Workshops, Webinars and Events

This is a list of upcoming events from across the Teach the Earth family of sites.

Core Competencies for Sustainability Education Programs
Apr 26 2019 In this April 26, 2019 webinar, Rod Parnell and Peter Walker describe the significance of core competencies to academic programs, especially those in rapidly developing fields. They define what they mean by core competencies, learning outcomes and frameworks; report on the current state of research on key competencies in sustainability and highlight the most utilized core competency systems; present NCSE preliminary data focused on program-level learning outcomes related to key competencies in sustainability; and conclude with discussing the consensus building process and next steps in the evolution of core competencies in sustainability.

Teaching Nanoscience in the Earth and Environmental Sciences
Apr 29 2019 This April 29, 2019, webinar, presented by Dave Mogk, Professor, Earth Sciences, Montana State University and Mike Hochella, University Distinguished Professor, Geosciences, Virginia Tech, presents an overview of basic concepts about nanoscience, and the many ways that nanomaterials interact with the Earth system. Nanomaterials (natural, engineered and incidental) play central roles in the energetics and mass balance of Earth processes, and also have huge impacts on environmental and human health. At the nano-scale the "rules" are different, and there are many examples of size dependence of physical and chemical properties of materials that may be quite different on the nano- vs. micro- or meso-scale. This webinar summarizes the key concepts about nanoscience in the Earth system recently published in 10-page review article in a recent issue of Science: Natural, incidental, and engineered nanomaterials and their impacts on the Earth system. The presenters also provide an overview of a new website that supports teaching about nanoscience in your regular course work (e.g., Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, Hydrology, Environmental Geology....): Teaching Nanoscience Across the STEM Curriculum. We provide suggestions on "What", "Why", and "How" to teach nanoscience.

Integrating Energy, Earth and Environmental Education
May 6 2019 As the world grapples with climate change, educators have an increased responsibility to help their students learn about energy, energy systems, and the energy economy. This webinar introduces Energy, Earth and Environmental Education (E4) – an emerging approach informs about energy solutions to climate change. David Blockstein (AESS) will introduce E4 and present opportunities to learn more about E4. Teresa Sabol Spezio (Pitzer College) will discuss pedagogy involved applying the complexity of energy systems so students have a way to compare and evaluate energy sources. Cornelia Colijn (University of Pennsylvania) will discuss creation of graduate programs in energy.

Webinar: Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell's ~1000 mile expedition down the Green and Colorado Rivers 150 years ago and USGS science today
May 9 2019 May 9, 2019 1:00 PM Pacific | 2:00 PM Mountain | 3:00 PM Central | 4:00 PM Eastern Registration Deadline is May 7, 2019 Presenter: Eleanour Snow, Kristen Hamilton, and Annie Scott (U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) ...

Building community and supporting student success in environmentally-related science courses at two-year colleges
May 11 2019 Registration Deadline: April 27, 2019 EVENT DATE: Saturday, May 11, 2019 LOCATION: Delta College Main Campus, University Center, MI Workshop Description If you teach Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, ...

Webinar: Hands-on Learning About the Atmosphere in the New NGSS-Aligned GLOBE Weather
May 23 2019 May 23, 2019 1:00 PM Pacific | 2:00 PM Mountain | 3:00 PM Central | 4:00 PM Eastern Registration Deadline is May 21, 2019 Presenter: Becca Hatheway, Melissa Rummel, John Ristvey, Emily Snode-Brenneman Webinar ...

Field trips to engage students in science
Jun 1 2019 Registration Deadline: Monday, May 5, 2019 Saturday, June 1, 2019 Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C. This field workshop is for all science instructors, at the high school, two-year-college, and four-year college ...

EDDIE Workshop: Teaching Quantitative Reasoning with Data
Jun 11-13 2019 June 11-13, 2019 Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota The increasing availability of environmental data sets provides an opportunity to engage students in STEM and improve quantitative reasoning through ...

SAGE 2YC 2019 Culminating Workshop
Jun 18-21 2019 Change Agents: June 18-21, 2019 Administrators: June 19-20, 2019 University of Wisconsin Colleges Madison, WI This workshop is by invitation only. This workshop is the final face-to-face meeting of the SAGE 2YC ...

Earth Educators' Rendezvous 2019
Jul 15-19 2019 July 15-19, 2019 | Nashville, TN (co-hosted by Tennessee State and Vanderbilt Universities) Take Part in the 2019 Rendezvous! The fifth annual Earth Educators' Rendezvous is now open for registration and we ...

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