January 2015 IAGD Newsletter: Current Topics on Access and Inclusion

Current Topics on Access and Inclusion By Gretchen Miller, IAGD Executive Counselor Blind students learn to think like scientists with revolutionary traveling toolboxes  Several groups in Utah are developing educational toolboxes to teach evolutionary biology to visually impaired K-12 students. The toolboxes use tactile models, graphics, maps, etc. to...

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January 2015 IAGD Newsletter: Geoscience Education ENGAGE Workshop

Geoscience Education ENGAGE Workshop By Caitlin Callahan, IAGD Executive Counselor On January 18-20, the IRIS consortium in Washington D.C. hosted the ENGAGE workshop, a meeting intent on Encouraging Networks between Geoscience and Geoscience Education. The workshop brought together early-career geoscientists and geoscience education faculty and researchers in order to...

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January 2015 IAGD Newsletter: Membership Update

Membership Update Our first International Ambassador has been appointed! With an IAGD community quickly growing in India, R.M. Ananya Vasudev from the Department of Earth Science and Resource Management at Kuvempu University has been appointed to continue development of the IAGD network in India and to work to develop...

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January 2015 IAGD Newsletter: IAGD Member Highlights

IAGD Member Highlights By Ruth Armbruster, current intern with the US Forest Service through GeoCorps America. It’s great to finally be here in Steamboat Springs after months and months of anticipation and preparation. I was facing some major unknowns as I handed my keys over to a sub-letter and...

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January 2015 IAGD Newsletter: New Website Resource: Consortium Accessible Geoscience Field Schools

New Website Resource: Consortium Accessible Geoscience Field Schools As a result of several successful field courses and trips offered for students with disabilities over the past years, the IAGD is working to establish the IAGD Consortium of Accessible Field Courses. We are extending the online resource development initiated by...

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January 2015 IAGD Newsletter: AGI Geoscience Leadership Forum on Access and Inclusion in the Geosciences

AGI Geoscience Leadership Forum on Access and Inclusion in the Geosciences By Heather Houlton, American Geosciences Institute On September 15th, 2014, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the IAGD hosted the 2014 AGI Leadership Forum. During this annual meeting, the leadership of AGI’s member societies come together in Washington,...

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January 2015 IAGD Newsletter: Geological Society of London Higher Education Network (HEN) Conference

Geological Society of London Higher Education Network (HEN) Conference By Alison Stokes, IAGD Executive Counselor On 21st January 2015 Plymouth University (UK) hosted the annual meeting of the Geological Society of London Higher Education Network. The conference attracted geoscience education practitioners from across the UK, and provided an ideal...

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January 2015 IAGD Newsletter: Geological Society of London New Access Statement

January 2015 IAGD Newsletter: Geological Society of London New Access Statement

Geological Society of London New Access Statement By Sarah Day, Geol. Society of London (@geowriter) The Geological Society has today made a commitment to improving diversity within the geosciences by signing the Science Council’s Declaration on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. The Declaration on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion brings together...

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January 2015 IAGD Newsletter: IAGD Foundation Update

IAGD Foundation Update Since forming in 2008, the IAGD has operated solely on volunteering, research and in-kind support. However, on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, the IAGD officially became registered with the Secretary of the State of Ohio, USA, as a Non-Profit Corporation. The new corporate status will allow us...

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January 2015 IAGD Newsletter: Fall Wrap-Up

January 2015 IAGD Newsletter: Fall Wrap-Up

Fall Wrap-Up 2014 Geological Society of America in Vancouver  This year The IAGD conducted the first fully accessible field trip during the Geological Society of American’s Annual Meeting. GSA Trip 416: Full Access to the Geology of the Sea to Sky Highway included 35 participants from four different countries,...

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