklong field learning summer program for high school students administered by Jackson School of Geosciences that aims to increase the number and diversity of future geoscientists so that they may address the most pressing challenges of the 21st century—energy, water, climate mitigation, and geohazards. The program is sponsored by a consortium of industry partners. Students remain in the program during their four years of high school and each summer go on field trips throughout the United States. Taught by university faculty, research scientists, area educators and mentored by professional geologists from the industry partners, the trips engage and empower the students by exposing them to places and experiences different from their home and school environment. At the conclusion of their fourth year in the program students have (a) an increased awareness of the importance of geoscience knowledge and the role that geoscientists play in addressing geoscience-related issues; and (b) view the geosciences as a viable career path.
Texas Section, Geoscience Education Research Division, Teacher Education Division