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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Digital Atlas of Ancient Life
× Visit Digital Atlas of Ancient Life » The Digital Atlas of Ancient Life platform includes resources to help students, teachers, and the wider public identify their fossil discoveries and learn about ...

Virtual Petrography
The Virtual Petrography website is an open educational resource that is geared toward educators who teach introductory to intermediate level courses in optical mineralogy and petrology. This web database of ...

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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Empowering (geo)scientists to transform workplace climate
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.

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.

Teaching Geoscience in the Field
× Field experiences are a critical part of a geoscience student's education and have long been one of the foundations of geoscience education. Field experiences aid students in applying knowledge they ...

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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.

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 ...

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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Disseminating access, understanding, and innovation in the use of augmented and virtual reality for earth science education
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.

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 ...

Tri-Agency Climate Education Collection
The Tri-Agency Climate Education (TrACE) Catalog is an online directory of climate education projects developed through initiatives funded by NASA, NOAA and NSF.

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.

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 Great Energy ...

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 ...

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 ...

Project EDDIE
EDDIE (Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry and Exploration) is a suite of education projects composed of STEM disciplinary and educational researchers. We develop flexible classroom teaching modules using large, publicly available, sensor-based datasets to engage students in STEM and improve their quantitative reasoning.

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.

GETSI - GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues
The GETSI teaching materials feature geodetic data and quantitative skills applied to societally important issues (climate change, natural hazards, water resources, environmental management). These materials were ...

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.

Teaching Nanotechnology Across the Undergraduate STEM Curriculum
This site provide guidance on introducing Nanotechnology across the STEM curriculum. It includes resources for both educators and students getting up to speed with the advances in this new field.

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 ...

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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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.

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.

SCIENCE IN THE COURTROOM
This website is designed to help students and instructors use the teaching modules and resource collections from the famous trial described in "A Civil Action" in science and interdisciplinary courses in high school and college.

Science for Non-Scientists
This website hosts all of the materials developed for an undergraduate course called "Science for Non-Scientists." Students enrolled in this course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison showed very significant gains in critical thinking skills, as measured by the Critical Thinking Assessment test, developed at Tennessee Tech University.

Strengthening Engagement between Disciplinary Societies and Community Colleges
Community colleges teach an estimated 44 percent of US undergraduate students, and thus play a critical role in the education of undergraduates. They also hold tremendous potential for disciplines to expand the ...

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 ...

Deep Time Climate and Carbon Cycle
Introducing the CO2 Proxy Integration Project (CO2PIP), an innovative initiative building upon the Paleo CO2 project, to provide comprehensive teaching resources aimed at engaging students with authentic data. Our ...