The fourth annual Earth Educators’ Rendezvous conference will be held at the University of Kansas Earth, Energy and Environment Center July 16-20, 2018. The conference is supported by the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College and the National Association and Geoscience Teachers (NAGT). The University of Kansas Department of Geology and chair Dr. Jennifer Roberts are the local hosts for the conference.
The event brings together earth science educators and researchers at all levels, from K-12 to university faculty, administrators, and graduate students. Among this year’s conference themes are new teaching approaches, research programs, career preparation, and addressing learning challenges in the classroom. The multiple themes will be addressed through a combination of workshops, active teaching demonstrations, poster presentations, contributed talks, discussions, and plenary presentations.
Speakers for the Plenary Sessions include Beverly Wright, professor of sociology and a founding director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ), based in New Orleans, LA and Dorothy Barnett of the Climate and Energy Project (CEP), based in Kansas.
Faculty from the KU Department of Geology will kick off the conference by leading a special field trip to the Konza Prairie for attendees on Sunday, July 15, organized and led by Professor Gwendolyn Macpherson and Professor Anthony Walton.