Edgar A. Bering, III Edgar A. Bering, III

IAGA Symposium J10 Innovattion in Geoscience Education and Outreach

Posted on February 23, 2021 - 2:31 PM CST

8/21/2021 (Sat)- 12:00 AM to 8/27/2021 - 12:00 AM CDT

Tags: Higher Education | SMD E/PO Community | Educator | Conference / Meeting | Literature / Publications / Articles / Research | Higher Education Working Group | K-12 Working Group | Outreach Working Group | Scientists | Earth Science | Heliophysics

Event information

Convener: Manoj Nair (manoj.c.nair@noaa.gov)
Co-Conveners: Edgar Bering (spacephy@Central.UH.EDU) | Raju Sakar (rajusarkar.cst@rub.edu.bt) | Hannah Rogers (h.f.rogers@sms.ed.ac.uk) | Tereza Kameníková (kamenitka@gmail.com)

This symposium calls for papers describing innovations in geoscience instruction methods, citizen science initiatives and community learning efforts. Papers are welcome on all aspects of education and citizen-science including methodology, data collection, data analysis, non-traditional areas of curriculum, case studies etc. In particular we invite contributions related to the use of machine learning, big data analysis and virtual reality (VR) applications in citizen science and education. We also encourage submissions that describe ways to broaden the public understanding and appreciation of science and to attract non-traditional and under-represented students into the sciences. Papers are welcome describing advances in all levels of instruction, including secondary and higher education. We are particularly interested in papers about inventive approaches to inquiry based learning in all geosciences. Involving students and the public in designing experiments and collecting data has been shown to foster a scientific identity, to increase overall interest in science, and to improve the perceived value of scientific research.