EARTHSCOPE NATIONAL OFFICE EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAM: 2012 UPDATE ON ACTIVITIES AND BROADER IMPACTS
The EarthScope National Office (ESNO) at Arizona State University serves all EarthScope stakeholders: comprising researchers, educators, students, and the general public. ESNO actively supports and promotes geoscience E&O with programmatic activities such as a regularly updated presence on the web and social media, newsletters, biannual national conferences, workshops for E&O providers and informal educators (interpreters), collaborative interaction with other geoscience organizations, continuing education for researchers, promotion of place-based education, and support for regional K-12 teacher professional-development programs led by EarthScope stakeholders. EarthScope E&O, coordinated by ESNO, leads the compilation and dissemination of the data, findings, and legacy of the epic EarthScope Program. In this presentation we update ESNO E&O activities and outcomes, including web and social-media upgrades, the Earth Science E&O Provider Summit for partnering organizations, the Central Appalachian Interpretive Workshop for informal Earth science educators, the U.S. Science and Engineering Fair, and collaborative efforts with partner organizations. The EarthScope National Office is supported by the National Science Foundation under grants EAR-1101100 and EAR-1216301. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.