GSA Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, USA - 2017

Paper No. 163-1
Presentation Time: 9:00 AM-6:30 PM


ORR, Cailin Huyck1, FOX, Sean P.1, EGGER, Anne E.2 and WENNER, Jennifer M.3, (1)Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, 1 North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057, (2)Geological Sciences, Central Washington University, 400 E. University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7418, (3)Geology Department, Univ of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901,

The Teach the Earth (TTE) website portal supports teaching and learning about the Earth by providing online resources for educators in the geosciences and related fields. TTE was initially envisioned as a way to showcase products and materials from across a range of geoscience-related projects hosted by the Science Education Resource Center. We are now proud to announce that TTE is expanding its scope with support and management from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT). The new Teach the Earth site aspires to be a portal to high-quality earth education materials from a wide variety of sources. Along with the new association with NAGT comes a redesign and inclusion of new features that make it easier to find helpful resources from the full range of projects and websites.

TTE Resources include classroom activities, course descriptions and syllabi, information about pedagogical strategies, topical collections, and more. This collection of teaching materials already encompasses over 4,000 activities across Earth-related disciplines. Features of the TTE site include opportunities to browse key resources by resource type (activities, workshops, for target audiences etc. ), by a broad range of topical themes that draw from both the Earth and allied fields, as well as topics related to strengthening your teaching, strengthening your department or program and working in specific academic environments. These themes reflect priorities of the geoscience education community and how individual educators report looking for materials. NAGT’s peer review processes, for both individual activities and entire websites, are being used to ensure that the TTE site serves as a gateway to the highest quality earth education materials.

Teach the Earth grows out of the community of Earth Educators who share activities and resources. You are encouraged to join our community and contribute to the effort.