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Call for abstracts for two American Geophysical Union special sessions on education and citizen science. Meeting December 3-7, 2012, in San Francisco. ABSTRACTS DUE 8 AUG 2012.

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There are a number of citizen science sessions at this year's meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco (December 3-7, 2012). To join in, submit your abstract to any of these sessions by 8 AUGUST 2012!


http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2012/

ED035 “Teacher Professional Development Programs Promoting Authentic Scientific Research in the Classroom”

ED029 "Public Participation in Citizen Science Research"

ED018: Engaging the Public in Geoscience Research

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ED035 "Teacher Professional Development Programs Promoting Authentic Scientific Research in the Classroom" - Connie Walker, cwalker@noao.edu

This session focuses on building a framework or model for successful research experiences for educators. Papers will address new projects, the roles of scientists and education specialists, the value of teams or ways to bring research experiences back to the classroom. Other topics can include recruitment strategies, program scale-up, financial planning, Internet and archival research projects, citizen science, mentoring issues, training of scientists and evaluation. Presentations are invited from all scientific disciplines: astronomy/space physics, atmospheric and ocean sciences, geology and geophysics, climate and environmental science, etc. Printed materials and CDs supplied by presenters. Celebrating its 10th year, this session offers the opportunity to talk about your professional development program that incorporates authentic research in the classroom! Share your experiences and learn about other programs.

ED029 "Public Participation in Citizen Science Research" - Connie Walker, cwalker@noao.edu

Citizen science programs are gaining in popularity. They have the potential to benefit participants, extend scientific research, and improve public understanding of how science is done by engaging non-specialists in observations, measurements or classifications. Programs can range in involvement from passive to active. Citizen science offers a powerful approach to addressing a wide scope of scientific questions. In this session we will present projects and approaches used for citizen science across the geophysical spectrum. Presentations will include best practices and lessons learned from current projects in space and astronomy, geosciences and environmental, climate and ocean sciences, as well as a discussion of future directions. For the 4th year in a row, this session offers the opportunity to share your experiences involving citizen science programs as they gain popularity and have the potential to benefit participants, extend scientific research, and improve public understanding of how science is done.

ED018: Engaging the Public in Geoscience Research - Sandra Henderson, shenderson@neoninc.org and Annette Schloss, annette.schloss@unh.edu

This session will focus on best practices and lessons learned from successful citizen science programs that promote greater understanding of geoscience content and protocols through participation. Submissions that address planning, marketing, recruiting, retention, web site design, data entry, data quality control, coordination and management, project evaluation, and final reporting back to participants are encouraged. Abstracts are encouraged that represent the diversity of participants found in citizen science projects including K-12 school groups, informal science centers, individuals, communities, universities, and laboratories. Special consideration will be given to abstracts that utilize mobile technologies to collect and report data. Accepted authors include: Nolan Doeskin (Colorado Climate Center, CoCoRaHS - Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network); Rajul Pandya (Director, Spark, UCAR Education and Outreach); Jeffrey Schloss (University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Professor and Coordinator, NH Lakes Lay Monitoring Program); and Leah Wasser (NEON, Coordinator, National Geographic’s Fieldscope and Project BudBurst)

Abstracts are being solicited now through 8 AUGUST 2012 (23:59 UT). The abstract on-line submission form and submittal instructions are available at http://agu-fm12.abstractcentral.com/. AGU policy allows one "education" abstract to be submitted in addition to a "science" abstract. If you are not a member of AGU, an AGU member may sponsor you to submit an abstract. If you are not an AGU member and do not have a sponsor to submit abstracts for these two sessions, please contact the session conveners listed above. For more information about the 2012 Fall Meeting, visit http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2012/.




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