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

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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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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 learn in ...

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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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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 ...

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.

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.

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.

EarthLabs
EarthLabs units offer sequences for learning science concepts through hands-on experiments and data analysis.

The Math You Need, When You Need It Math tutorials for students in introductory geosciences
The Math You Need, When You Need It provides web modules to help students succeed with mathematics in introductory geoscience classes.

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.

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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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 ...

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.

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.

Introducing Geophysics for Urban and Near-surface Applications
Information for team members The IGUaNA project team is in the process of developing teaching materials for introductory-level undergraduate geophysics courses. These materials will feature the applications of ...

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.

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 ...

EDDIE Earth and Ecosystems
The Project EDDIE: Earth and Ecosystems initiative continues the work done in EDDIE Environmental Data and EDDIE: Macrosystems to create teaching modules that expand the range of topics, datasets, and quantitative ...

Hawaiian Volcanoes and Hazards Education
Andrew Greene Michael Garcia This set of education modules on Hawaiian geology, volcanology and hazards uses fun, highly interactive methods of learning to engage students in science. Each module is an in-depth, ...

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.

Project EDDIE Initiatives
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 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 ...

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.

CLEAN - a Collection of Climate and Energy Education Resources
The CLEAN Collection of Climate and Energy Educational Resources A collection of 700+ free, ready-to-use learning resources rigorously reviewed by educators and scientists suitable for secondary through higher ...

CLEAN - a Collection of Climate and Energy Education Resources
The CLEAN Collection of Climate and Energy Educational Resources A collection of 700+ free, ready-to-use learning resources rigorously reviewed by educators and scientists suitable for secondary through higher ...

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.

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