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"Earth & Space Science: Making Connections in EPO” Symposium at ASP

Posted on July 14, 2010 - 11:09 AM CDT

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UPDATE: Program Firming up for the "Earth & Space Science: Making Connections in EPO" -- A Symposium, Aug. 1 - 4, in Boulder, Colorado

Hosted by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) and Geological Society of America (GSA)
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We encourage you to make plans to attend this dynamic EPO Symposium coming up at the beginning of August:
http://www.astrosociety.org/events/meeting.html

Early registration discounts end June 30th. For registration information, see:
http://astrosociety.org/events/2010mtg/registration.html

A set of fascinating geology hikes has now been scheduled for 9 am Sunday morning, Aug. 1. See http://astrosociety.org/events/2010mtg/hikes.html.

Featured plenary speakers and panelists will include:
• Ed Prather and Emily CoBabe-Ammann on mutual interests of college instructors and earth & space science EPO professionals
• Atmospheric Scientist Susan Solomon (who won the Nobel Peace Prize along with Al Gore) updating us on global warming
• Peter Hewson, noted science education pioneer, on how people learn science
• Dennis Schatz, Michael Wysession and others on K-12 frameworks and standards for earth & space science
• Rick Fienberg, Gary Lewis and others on citizen science across the disciplines

Here is a sampling of one-hour workshops that have now been confirmed for this 2010 EPO conference:
• Making Connections with Underserved Communities, Broadening Participation in the STEM Fields
• Supporting Online Communities
• NASA E/PO Networks - How to Use Them to Your Advantage
• Teaching Climate Change
• Teaching with Galileoscopes and Other Small Telescopes
• The Intersection of NASA Astrophysics E/PO and Higher Education
• Video Tips for Worry-Free Informal Presentations
• Exploring assessment tools for research and evaluation in astronomy education and outreach
• Know Your Earth: A Fun Multi-Mission, Multi-Media View of NASA Earth-Observing Satellites and Global Climate Change.
• Highlighting the Moon: Using Lunar Education Resources to Enhance K-12 STEM Education for Classrooms and Science Centers
• NASA SMD Earth and Space Science Education Product Review
• Activities Helping Students Explore the Science of Climate and Ways to Take Action for the Health of the Planet
• Dealing with Public Fears of Doomsday 2012
• Astrophotography for All: Capturing the Colorful Cosmos with Online Telescopes
• Surrounded by Science - Improve Your Practice by Exploring What Research Says about Learning Science in Informal Environments
• U *can* diy! Using Social Media in Science Education and Public Outreach Programs to Connect with Audiences
• Astronomy Meets the Environmental Sciences: Activities for Informal and Formal Educational Settings

Session lead presenters at the symposium will be representing organizations such as:
• National Optical Astronomy Observatory
• Space Sciences Laboratory -- U. of California, Berkeley
• Space Telescope Science Institute
• Lunar and Planetary Institute
• University of Arizona
• NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
• NASA Lunar Science Institute
• The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
• University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
• Lawrence Hall of Science
• Gemini Observatory
• University of Colorado at Boulder
• University of Wyoming, Center for Astronomy & Physics Education Research
• Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
• SETI Institute
• Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
• Pacific Science Center

Inexpensive hotels and campus residence halls have been arranged, but lodgings are going fast. More info is at http://astrosociety.org/events/2010mtg/lodging.html.

There will also be a concurrent symposium, Cosmos in the Classroom, for instructors of introductory college courses in astronomy and related fields.
See http://astrosociety.org/events/2010mtg/cosmos.html.

We cordially invite you to join your colleagues in education and outreach in Boulder this August.

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Astronomical Society of the Pacific
(Advancing Science Literacy through Astronomy since 1889) 390 Ashton Avenue San Francisco, CA 94112 www.astrosociety.org