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EARTH Magazine: Narratives from Nepal: Relief and Rebuilding after the Gorkha Earthquake

EARTH Magazine

From EARTH Magazine, 12/11/2015  --  Next week at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, geoscientists will be meeting to discuss findings from the April 2015 Gorkha Earthquake, which devastated Nepal and killed approximately 8,900 people. EARTH Magazine brings you a special feature that describes how initial data informed relief efforts and a community ranging from mountaineers to geophysicists to engineers is helping Nepal rebuild.

New Contest Encourages 'Visualizing My Earth'

American Geosciences Institute

12/07/2015  --  The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the Center for Geoscience and Society are pleased to extend the celebration of Earth Science Week 2015 with the announcement of a new contest. The Visualizing My Earth Challenge invites full-time secondary and postsecondary students (ages 14 and older) to submit visual representations of natural phenomena from a geoscience perspective.

EARTH Magazine: Isotopes Could Reveal Ancient American Turquoise Trade

EARTH Magazine

From EARTH Magazine, 11/30/2015  --  A new study from geoscience researchers has important implications for studies of Mesoamerica and North America prior to the arrival of European settlers. Using isotope geochemistry, scientists at Pennsylvania's Dickenson College and the University of Arizona are trying to identify if turquoise mineral specimens record the signature of their parent ore deposits.

2015 PAESTA Earth Science Week Essay Contest Winners Announced

Earth Science Week

For Earth Science Week 2015, PAESTA held an essay contest that challenged K-12 students in Pennsylvania to write an essay with the following theme: Why Earth Science Matters in Pennsylvania. We are thrilled to announce the three winning essays, all written by students in Sandy Grajewski's classroom at Conrad Weiser High School in Robesonia, PA.

AGI Accepting Applications for Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching

American Geosciences Institute

Deadline: January 20, 2016

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is accepting applications for the Edward C. Roy Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching. Given annually, this award is presented to one full-time K-8 teacher in the U.S. or U.K. whose excellence and innovation in the classroom elevates students' understanding of the Earth and its many processes.

AGI Geoscience Currents #107: Field and Research Experiences in Introductory Geoscience Courses

American Geosciences Institute

According to AGI's Geoscience Student Exit Survey, 48% of geoscience graduates choose to major in the geosciences at some point during their fi rst two years as an undergraduate. This supports the importance of the introductory geoscience courses as recruitment tools into the major. AGI is conducting a brief survey to see the subject focus of these introductory courses, as well as the supplementary activities, such as fi eld and research experiences, that can develop interest in the geosciences, for universities in the United States and Canada.

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