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Education Sessions and Activities at AGU Fall 2014 Meeting

NAGT is pleased to outline a variety of geoscience education sessions planned for the Fall 2014 AGU Meeting held in San Francisco, CA, from 15-19 December, 2014. We will be releasing additional information as it becomes available.

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Workshops

Various entities, including NAGT, are offering a very full schedule of education- and outreach-related workshops at this year's Fall Meeting. More information about these workshops will be posted as it becomes available.

When AGU releases the full slate of workshops, you will be able to access it on the Fall Meeting website.

Town Halls and Events

AGU is currently accepting proposals for Town Halls for the 2014 Fall Meeting. Town Halls offer an opportunity for government agencies, academic programs, special projects, and other focused interest groups to gather input from the broader AGU Community. Get yours in today!

Education Topical Sessions

Click on the links below to see session descriptions and submit abstracts via the AGU website.

A climate change curriculum for graduate and senior university students
James M Byrne1, Leanne Jane Little1, Richard B Alley2 and Stephan Lewandowsky3, (1)University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB, Canada(2)Pennsylvania State Univ, University Park, PA, United States(3)University Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia

Amazing technologies and capabilities that contribute to STEM
Emily Law, CalTech JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States, Kristen J Erickson, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States and Brian Hamilton Day, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, United States

Audio for Earth and Space Science Education and Outreach
Laura A Guertin, Penn State Brandywine, Media, PA, United States, Erin R Kraal, Department of Physical Science, Kutztown, PA, United States and Ari Epstein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Terrascope Program, Cambridge, MA, United States

Best Practices in Meaningful and Authentic Science Outreach to Formal and Informal Audiences
Todd D Ellis, SUNY College at Oneonta, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Kinderhook, NY, United States and Melissa A Burt, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States

Bridging the Gap between Social Justice and Scientific Environmental Awareness through Coursework
Nicole C Bouvier-Brown, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, United States and Elizabeth E Dahl, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD, United States

Bright STaRS: Bright Students Training as Research Scientists
Jennifer Saltzman, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States and Pranoti M Asher, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States

Broader Impacts of the EarthScope Program: Recent and Active Geoscience Education and Outreach Activities
Steven C Semken1,2, Donna Charlevoix3, John Taber4 and Sarah Robinson1,2, (1)Arizona State University, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Tempe, AZ, United States(2)EarthScope National Office, Tempe, AZ, United States(3)UNAVCO, Inc. Boulder, Education and Community Engagement, Boulder, CO, United States(4)Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology - IRIS, Education and Public Outreach, Washington, DC, United States

Challenges & Approaches to Running Effective Undergraduate Research Experiences in the Geosciences
Rebecca Haacker-Santos1, Daphne S LaDue2 and Valerie Sloan1, (1)UCAR, Boulder, CO, United States(2)University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, United States

Climate Literacy and the Culture of Science: Promoting understanding of how science works
Mona Behl, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, United States, Laura F Tenenbaum, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Burbank, CA, United States and Lin H Chambers, Nasa Langley Res Ctr, Hampton, VA, United States

Climate Literacy: Anytime, Anywhere Communication - Successful Strategies for Talking About Controversial Issues Outside the Classroom
Ingrid Zabel, Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, NY, United States, Raluca Ellis, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA, United States and Martha Shaw, EarthAdvertising, New York, NY, United States

Climate Literacy: Climate Science Broader Impacts Done Well
Susan M Buhr Sullivan1, Ingrid H.H. Zabel2, Don Duggan-Haas1 and Robert M Ross2, (1)University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States(2)Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, NY, United States

Climate Literacy: Emphasizing Effective Responses and Solutions
Mark McCaffrey, National Center for Science Ed, Oakland, CA, United States, Jennifer Saltzman, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States and Joshua Sneideman, Department of Energy Washington DC, Einstein Fellow, Washington, DC, United States

Climate Literacy: Impacts, Evidence, and Best Practices From Research and Evaluation
Anne U Gold, CIRES/CU Boulder-Rsrch Lab 2, Boulder, CO, United States, Karen McNeal, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States, Julie Lee Lambert, Florida Atlantic University, Key Biscayne, FL, United States and Julie C Libarkin, Michigan State University, Natural Science Building; Department of Geological Sciences, East Lansing, MI, United States

Climate Literacy: Maximizing Teachable Moments: Best Practices in Communicating Climate Assessments to Decision-Makers and the Public
Mark McCaffrey, National Center for Science Ed, Oakland, CA, United States, Alexandra M Shultz, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States and Olivia Ambrogio, American Geophysical Union, Washington, United States

Climate Literacy: Minority Serving Institutions Pre-Service Teacher Preparation in Climate Literacy
Linda B Hayden, Elizabeth City St Univ, Elizabeth City, NC, United States and Stephen R Hale, University of New Hampshire, Leitzel Center, Durham, NH, United States

Climate Literacy: Overcoming the Actors and Actions that Inhibit Climate Science Education and Informed Decision Making
Minda Berbeco, National Center for Science Education, Oakland, CA, United States, Dana Nuccitelli, Skeptical Science, Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Pallavi Phartiyal, Union of Concerned Scientists Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States

Climate Literacy: Scaling Impacts of Climate Literacy Efforts through Effective Partnerships and Networks
Bonnie Murray, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, Gail Scowcroft, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States and Mona Behl, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, United States

Climate Literacy: Supporting a Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Teaching About Climate for a Sustainable Future
Monica Z Bruckner, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, United States, Juliette N Rooney-varga, UMass Lowell, Lowell, MA, United States, James A Brey, AMS-Education Program, Washington, DC, United States and Anne Waple, Second Nature, Boston, MA, United States

Climate Literacy: The Challenges of Preparing Climate Literate K-12 Teachers and Students
James A Brey, AMS-Education Program, Washington, DC, United States, Nick Haddad, TERC, Cambridge, MA, United States, Missy Holzer, National Earth Science Teachers Association, Boulder, CO, United States and Frank Niepold III, NOAA Washington DC, Brookeville, MD, United States

Education General Contributions
Tamara S Ledley, TERC, Cambridge, MA, United States and Stephen A Macko, Univ Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Educator Professional Development Programs Promoting Authentic Scientific Research
Constance E Walker1, Janet Warburton2, Sanlyn Buxner3 and Stephen M Pompea1, (1)National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ, United States(2)ARCUS, Fairbanks, AK, United States(3)Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ, United States

Engaging Engineers in Education and Public Outreach: Models of Success for Teaching Students about Engineering Practices
Sanlyn Buxner1, Jennifer Grier1 and Sandra Weeks2, (1)Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ, United States(2)McREL International, Denver, CO, United States

Era of Citizen Science: Intersection of Outreach, Crowd-Sourced Data and Scientific Research
Constance E Walker1, Padma A Yanamandra-Fisher2, Pamela Gay3 and Stephen M Pompea1, (1)National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ, United States(2)Space Science Institute, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States(3)Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL, United States

Experience-based Learning: Enhancing Understanding by Expanding the Limits of the Classroom
Stephen A Macko, Univ Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States and Arthur Schwarzschild, Univ Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Games, Interactive Simulations, and Virtual Labs for Science Teaching and Learning
Randy M Russell, UCAR, Learning Lab, Boulder, CO, United States and Erin L Wood, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States

Geoscience Workforce Issues: Demography, Gender, and Diversity
Dallas D Rhodes, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, United States; Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, United States and Chris Keane, American Geosciences Institute, Alexandria, VA, United States

Incorporating environmental, societal, and sustainability issues into traditional geoscience curricula
Geoffrey W Cook, U. of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States and Heather M Cook, California State University, San Marcos, Department of Chemistry, San Marcos, CA, United States

Increasing and Measuring the Impact of Education and Public Outreach
Hilaire B Davis, Technology for Learning, North Kingstown, RI, United States and Daniella Scalice, NASA Astrobiology Institute, Mountain View, CA, United States

Increasing the Diversity of Undergraduate Students in the Geosciences
Joshua I Villalobos, El Paso Community College, Geological Sciences Discipline, El Paso, TX, United States and Diane Irene Doser, University of Texas at El Paso, Geological Sciences, El Paso, TX, United States

Keeping Geology Alive: Interactive Demonstrations in the Earth Sciences (Pop-Ups)
John Leeman, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States and Hannah S Rabinowitz, Columbia University in the City of New York, New York, NY, United States

Pioneering Innovative Approaches for Remote Science, Education, and Outreach
Allison Fundis, Ocean Exploration Trust, Narragansett, RI, United States, Katherine Lynn Croff Bell, Ocean Exploration Trust, Newport, RI, United States, Catherine Coleman, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States and Liz Warren, Barrios Technology, Houston, TX, United States

Scientist Engagement in Education and Public Outreach: Sharing Effective Tools, Resources, and Stories ofSuccess
Sanlyn Buxner, Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ, United States, Nicholas A Gross, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States, Brooke C Hsu, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Laurel, MD, United States and M Alexandra Matiella Novak, Johns Hopkins University APL, Laurel, MD, United States

Solutions and Strategies for fostering GeoEthics and Enhancing the Geosciences Section
Britta Voss, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Neesha R Schnepf, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, Gretchen T Goldman, Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, DC, United States and David W Mogk, Montana State Univ, Bozeman, MT, United States

Student Professional Communities
Sanlyn Buxner, Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ, United States and Nicholas A Gross, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States

Teaching GeoEthics Across the Geoscience Curriculum
David W Mogk, Montana State Univ, Bozeman, MT, United States and John W Geissman, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, United States

Teaching Science Data Analytics Skills Needed to Facilitate Heterogeneous Data/Information Research: The Future Is Here
Steven J Kempler, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Emily Law, CalTech JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States, Sara J Graves, Univ. of Alabama/Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States and Chung-Lin Shie, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States

The Challenges Faced and Strategies Used When Switching Disciplines (Pop-Up Session)
Gabrielle Tepp, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, United States, Shi Sim, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States and Kasey Aderhold, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States

The Next Generation Science Standards: A Potential Revolution for Geoscience Education
Michael Edward Wysession, Washington Univ, Saint Louis, MO, United States and Michael Passow, Earth2Class Workshops for Teachers, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States

The Role of Scientists as Communicators: From the Classroom to the Pub
Heidi A Roop, GNS Science-Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd, Lower Hutt, New Zealand; Victoria University of Wellington, Antarctic Research Centre, Wellington, New Zealand, Sarah Bartholow, Arctic Research Consortium of the United States, Fairbanks, United States, Samuel Michael Illingworth, Univ of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom and Rhian Anya Salmon, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

The Value of Internships and Professional Development Experiences in the Earth and Space Sciences
Carolyn E Wilson, American Geological Institute, Alexandria, VA, United States and Bethany Holm Adamec, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States

Transformative Innovations in Earth, Oceans, and Atmospheric Science Education for Undergraduates Supported by the NSF Educational Funding Programs, and New Needs and Directions
Jeffrey G Ryan, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, United States and Jill Singer, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY, United States

Undergraduate Earth, atmospheric, ocean, and space science Research and Outreach Showcase
Aisha Renee Morris, UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, United States, Lee Phillips, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Geology, Greensboro, NC, United States, Lina C Patino, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, United States and Pranoti M Asher, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States

Undergraduate Research in Earth Science Classes: Engaging Students in the First Two Years
David W Mogk, Montana State Univ, Bozeman, MT, United States and Michael Edward Wysession, Washington Univ, Saint Louis, MO, United States

Unlocking the Educational Value of Hydrologic Research for Development of Student-Centered, Context-Rich, Active Hydrologic Learning experiences
Emad H Habib, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, United States, David G Tarboton, Utah State University, Logan, UT, United States, Upmanu Lall, Columbia Univ, New York, NY, United States and Thorsten Wagener, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Virtual Mechanisms for Supporting Underrepresented Minority Student Recruitment and Retention
Heather R Houlton, American Geosciences Institute, Alexandria, VA, United States, Lois Ricciardi, Institute for Broadening Participation, Damariscotta, ME, United States and Bethany Holm Adamec, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States

Virtual Undergraduate Earth, atmospheric, ocean, and space science Research and Outreach Showcase (Virtual Poster Session)
Pranoti M Asher, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States, Aisha Renee Morris, UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, United States, Lina C Patino, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, United States and Lee Phillips, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Geology, Greensboro, NC, United States

Water Sciences Pop-Ups
Sheila M Saia, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States and Timothy H.M. van Emmerik, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands





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