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Bringing scientists and teachers together for the Cape Town GIFT workshop

Bringing scientists and teachers together for the Cape Town GIFT workshop

Many teachers follow path writ by a particular diction, which reads “lifelong learning”. There is no other way, actually, to keep track of all of these fast changing issues and challenges of today’s world, which, in many ways, touch geoscientific topics (climate change, food security, geopolitics, to name but a few). Consequently many teachers are eager to learn from science as much as they can in ...[Read More]

The many ways of using art for science education: by artist and illustrator Heike Jane Zimmermann

The many ways of using art for science education: by artist and illustrator Heike Jane Zimmermann

This week – on 24 January – the world observed the International Day of Education. At EGU, it felt like the perfect time for us to explore the intersection of science and art, and how they can be used in creative ways to educate and inform people regardless of their age and background. I spoke to Heike Jane Zimmermann who is an illustrator and sculptor with a particular passion for eco ...[Read More]

Can anyone engage in geoscience outreach or does it take certain skills?

Can anyone engage in geoscience outreach or does it take certain skills?

On 20 October 2023, a team of geoscientists will host EGU’s Geoscience Day in Santorini and Nisyros (Greece) with a diverse audience: 60 young students from Nisyros Elementary School, 120 students from the Vocational High School of Santorini, educators, local journalists and representatives of the tourism industry. With such a mixed group of attendees, one might expect unique challenges that ...[Read More]

Meet the EGU Education Committee!

Meet the EGU Education Committee!

The EGU’s Education Committee (EC) helps to bring science to educators, from higher education funding grants and coordinating training programmes to bringing teachers to Vienna to participate in the annual GIFT (Geoscience Information For Teachers) workshop and meet with scientists at the EGU General Assembly. In this article, six of the volunteer committee members reflect on what it’s ...[Read More]