Earth Science Institute Now Accepting Applications

Participants from 2014 share classroom activities
Participants from 2014 share classroom activities

Teachers at the 6-12 level are invited to apply to attend the 2015 Earth Science Institute to learn more about Earth science and the geology of Nebraska. The Earth Science Institute will hold a series of 3 hands-on workshops to educate teachers and provide them with materials that they can import into their curriculum.

The focus of the 2015 workshop series is the geosphere. They will discuss major topics such as: the Earth’s internal structure and dynamics, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, and mineral resources and their consumption. All topics will be discussed in the context of both contemporary and ancient events that occurred in Nebraska. Workshops will be held at locations that are ideally situated to field-based learning.

Each participant will receive a stipend of $100 per day for participating in the workshop series. The application deadline is April 1, 2015.

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