Category: Education

Earth Science Week 2012: Exploring Careers in the Earth Sciences

Photograph of a USGS employee encircled by children learning about earth science. Image Credit: USGS.

Photograph of a USGS employee encircled by children learning about earth science. Image Credit: USGS.Every October, geologists, hydrologists, paleontologists and other professionals in the field of Earth Science get to revel in a little extra recognition. The rock-hammer and the gravelometer are dusted with glory: Earth Science Week is on its way.

Nature Writing Contest 2013

Dragonfly photo by Marsland Senior Nature Reserve Officer Gary Pilkington.

Dragonfly photo by Marsland Senior Nature Reserve Officer Gary Pilkington.Originally Published by the Ecologist – The newly-merged Resurgence & Ecologist magazine is delighted to announce the launch of a new national Nature Writing competition.

NASA’s ARSET Training Program: From the Classroom to Real-World Satellite Applications

Photograph showing folks at NASA ARSET Air Quality Training at the Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada, held on June 11-12, 2011. This workshop featured attendees from state health and air quality agencies, Tribal Nations, and students. Image credit: NASA/ARSET.

Satellite imagery showing carbon monoxide over the U.S. and Canada. Image Credit: NASA GES DISC, NASA/ARSET.The NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) develops courses for end-users on the application of satellite data and imagery to environmental decision-making activities related to water resources, air quality, and disaster management. ARSET makes course materials publicly available and actively encourages their use by environmental managers or others interested in developing their own applied remote sensing courses.

Nature’s big picture: ‘Pests’ preserved

Originally Published by BBC News – A preserved locust eating a mouse is displayed at the Natural History Museum, London in a bid to encourage an interest in scientific research. Topic: Biodiversity, Education, People

Spatial Environmental Education: Teaching and Learning about the Environment with a Spatial Framework

A photo of a desert scene schowing Joshua trees in the foreground and background. Credit: Joesph Kerski

A photo of a desert scene schowing Joshua trees in the foreground and background. Credit: Joesph KerskiGiven the environmental concerns faced by the modern world, it is imperative that students, our future decision-makers, study and understand these issues to ensure we emerge at the end of the 21st century in a sustainable way. Decision-makers need to care about the planet, and the use of GIS in the study of the environment is essential.

US Universities and Colleges Continue Commitment to a Sustainable Future

American College and University presidents' climate commitment logo Image Source: presidentsclimatecommitment.org
American College and University presidents' climate commitment logoThe American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment will continue its goal of promoting sustainability and climate neutrality, as discussed at a Climate Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.

Call for Papers for Special Issue in Remote Sensing

university of nottingham logoThe University of Nottingham, U.K., has announced a Special Issue in Remote Sensing: “Earth Observation Technology Cluster: Innovative Sensor Systems for Advanced Land Surface Studies.” The deadline for manuscript submissions is May 31, 2012.

U.S. Group Lists Top 15 Sustainable Universities

Image of a factoid box telling that University of Louisville works to source 24%of their campus food locally. Credit ACUPCC
Cropped car from the Arizona state university factoid box.The American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) is honoring ongoing Earth Day efforts by recognizing colleges and universities who have excelled in attempts to further the field of ecological sustainability.

Becoming America’s Next Eco-Star

Katelyn accepting an award on behalf of her team for placing first in the Communications Contest at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon.

Katelyn accepting an award on behalf of her team for placing first in the Communications Contest at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon.As America’s Next Eco-Star, Katelyn Romanov says she intends to make it her personal duty to bring young people back into the environmental equation, and make clean energy and energy efficiency just as popular as March Madness.

Assuring Quality in Earth Observation

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Cropped image of QA4EO logoThe Quality Assurance Framework for Earth Observation (QA4EO) was established to provide a forum for debate and resolution of Quality Assurance (QA) issues within the EO community. A recent workshop tackled key QA concerns and established a roadmap to seek implementation of QA4EO throughout the EO community.