Rendezvous Updates: Early Bird and Other Deadlines and Additional Funding Opportunity

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Dear Colleagues,

The May 1 Early Bird registration deadline for the 2019 Earth Educators' Rendezvous is just around the corner! Check out this year's workshops, mini-workshops, roundtables, plenaries, and more on the program and view the contributed program.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Secure your spot and register by the May 1 Early Bird registration deadline for the best prices!
  • If you're interested in presenting a poster or share-a-thon presentation, you can still submit a late abstract (by May 15).
  • If you have flexibility to arrive early, we invite you to apply to participate in Sunday's Activity Review Camp or NGSS Tagging Camp.

Additional Funding Opportunities!

We are excited to announce a new potential opportunity for funding toward participating in three morning workshops at this summer's Earth Educators' Rendezvous in Nashville, TN.

We anticipate there will be funding to support participants in the following three workshops, geared toward incorporating active learning strategies into the classroom, to help offset participation costs:

If you are planning on attending one or more of these workshops, please read on for more details. If you know of colleagues who may be interested in this opportunity, please forward on this announcement. Stipend awards are contingent on the receipt of NSF funding.

Note: As these stipends are NSF-funded, to be supported by this funding, a participant must be either a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or in the employ of a U.S. institution. All participants are expected to participate in the entire workshop(s). Also note that if you receive funding for attending one of the workshops above or a travel stipend from this grant, that will count toward the $500 maximum travel stipend available from NAGT.

Registration Stipends:

We anticipate there will be $375 stipends available to cover the cost of a three-day registration fee for participants in the Designing Effective Lessons for your First Geoscience Course three-day workshop (July 15-17, 2019). These will be awarded to all participants who register for this workshop, unless they choose to waive the support. If you have already registered for this workshop, you will receive this stipend, unless you let us know you would like to decline it by contacting Katherine Ryker. Stipend awards are contingent on the receipt of NSF funding.

We anticipate there will be $250 stipends available to cover the cost of a two-day registration fee for participants attending either the Adapting Active Learning Strategies in Your Courses two-day workshop or the Measuring and Increasing the Level of Inquiry in Science Laboratory Activities two-day workshop (July 18-19, 2019). These will be awarded to all participants who register for each workshop, unless they choose to waive the support. If you have already registered for either of these workshops, you will receive this stipend, unless you let us know you would like to decline it by contacting Katherine Ryker. Stipend awards are contingent on the receipt of NSF funding.

Participants attending the entire week are eligible to receive a $500 stipend to offset the registration fee for attending both the three-day and one of the two-day workshops mentioned above. All awards will be distributed following the Earth Educators' Rendezvous, once participants complete the workshop(s), contingent on the receipt of NSF funding.

Small Travel Stipends:

In addition to registration support, we anticipate the grant will also be able to help offset travel costs for a limited number of participants. Travel funds will be awarded on a needs-basis. These small travel stipends will be determined from an application, and decisions will be made by the workshop leaders. Consideration will be made for first-time participants. Awards will be distributed following the Earth Educators' Rendezvous, once participants complete the workshop(s). Any travel funds that are not utilized due to participants not attending the workshop(s) will be distributed to participants on wait-lists after the Rendezvous.

Other Opportunities and Announcements

Interested in hosting the 2020 Rendezvous, or want to suggest a venue? Submit your interest or suggestion here. Hosting the Rendezvous is a great way to showcase your department, institution, and your geographical region. Rendezvous' events bring the nation's leading Earth Educators to your school and opens up opportunities for your colleagues.

Sponsoring Rendezvous is a great opportunity to showcase your institution to educators from around the country. We are committed to ensuring that all Rendezvous participants and NAGT community members are aware of the generosity of our supporters. If you or your institution are in a position to sponsor the Rendezvous, please let us know.

Want to stay in the loop about the Rendezvous? Sign up to receive timely updates.

We look forward to seeing you all in Nashville in July!

Best regards,

Rendezvous 2019 Conference Chairs:

Caitlin Callahan, Grand Valley State University
Lynsey LeMay, Thomas Nelson Community College

Contributed Program Chairs:
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Ryan Hollister, Turlock High School

Local Hosts:
Reginald Archer, Tennessee State University
Lily Claiborne, Vanderbilt University
Steve Goodbred, Vanderbilt University


For more information on Rendezvous 2019, please contact csmith3@carleton.edu.
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