Sustainability and Climate Change Workshops

Colleagues-

 

Below you will find several workshop opportunities on Sustainability and Climate,  as well as workshops on Teaching the Methods of Geoscience, Teaching Environmental Geology, and workshops for early career faculty and those preparing for an academic career.  Note that many of these workshops have impending application deadlines.

 

In addition, you will find below the first call for module authors from the InTeGrate project.  InTeGrate (http://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/index.html) is a 5 year, community effort to improve geoscience literacy and build a workforce that is prepared to tackle environmental and resource challenges. The project includes many opportunities for participation and collaboration such as developing curricular materials, assessing and testing newly developed materials, or attending a workshop.

 

I hope that you will find something of interest in this set of opportunities.

 

Cathy Manduca

 

 

Call for InTeGrate Introductory Module Authors

 

The InTeGrate Project (Interdisciplinary Teaching of Geoscience for a Sustainable Future) seeks applications from faculty and instructors to become co-authors of modular teaching materials for use in college-level introductory geoscience or environmental science courses.

Module teams will consist of three co-authors who will write, test, revise and publish modules that support broad development of geoscience literacy by teaching about geoscience/environmental science in the context of societal issues. Each module team member will receive a $15,000 stipend for the successful completion of the module.

Over the life of the project we anticipate the creation of twelve modules. In this first round of module development, we seek applications to fully support teaching of one of the following module topics over approximately two weeks of classes:
– Humanity’s dependence on Earth’s mineral resources
– Interchanges between ocean and atmosphere in short-term climate variations
– Natural hazards, earth processes, and society
– The availability of sufficient clean freshwater
– Impact of modern environmental change on the biosphere

The application deadline is March 16, 2012. You may apply independently or as part of a team. Team members must be from 3 different academic institutions. All module materials must meet the standards set forth in the InTeGrate Design Rubric.

For more information, see the Call for Authors and the Module Author Application form:
http://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/call_authors.html
http://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/author_apply.html

Contact David McConnell with questions (damcconn@ncsu.edu)

 

2012 Workshops for Sustainability and Climate

The topics of sustainability and climate change offer important opportunities to engage students in science that is multidisciplinary, complex and societally relevant. Thus, we are pleased to announce a suite of workshops for college faculty addressing various aspects of sustainability and climate science in higher education. Note that many of these workshops have application deadlines in early March.

 

Two workshops from the InTeGrate project will address sustainability at two different scales: first at the level of departments, programs and degree pathways, and secondly in the design of individual courses. These workshops are designed to foster an integration of geoscience and other disciplines in the teaching of sustainability.

 

Programs that Bring Together Geoscience and Sustainability – May 23-25, 2012, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Application deadline: March 5, 2012
http://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/workshops/programs2012/index.html

 

Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences – July 24 – 26, 2012, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Application deadline: April 20, 2012
http://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/workshops/sustainability2012/index.html

 

The CLEAN project is offering two online workshops to promote effective strategies for teaching climate science. These workshops will include presentations, interactive demonstrations of successful classroom activities, and collaborative projects with other workshop participants.

 

Communicating Climate Science in the Classroom – April 2 – 11, 2012
Application deadline: March 1, 2012
http://cleanet.org/clean/community/workshops/communication2012/index.html

 

Teaching Climate Complexity – May 7 – 16, 2012
Application deadline: March 31, 2012
http://cleanet.org/clean/community/workshops/climate2012/index.html

 

 

Other workshops with upcoming application deadlines:

 

Teaching Environmental Geology – June 2-6, 2012, Montana State University, Bozeman MT
Application deadline: March 1, 2012
http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/environmental/workshop12/index.html

 

Teaching the Methods of Geoscience – June 27-30, 2012, Montana State University, Bozeman MT
Application deadline March 30, 2012
http://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/workshops/methods2012/index.html

 

Workshop for Early Career Geoscience Faculty: Teaching, Research, and Managing Your Career – June 10-15 2012, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Application deadline: March 1, 2012
http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/earlycareer2012/index.html
Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences – June 27-30, 2012 – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Application deadline: March 8, 2012
http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/careerprep2012/index.html

 

Please forward this announcement to interested colleagues.

 

Contact Cathy Manduca (cmanduca@carleton.edu) with questions. Thank you!

 

 

Cathryn A. Manduca

Director, Science Education Resource Center

Executive Director, National Association of Geoscience Teachers

 

Carleton College

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