Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE)
The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) is a grassroots, community-based effort involving teachers, students, and scientists working together to create a library of educational resources and services to support Earth system science education. DLESE supports Earth system science education by providing access to high-quality collections of educational resources; access to Earth data sets and imagery; support services to help educators and learners effectively create, use, and share educational resources; and communication networks to facilitate interactions and collaborations across all dimensions of Earth system education.
Graphic Designer: Marine and Earth Sciences
Delaware Sea Grant and the University of Delaware College of Marine and Earth Studies are seeking applicants for the position of Graphic Designer. Duties include: provide design and visual communication expertise on marine science education and outreach projects; communicate information to diverse audiences through the design, creation, and display of visual materials; conceptualize, plan, design, and produce a wide range of specialized graphic and illustrative material, using digital and traditional techniques; work with web developer to create and produce web site designs and interactive web animations; consult with clients, interpret and translate their expressed needs and ideas into effective visual...
NSTA Northern/Midwestern Area Conference
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is presenting its 2007 northern/midwestern area conference with the theme 'Engineering a Brighter Future'. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Sally Ride, the first American woman in space and founder of 'Sally Ride Science', an organization dedicated to encouraging interest in science, math and technology by both girls and boys. Teachers at all grade levels can participate in a full schedule of events on the following strands: engineering, science and literacy, and technology.
Question Writers: National Ocean Sciences Bowl
The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is looking for question writers for its 2008 competition. NOSB is a round-robin/double-elimination competition for teams of high school students, who attempt to answer multiple-choice, short-answer, and cooperative thinking (team challenge) questions drawn from the scientific and technical disciplines used in studying the oceans (physics, chemistry, geology, atmospheric science, biology, etc.) as well as from topics on the contributions of the oceans to national and international economics, history and culture. The competition is seeking scientists and graduate students to write team challenge questions, and to each write 100 multiple choice and short answer questions....
Birch Aquarium at Scripps: Instructor
Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography is looking for a full-time instructor to join their education team. This instructor will report to the Education Manager and be responsible for year-round program instruction. Duties include: teaching, program development and evaluation, including but not limited to programs for PreK-12 schools onsite and offsite; professional development for teachers; multigenerational programming for families and adults; teaching and training in interpretive volunteer programs; developing lesson plans, program descriptions, and/or program outlines; creating, procuring, and organizing class materials; and others, as necessary.
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium: Marine Education Assistant
The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is seeking applicants for the position of Marine Education Assistant/Associate. Duties include: lead student-active field trips and laboratories; drive small boats to field sites and conduct trawl, plankton tows and other sampling on a 60-foot research vessel; act as liaison with teachers and other group leaders; maintain current dates and programs on K12 and teacher education web pages; assist Marine Education Instructor in revision of existing programs; and others, as necessary. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is hired.
Inland Seas Education Association: Schoolship Program
The Inland Seas Education Association's Schoolship Program is intended to involve students in the science, culture, and history of the Great Lakes. Teachers are invited to attend a half-day workshop about the program and how it relates to the Michigan Framework for Science and Math. Workshops are held aboard the 77-foot schooner 'Inland Seas', which is operated by the Association. Two workshops are scheduled; there is no charge to first-time participating teachers.
International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Science
The International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Science (ISAES) brings together over 400 scientists from 35 countries to address major topics in Antarctic Earth science. The focus of the 2007 meeting will be 'Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World'. The Symposium program will include oral and poster presentations, field excursions, exhibits, workshops, and social events. Conference topics will include Antarctic climate evolution: global linkages from records in ice cores, geological cores, outcrops, and models; GeoCryoDynamics: feedbacks and coupling between the geosphere, cryosphere and climate; Antarctica in the global geodynamic system; Antarctic Earth science in the International Polar Year; polar education...
GLOBE 2007 Annual Conference
This year's Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Conference will highlight new projects that are the focus of the next generation GLOBE, in addition to promoting collaborative research related to regional projects. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with scientists who are using GLOBE data in their own research, learn about new technology and science education, and discuss effective methods to enhance and implement GLOBE. Conference sessions will offer discussions on strengthening and sustaining the program, especially with regard to building regional consortia that strengthen and empower GLOBE coordinators and learning communities with top scientists and...
Biggs Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching
The Geological Society of America (GSA) and the Donald and Carolyn Biggs Fund are seeking nominees for the Biggs Award. Earth science instructors and faculty from all academic institutions engaged in undergraduate Earth science education, who have been teaching full-time for 10 years or less, are eligible. Educators may self-nominate for this award. The award includes a $750 stipend and up to $500 in additional funds to attend the award presentation at the GSA Annual Meeting.
Charles Darwin Foundation: Head of Marine Sciences
The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands (CDF) is seeking candidates for the position of Head of Marine Sciences, to work at the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS), based on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos. The Head of Marine Sciences will report to the Director of Science, and will direct all marine research activities at CDRS. Responsibilities include: maintain a fluid relationship with the main partners of CDF; lead the marine research team in association with Galapagos and external partners in developing a participatory monitoring system for the management of the Galapagos marine ecosystem, in developing tools and strategies to...
Pushing Scientific Ocean Drilling Results to the Desktop
Published volumes detailing nearly 40 years of scientific discoveries from ocean drilling research will soon be freely accessible online. These publications represent a vast reservoir of valuable and citable data for geoscientists; the scholarly results of an important global science endeavor that forever changed mankind's understanding of the Earth. The Texas A and M Digital Library scanned the documents, originally published in print, producing more than 185,000 pages of digital files. The project is a joint venture with the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP), with funding provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF). All findings and data published in volumes from...
GetWET Observatory Workshop
This workshop will emphasize classroom and field strategies for teaching surface and groundwater concepts. Teachers of grades 4-12 in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming will focus on content, pedagogy, analytical techniques, assessment and technology that will enhance their ability to teach students about the quantity and quality of surface and groundwaters. A stipend is available, and 1 hour of graduate continuing education credit at Colorado State University is available for an extra charge. Class size is limited to 25 teachers. Applications will be accepted until maximum class size is reached.
Unidata Program Center: Software Training Workshop
The Unidata Program Center is presenting its 2007 series of Software Training Workshop sessions. The sessions feature display and analysis packages McIDAS, GEMPAK, and the IDV, data access and management tools, the Local Data Manager (LDM), the Network Common Data Form (netCDF) and netCDF-JAVA, and the THREDDS software for cataloging, browsing, and accessing remote data and metadata. There is a registration fee of $50 per session, charged upon acceptance into the individual sessions. Please visit the website listed above for a full schedule of workshop sessions.
Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce
The Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce (CI-TEAM) program supports projects that position the national science and engineering community to engage in integrated research and education activities promoting, leveraging and utilizing cyberinfrastructure systems, tools and services. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is soliciting proposals for two types of projects under CI-TEAM that will enhance the preparation of a diverse, cyberinfrastructure-savvy science and engineering workforce. Demonstration projects, exploratory in nature and smaller-scale, have the potential to serve as exemplars to effective larger-scale implementation activities in the future. Implementation projects, larger in scale, are expected to draw...
Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, and Mentoring Community Workshop
The Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring (CI-TEAM) program, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), seeks to position the national science and engineering community to more effectively engage in research and education activities that promote and leverage cyberinfrastructure. In support of CI-TEAM, EPIC (Engaging People in Cyberinfrastructure) is presenting a workshop to foster community building among the CI-TEAM projects; share experiences and lessons learned; identify opportunities for enhanced cyberinfrastructure impact; identify methods and approaches for sustaining individual projects and collaboration between projects; and inform the community of the CI-TEAM program and encourage their creative participation in the next solicitation....
Earthworks: Earth System Science for Secondary Teachers
Earthworks is a free one-week workshop for secondary science teachers from around the country. With the help of practicing Earth scientists, participants design and conduct a field-based interdisciplinary study. The goals of the workshop are to: provide teachers with an introduction to Earth system science that will encourage and enable them to pursue learning about our planet with their students, guide teachers through a learner-centered experience in which they can develop an understanding of Earth systems and share that understanding with others, connect teachers with scientists who study Earth systems, and develop an Earth system science learning community. The Cooperative...
NCAR Online Education
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is sponsoring a six week series of 'Climate Discovery' courses for middle and high school educators. Beginning in Fall 2006 with the first course 'Introduction to Earth's Climate', these online classes will provide a professional development opportunity that builds upon NCAR's face-to-face professional development workshops to enhance qualifications, competency, and self-confidence in integrating Earth system science, climate, and global change into the classroom. The online course experience features a high level of interactivity, tools for assessment, and effective community-building interactive technologies. University credit at the Colorado School of Mines is available for an...
Statement of Concern about Impact of Creation "Museum"
Recently, Answers in Genesis (AIG), a fundamentalist Christian ministry, has opened a museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. The museum presents a 'walk through history', designed by a former Universal Studios exhibit director, that purports to tell the history of Earth and the cosmos from a creationist point of view. Parents, educators, scientists, and clergy in the Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana region who are concerned about the misinformation that will be provided to students and others by this scientifically inaccurate exhibit are urged to sign an online Statement of Concern. The statement, prepared by scientists in the region, expresses their reservations that...
STEM Earth Central
This professional development institute, funded by NASA and the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst, is designed to promote the teaching of concepts and processes articulated in the Earth and Space Science strand of the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Framework for middle and high school. It includes a two-week summer institute and academic year online discussion forums, and features a variety of proven techniques for effective teaching, including inquiry-based teaching, cooperative learning, and methods for formative assessment of student learning. The summer institute focuses on the relationship between science and technology as teachers utilize NASA data and images to explore a...
The Grant Institute
The Grant Institute presents an intensive and interactive workshop in which participants will be led through the program development, grant writing, and funding acquisition processes. The workshop addresses four individual topics: Program Development and Evaluation; Advanced Grant Writing; Strategic Grant Research; and Advanced Communication Strategies. Participants will actively engage in exercises and activities designed to strengthen their mastery of grant acquisition. Through the completion of varying assignments, students will leave The Grant Institute with a real grant proposal outline complete with quality research, solid content, and expert review. The Grant Institute focuses on combining the fundamentals of grant proposal writing...