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.
California Conservation Innovation Grant Program
The Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program is intended to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in the State of California. Under CIG, funds are used to award competitive grants to non-Federal governmental or non-governmental organizations, Tribes, or individuals. The grants will fund projects targeting Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) statewide priorities, especially projects that will support innovative on-the-ground conservation using methods such as pilot projects and/or field demonstrations. Project proposals must address at least one of the following: technological areas such as market-based pollution credit trading; agricultural conservation systems; energy related projects; carbon sequestration; wildlife...
American Geophysical Union: 2007 Joint assembly
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) annual Joint Assembly will feature a full schedule of presentations that will cover topics in all areas of geophysical sciences, including exhibits, special activities and events, and programs especially for students.
Workshop for Educators: Coral Reef Ecosystems
COSEE-West (Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence) is presenting this workshop for K-12 educators. The workshop will feature classroom and 'on the exhibit floor' activities related to tropical oceans and coral reefs, a tour of exhibits, and a presentation on coral reef ecology and management by Dr. Gregor Hodgson, Executive Director of the Reef Check Foundation. Educators who attend the entire workshop may receive a $75 attendance stipend. Classroom teachers may also get credit for professional development hours.
California State University, Fresno: Physical Science Educator
The College of Science and Mathematics at California State University, Fresno, is seeking applicants for the position of physical science educator. This educator will be involved with instruction and implementation of science teacher education and act as liaison between the science education program and area schools. Responsibilities include: teaching courses and supervising laboratories in the physical sciences and science methods courses; advising science teacher candidates; supervising student teachers; preparing grant and contract proposals relevant to science teacher preparation and professional development of teachers; and research and service in the university. Specific assignment is dependent upon departmental needs. The successful candidate...
EarthScope National Meeting
The 2007 EarthScope national meeting will feature plenary sessions, workshops, mini-courses, and a field trip to visit the San Andreas and Calaveras faults. These sessions will present attendees with the latest results from EarthScope science, emphasizing an integrated, multidisciplinary approach, and enhance the role of young scientists at the meeting and in future EarthScope research.
UNAVCO, a non-profit corporation that supports and promotes Earth science by advancing high-precision geodetic techniques, is seeking candidates for the position of President of the corporation. The successful candidate is expected to provide vision and leadership in developing and implementing strategies that support and augment the geodetic science community that UNAVCO serves, while maintaining an effective working relationship with sponsor agencies. The president has overall responsibility and accountability for the technical, management, and budgetary success of UNAVCO, including leading the development, preparation, and submission of community-driven proposals. The successful candidate is also expected to develop a strong member organization to...
Gore Range Natural Science School: Youth Programs Director
The Gore Range Natural Science School is seeking an experienced educator to lead its Youth Programs department, as part of a team that is collectively responsible for forwarding the vision and mission of the organization by providing engaging educational programs. The Youth Programs Director oversees the school's K-12 programming with public and private schools and its summer youth science programs. This includes supervising a team of natural science educators who join the school for a 15-month graduate fellowship position. A significant portion of the director's time is dedicated to mentoring educators and overall youth programs development and coordination.
Bishop Dunne Catholic School is sponsoring its 19th annual GeoTech conference, intended as a forum to inspire and motivate educators in grades K-12 to teach about the Earth using a wide range of technologies. Educators and consultants from K-12 schools, community colleges, universities, private industry, government agencies, and nonprofit and informal educational organizations will participate in a variety of workshops and presentations on the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, and other technologies to study geography and spatially-related geoscience.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory: Summer Internship Program for Undergraduates
The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (LDEO) is offering undergraduate students an opportunity to experience scientific research in the earth and ocean sciences. This year, for the first time ever, interns will be able to participate in a research project in geoscience education. Students will work with LDEO research staff, who will act as mentors. The 10-week program includes a stipend of $4,000, housing, and some travel expenses. It is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have completed their junior or sophomore year in college with majors in earth science, environmental science, chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, or...
Salvaging Urban Science: How the Fossils Beneath Denver Provide a Unique Perspective on Climate Change
The latest edition of the Denver Cafe Scientifique features Kirk Johnson, Vice President and Chief Curator of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS), who will discuss the Denver Basin Project, an effort to recover fossils unearthed at construction sites that may reveal the succession of ancient landscapes in the Denver area. One of these sites, a buried forest floor on the side of I-25 in Castle Rock, has turned out to be at, 64 million years old, the earliest known tropical rainforest, raising questions about the origins of rainforests and the distribution of ecosystems in a greenhouse world....
Partnerships in International Research and Education
The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), as part of the Partnerships in International Research and Education (PIRE) program, is seeking candidates for paid summer internships for graduate students in seismology, crustal deformation, igneous petrology, and physical volcanology. The PIRE program is intended to study the causes and mechanics of explosive volcanism while fostering ties between scientists in the United States and Russia. Successful applicants will become members of a U.S.-Russia-Japan team working to compare the response of crustal magma systems to catastrophic decompression at Bezymianny and Sheveluch Volcanoes, Kamchatka, Russia, and Mount St. Helens, Washington. The program is open to...
Coral Reefs: Trouble in Paradise: Educators' Session and Public Lecture
COSEE-West (Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence) is presenting this public lecture by Dr. Karla Heidelberg, a speciaist in coral feeding and health. Dr. Heidelberg will discuss the current condition and possible future of coral reefs around the world. An educators' session for K-12 teachers and informal educators will preceed the lecture. Educators who attend both the pre-lecture session and the lecture may receive a $50 attendance stipend. Classroom teachers may also get credit for professional development hours. Advance registration is required.
MERI: Marine Education Internships
The Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI), is seeking candidates to fill three Marine Education Internships for summer 2007. These are full-time positions requiring a commitment of 11 weeks. Candidates should be undergraduates or recent graduates in environmental education, marine sciences, biology, environmental sciences or a similar major. Duties include: assistance with the implementation of educational programming; interpretation of exhibits in the Ocean Aquarium Room; maintenance of the Ocean Room aquaria and touch tank; assistance with the production of informational materials; promotion of the MERI mission; and others, as necessary.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is soliciting proposals for the MARGINS program, a research effort to to understand the complex interplay of processes that govern continental margin evolution on a global scale. Proposals should focus on the following initiatives: 1) the Subduction Factory Experiment, which includes research on two contrasting subduction zones; 2) the Seismogenic Zone Experiment to study the shallow subduction plate interface that is locked and accumulates elastic strain; and 3) the Source-to-Sink Experiment, a comprehensive study of linked, terrestrial and marine dispersal systems over the range of time scales for which sedimentary processes operate. Proposals are also...
Earthwatch Institute: Education Fellowships and Alternative Expedition Funding
Earthwatch Institute is offering fellowships to fund K-12 educators and administrators to join scientific research expeditions around the world. Fellows will participate in one- to three-week field research projects, working with diverse teams of volunteers under the direction of renowned scientists. Participating educators work alongside leading field scientists on some of the most important environmental issues facing the planet today, like climate change and biodiversity. Educators may help an endangered species, unearth an ancient society, or protect threatened habitats. Research projects range in discipline, from archaeology to zoology. Application deadlines are rolling; visit the link provided above for additional information.
Seminars on Science: New Online Courses for Science Educators from the American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) has developed 'Seminars on Science', an online teacher professional development program, in order to connect teachers across North America to cutting-edge research and to provide them with powerful classroom resources. This program offers award-winning online courses in the life, Earth, and physical sciences designed by AMNH for K-12 educators. Each six-week course immerses the learner in an area of contemporary research, provides a deeper understanding of both the science and the tools of scientific inquiry, and features an array of classroom resources. Courses are co-taught and led by AMNH scientists and educators and...
Bringing MARGINS Science to the Classroom
The MARGINS Program is an initiative to study the Earth's continental margins, the principal locations of hydrocarbon and metal resources, earthquake, landslide, volcanic and climatic hazards, and the greatest population density. This workshop will bring together scientists, educators and members of the MARGINS Steering Committee to identify critical content and initate development of web-based 'mini-lessons' for use in undergraduate teaching. It is intended to promote the use of MARGINS data and science in education and to engage the MARGINS research and educational community in the generation and testing of multidisciplinary learning materials derived from MARGINS science. Workshop paricipants will be...
Connecting Geoscience Departments to the Future of Science: New Structures for Research and Curriculum
This workshop will explore ways in which geoscience departments and programs will evolve as geoscience becomes more interdisciplinary, embraces new computational and analytic capacities, and participates in an increasingly global community. Participants from major research universities, regional comprehensive universities, and liberal arts colleges will convene to consider the implications of these ongoing changes in curriculum design, ways students and faculty research is supported, and the nature of geoscience departments themselves. Workshop participants will produce a website documenting current practice, a white paper describing their collective vision for geoscience departments of the future, and initiate sustained discussion groups.
Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences: Workshop for Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows
This workshop, part of the Cutting Edge series presented by the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College, will feature faculty members and administrators who will provide guidance and information that will help participants to be stronger candidates for academic positions and to succeed in academic jobs. Session topics focus on becoming both a successful teacher and researcher. Each participant will take home ideas to improve their teaching skills and will develop a personal action plan. The workshop is designed specifically for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are interested in pursuing academic careers.
Early Career Geoscience Faculty: Teaching, Research, and Managing Your Career
This workshop, part of the Cutting Edge series presented by the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College, will feature sessions on effective teaching strategies, course design, establishing a research program in a new setting, working with research students, balancing professional and personal responsibilities, and time-management. Undergraduate educators in the early stages of their careers will gain new ideas and interact with other educators who are in the same situation as themselves. Participants must have a full-time faculty position at a two-year or four-year college or a university at the time of the workshop and must be in their...