Earth Education Project Sites

This set of project websites has been recognized by Teach the Earth as relevant and useful for Earth Educators.


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CLEAN - a Collection of Climate and Energy Education Resources
Our team of educators and scientists has reviewed and organized the best free teaching resources for K-12 through college. Go Entire Collection Activities Videos Visualizations Featured Resource Food and Climate ...

Introducing Geophysics for Urban and Near-surface Applications
The IGUaNA project team are developing teaching materials for introductory-level undergraduate science courses. These materials feature the applications of geophysical techniques to societally-relevant, real-world ...

GEODE: Google Earth for Onsite and Distance Education
Visualization plays a critical role in teaching and learning about the Earth. All geoscience students must be able to mentally transport themselves to a different time and place, work across multiple scales of ...

Teaching with Augmented and Virtual Reality
The goal of Teaching with Augmented and Virtual Reality (TAVR) is to enhance the use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in earth science education. Virtual reality presents a new opportunity for engaging students in geoscience field experiences, which are known to support student learning. TAVR aims to develop best practices for integrating VR into geoscience education and to support adoption of those practices in college classrooms.

EarthScope ANGLE
Through a grant from the EarthScope Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF), ANGLE offers educator professional development workshops and helps teach student academies for the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP). EarthScope ANGLE contributes to increasing Alaskan resilience to geohazards through education and the development of an action-oriented statewide learning community.

ADVANCEGeo Partnership
The primary goal of the ADVANCEGeo project is to improve work climate conditions by developing bystander intervention workshops for department heads, chairs, faculty and grad students to appropriately respond to and prevent sexual and other types of harassment on campus and in the field as well as include awareness and prevention training of harassment in the teaching of ethical conduct in research.

Unlearning Racism in Geoscience
URGE is a community that has built knowledge and practice to support antiracism. Strategies used included readings, discussions, and generating resources to support action. Learn more about URGE. Below are two ...

CAMEL
CAMEL is a FREE, COMPREHENSIVE, INTERDISCIPLINARY, MULTI - MEDIA RESOURCE for educators, providing over 300 interdisciplinary topic areas and numerous resource types to give the educator the tools they need to ...

Oceans in the News
Interpreting scientific data is one of the most challenging skills students face today. Students are overloaded with information from various media sources, and often lack both the technical skills to analyze data and the ability to recognize the overarching story the data support. The Oceans in the News course uses polar science examples to address these technical and narrative challenges. Students will develop proficiency in data visualization and its application to the analysis of news stories about polar regions.

Data and Model Driven Hydrology Education
This collaborative project enhances hydrology education by creating a cyberinfrastructure for organized community efforts to develop, share, and publish data-driven curriculum for teaching undergraduate hydrogeology.

Building Strong Geoscience Departments
On the Cutting Edge - Building Strong Geoscience Departments managed by NAGT Workshops Developing Pathways to Strong Geoscience Programs for the Future Defining Strong Departments Characteristics of Strong ...

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Teaching in the Field
This collection of teaching resources, contributed by mebers of NAGT, features information about field trips organized for a variety of purposes across the country. The collection aims to share information about the design of various kinds of field trips as well as to provide easy access to field guides.

Geo-Needs: Stakeholder Needs Assessment for Broadening Participation in the Geoscience Workforce
"IMPACT STATEMENT: Increase the number of underrepresented minorities that graduate college with STEM degrees in the next 10 years and improve women's participation in areas of STEM where they are ...

Curriculum for the Bioregion Curriculum Collection
Curriculum for the Bioregion engages faculty communities in exploring the complex issues of sustainability - environmental quality, true community health and wellbeing, and social equity and justice - and in building sustainability concepts and place-based learning into a broad array of courses and disciplines.

Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year Colleges
The Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education at Two-Year Colleges (SAGE 2YC) project and website helps two-year college geoscience faculty implement high-impact, evidence-based instructional and co-curricular ...

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The Role of Metacognition in Learning
An awareness of the learning process improves learning, yet students are rarely taught how to develop this awareness. These webpages explore ways to help our students to improve their learning by incorporating metacognition into our geoscience courses: by having them think about their thinking and by helping them to become aware of and monitor their learning strategies.

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Classroom Observation Project: Understanding and Improving Our Teaching
The On the Cutting Edge Classroom Observation Project aims to provide a direct measurement of changes in teaching practice by observing a sufficiently large number of geoscience courses around the U.S.

Using the Neotoma Database in the Classroom
The Neotoma Paleoecology Database is an online hub for data, research, education, and discussion about paleoenvironments. The NSF-funded Neotoma database has North American pollen and fossil mammal data for the ...

Teaching GeoEthics Across the Geoscience Curriculum
Ethics Education is an increasingly important component of the pre-professional training of (geo)scientists. Funding agencies (NSF, NIH) require training of graduate students in the responsible conduct of research, employers are increasingly expecting their workers to have basic training in ethics, and the public demands the highest standards of ethical conduct by scientists. Yet, few faculty have the requisite training to effectively teach about ethics in their classes, or even informally in mentoring students working in their labs.

DIG Texas Instructional Blueprints for Teaching Earth and Space Science
DIG Texas is creating five online course road maps, or blueprints, for use in high school Earth and Space Science classes. A blueprint documents what to teach, in what order, for how long, and identifies which online resources to use of the thousands available.

Advancing Scientific Ocean Drilling IMPACT
× IMPACT Workshops Collectively, the Scientific Ocean Drilling IMPACT workshop series strives to chart the future course of science communication and outreach for scientific ocean drilling. The summer 2021 ...

Spatial Thinking Workbook
This project is developing and testing teaching materials to improve the spatial thinking skills of geoscience undergraduates, using strategies supported by cognitive science and geoscience education research.

TIDeS: Teaching with Investigation and Design in Science
Teaching with Investigation and Design How we learn science influences how we teach science. If your only experience learning science is in a lecture hall, it can be hard for you to envision teaching science using ...

Earth Exploration Toolbook
The Earth Exploration Toolbook is a collection of computer-based Earth science activities. Each activity, or chapter, introduces one or more data sets and an analysis tool that enables users to explore some aspect of the Earth system.

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Climate Education in an Age of Media (CAM)
The CAM project is developing approaches to bring student media production into climate change education in ways that are engaging, empowering, and can be readily adopted in a wide range of instructional environments.

Know Soil, Know Life Educators Guide
Know Soil, Know Life Educator's Guide Why teach about soil and soil science? Beneath our feet and all around us is a vitally important material — Soil. Soils sustain life, without soil, there would be no ...

Mars for Earthlings: Integrating Introductory Geology with Mars Planetary Data
This project offers teaching materials such as learning modules and interviews with scientists that promote undergraduate students' study of Mars, including remote sensing data and Earth-based analogs.

Compass: Advancing Earth Education Resource Discovery
The Compass project responds to the need, identified by the Earth Education community, to improve the discoverability of existing, high-quality Earth education resources. The project will focus on three key ...

E-STEM
The Environmental STEM (E-STEM) field experience reimagines the traditional undergraduate geology field course as a field and career preparation program for first- and second-year students interested in ...

Microbial Life - Educational Resources
This site contains educational and supporting materials for students and teachers of microbiology, including information about microorganisms and extremophiles, and links to online resources about ecology, diversity and evolution of micro-organisms.

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