News from Across Teach the Earth

Workshop on Bringing Geophysics to Introductory Science Courses: Using IGUaNA Modules in Your Classroom
Posted: May 4 2022

We invite faculty to participate in an upcoming, fully-funded workshop, with both classroom and field components, focusing on using the IGUaNA curriculum modules in introductory level courses. These materials feature urban environmental, engineering, and forensic questions that can be answered using near-surface geophysics.

Stipends available for new BCEENET CURE Implementer Fellows!
Posted: Feb 17 2022

Are you interested in learning how to incorporate natural history collections data into a course-based undergraduate research project? We will be supporting 10 new BCEENET CURE Implementer Fellows during the 2022-2023 academic year with a stipend of $1000 each. Apply today!

Launching the Midwest Climate Education Community of Practice
Posted: Feb 4 2022

Join the new Midwest Climate Education Community of Practice by signing up for community meetings this February through April.

Share your visual resources to support teaching
Posted: Jan 25 2022

Have you been looking for an opportunity to share visual resources (e.g. virtual field trips, online tools) with other earth educators? Please submit them through the Teaching with Augmented and Virtual Reality website. They will be available on Teach The Earth.

New GeoContext Collection Provides a Model for Incorporating Social and Political Context in Geoscience Higher Education
Posted: Nov 9 2021

Teaching materials created by the GeoContext team, a group of students and educators, are now available online in SERC's Teach the Earth library. The GeoContext collection is a set of resources that bring social and political context into topics commonly taught in undergraduate and graduate geoscience courses.

Upcoming Virtual EDDIE Workshop at AGU: Building Quantitative Literacy Through Science, Education, and Art
Posted: Oct 28 2021

Are you excited to support your students in developing skills for science and connecting with communities? Sign up for a workshop at the American Geophysical Union Meeting:Building Quantitative Literacy Through Science, Education, and Art! Democratize access to science by teaching inquiry with open data. Learn strategies from artists to support students in making cultural and community connections, or using science for advocacy.

BASICS Project Releases New Teaching Module on Water Quality
Posted: Oct 26 2021

The first of two teaching modules from the BASICS (Business and Science: Integrated Curriculum for Sustainability) Project has been made live. The 1-2 week module, The Wicked Problem of Water Quality in the Mississippi River Watershed, is designed to engage students in complex systems-based thinking.

SAGE 2YC Project Publishes in JGE: Making Departments Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive
Posted: Oct 21 2021

The SAGE 2YC project (Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education at Two-Year Colleges) has published an open-access article outlining a practical, step-by-step process geoscience departments can use to improve equity and inclusion, highlighting levers for cultural change and strategies for identifying context-appropriate solutions from the research literature.

Submit your Earth Science Week-themed teaching activities to the Teach the Earth portal
Posted: Apr 23 2021

We are seeking activity submissions for K-12 classrooms that address the Earth Science Week 2021 theme: "Water Today and For the Future." Do you have a K-12 activity that fits the theme? Submit it today to the Teach the Earth portal!

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