Outreach Session & Teacher Workshop at the GAC-MAC Meeting June 1-3, 2016
Please consider submitting an abstract and attending the Outreach Session at the GAC-MAC Meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon. We hope that this will be a fun and useful setting for all CGEN members to explore and share ideas on using websites for education and outreach. Abstracts submissions open January 1, 2016! Join us as well for the Teacher workshop on Friday June 3, and the CGEN AGM on June 4.
Whitehorse, Yukon, June 2, 2016
Making the most of Earth science websites to support outreach and education Special Session 10 (SS10)
Session co-chairs: Eileen Van der Flier-Keller, Sarah Laxton, Charly Bank, Beth McLarty Halfkenny, Miriam Vos-Guenter
As the "Four Billion Years and Counting" website joins sites such as Earthlinks, Careers in Earth Science, and EdGEO, which are important for Earth science outreach and education in Canada and elsewhere, this session provides an opportunity to share ideas, experiences and insights for making the most of digital resources to engage young people, support teachers and promote public awareness of the importance of Earth science to society.
Abstracts submissions open: January 1, 2016
Abstract submission deadline: January 31, 2016
Teacher Workshop , June 3, 2016
CGEN & EdGEO Teacher Professional Development Workshop
This full-day Earth Science instructional development workshop will include a hands-on learning session and field trip to local geologic exposures. The themes that will be explored include Earth science classroom teaching resources and activities, the geology of the Whitehorse area, and curriculum connections. The workshop is of interest to elementary, secondary educators, including those in social studies, science, and geography. This is a recognized In-Service Professional Development activity for Yukon Teachers.
To register for the Workshop contact: Sarah Laxton, Outreach Geologist, Yukon Geological Survey firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (867) 393-7187
GAC-MAC conference website: http://whitehorse2016.ca/