On August 21, 2017, there will be a total eclipse of the Sun visible from the U.S. (and only the US!) The path of what is being called the “All American” total eclipse is only about 60 miles wide and goes from a beach in Oregon to a beach in South Carolina, crossing the country diagonally. The partial eclipse, on the other hand, will be visible to 500 million people in all parts of the US and North America.
Earth Science Week 2016 Toolkits are available for advance orders now! The kit contains everything you need to prepare for Earth Science Week (October 9-15, 2016), which celebrates the theme "Our Shared Geoheritage."
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The New York State Earth Science Teachers Association (NYESTA) is partnering with SUNY Oneonta for its 3rd Summer Field Conference (http://nyesta.org/Site/Conference.html) on Jul 20 - 22. NYESTA will also present its "Distinguished Service Award" to Jeffrey Callister and its "Distinguished Teacher Award" to Rebecca Remis, both long-time NYESTA and NESTA members.
From AGI -- In Geoscience Currents #110, we examine the current state of gender diversity in U.S. geoscience programs. Female participation rates in geoscience programs have been slightly declining to steady over the last decade, but when coupled with the strong enrollment growth, the actual number of women in geoscience programs has continued to grow briskly. These trends have generally continued in 2015, except for a sharper decline in the percentage of women being conferred graduate degrees.
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From AGI -- In Geoscience Currents #109, we take a look at the latest reported enrollments and degrees granted in U.S. Geoscience Programs. Overall, geoscience enrollments remain robust, growing 7% for undergraduate enrollments. Graduate enrollments remained flat between 2014 and 2015. Noticable within the reported data is the growth of wholly online geoscience degree programs, which account for more than all of the recognized enrollment growth of undergraduate majors in 2015.