"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)

We encourage you to make plans to attend this dynamic EPO Symposium coming up at the beginning of August:

Early registration discounts end June 30th. For registration information, see:

A set of fascinating geology hikes has now been scheduled for 9 am Sunday morning, Aug. 1. See

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

There will also be a concurrent symposium, Cosmos in the Classroom, for instructors of introductory college courses in astronomy and related fields.

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

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