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Join NOAA Education at the American Geophysical Union 2018 Fall Meeting

Where to find NOAA education posters, presentations, sessions, and more.
December 3, 2018 As many as 24,000 Earth scientists will gather in Washington, D.C., from December 10-14 for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2018 Fall Meeting. There are hundreds of presentations, sessions, workshops, and posters to see, including opportunities to meet up with NOAA Education. Here’s a handy guide on how to connect with us.
Geodesy is the science of accurately measuring and understanding the Earth's geometric shape, orientation in space, and gravity field.

1. Stop by the NOAA booth. 

Come visit booth 1415 in the exhibit hall to learn about NOAA’s work and network with us. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep the public informed of the changing environment around them.

Presentations at the NOAA Booth:

December 12, 15:15 - 15:45 — Jasmin John will discuss her experience as the first scientist-in-residence at the Ocean Discovery Institute in San Diego, California.

December 13, 12:30 - 13:00 — Hilary Peddicord will show how Science on a Sphere Explorer™ works on mobile devices.


2. Explore the ocean and atmosphere with NOAA Education.

NOAA educators, experts, and partners integrate our science into resources and products for students, educators, and the public. These presentations show how we make our work accessible to audiences from all backgrounds wherever they get their science — in a classroom, on a screen, or at a museum or aquarium.

GC11J-1022offsite link: Science On a Sphere, Data in the Classroom, and other NOAA resources: A co-evolution of data visualization and modern education

December 10, 08:00-12:20, Walter E Washington Convention Center, Hall A-C (Poster Hall)

ED13B-07offsite link: Like living inside someone else's mouth: Using incongruity theory (comedy) to communicate climate science while easing your and your audience’s nerves

December 10, 14:57 - 15:09, Marriott Marquis - Marquis 1-2

PA21A-07offsite link: Engagement strategies at NOAA’s Climate.gov

December 11, 09:30-09:45, Marriott Marquis, Marquis 3-4

PA22C-12offsite link: The unexplored frontier: Translating the science of ocean exploration

December 11, 10:54-10:57, Walter E Washington Convention Center, eLightning Theater I

OS33E-1936offsite link: Know before you go: Rip current science, forecasting and communication at NOAA

December 12, 13:40-18:00, Walter E Washington Convention Center, Hall A-C (Poster Hall)

PA41C-1315offsite link: Accelerating community climate action through education, community engagement, and workforce development

December 13, 08:00-12:20, Walter E Washington Convention Center, Hall A-C (Poster Hall)

ED53B-04offsite link: Museum as environmental field station, town hall, and learning lab: science, education and civic partnerships to promote public engagement

December 14, 14:25 - 14:40, Marriott Marquis - Marquis 1-2

ED53B-08offsite link: Marine science graduate students give science classrooms an edge on STEM: Fish guts, microplastics, earthquakes, and eels — Translating graduate-level science research to K-12 students

December 14, 15:25-15:40, Marriott Marquis, Marquis 1-2


3. Learn how NOAA supports the next generation of Earth scientists.

The NOAA Hollings Scholarship and Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI) provide opportunities for students to gain hands-on experiences while pursuing academic training and support networks of institutions that advance NOAA’s mission. Learn about our opportunities while exploring the impacts and outcomes of these successful programs. 

ED23D-0936offsite link: Workforce and graduate school outcomes of NOAA’s Educational Partnership Program

December 11, 13:40-18:00, Walter E Washington Convention Center, Hall A-C (Poster Hall)

ED43A-04offsite link: Persistence of NOAA's Hollings and EPP Undergraduate Scholars in the geosciences education and workforce

December 13, 14:25-14:40, Marriott Marquis, Marquis 7-8

ED44A-06offsite link: Breaking down barriers to entry for underrepresented minorities: A case study of NOAA’s Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

December 13, 17:15-17:30, Marriott Marquis, Marquis 7-8

You can also get an update from NOAA and USGS on the Five-Year Federal STEM Education Strategic Plan. 

ED43B-01offsite link: The New Five-Year Federal Strategic Plan in STEM Education: What’s in it for science?

December 13, 13:40-14:00, Marriott Marquis, Marquis 1-2


4. Meet NOAA-supported students and faculty.

Students and faculty supported by the NOAA Hollings Scholarship and EPP/MSI programs will showcase their research at AGU 2018. Drop by their posters and presentations to network with and learn from these talented scholars and scientists. Here's a schedule.


5. Connect with NOAA mentors. 

NOAA scientists and educators serve as role models to engage students and young scientists, particularly those from underrepresented groups, in STEM fields. Learn from some of our innovative mentors and programs on how they are breaking down barriers to diversity in STEM fields.

ED24A-04offsite link: A NOAA program supporting teacher-scientist-student interactions: Exploring geoscience in an Alaskan Yup’ik village

December 11, 16:45-17:00, Marriott Marquis, Marquis 7-8

ED41C-1118offsite link: Building bridges to a more diverse and inclusive culture in ocean sciences through an immersion experience

December 13, 08:00-12:20, Walter E Washington Convention Center, Hall A-C (Poster Hall)

ED41C-1110offsite link: Belonging: A documentary short and facilitated conversation on the academic, emotional, social, political, and cultural hurdles to STEM fields for people of color

December 13, 08:00-12:20, Walter E Washington Convention Center, Hall A-C (Poster Hall)


6. See how education supports community resilience.

NOAA Education programs work with partners around the country to use education and public engagement to help communities increase their resilience to natural hazards. These presentations illustrate best practices, opportunities, and challenges for turning knowledge into action. 

ED31E-1088offsite link: Elizabeth River Project's Learning Barge, teaching river resilience

December 12, 08:00 - 12:20, Walter E Washington Convention Center, Hall A-C (Poster Hall) 

ED33A-08offsite link: Building a resilient watershed through community collaboration

December 12, 15:25 - 15:40, Marriott Marquis, Marquis 7-8

ED51D-0692offsite link: Using NOAA observations in concert with community resilience tools for fire and flood resilience in the Colorado Rockies 

December 14, 08:00 - 12:20, Walter E Washington Convention Center, Hall A-C (Poster Hall)

ED53A-02offsite link: Community resilience education — What have we learned from practice thus far?

December 14, 13:55-14:10, Marriott Marquis, Marquis 7-8

ED53A-03offsite link: Building a resilient project to address community resilience

December 14, 14:10-14:25, Marriott Marquis, Marquis 7-8

ED53A-04offsite link: The Resilient Schools Consortium (RiSC): A legitimate and salient community resilience literacy project anchored in place-based pedagogy

December 14, 14:25-14:40, Marriott Marquis, Marquis 7-8

ED53A-05offsite link: Citizen science, civics, and resilient communities: Informing community resilience policies through local knowledge, community values, and citizen-created data 

December 14, 14:40-14:55, Marriott Marquis, Marquis 7-8

ED53A-06offsite link: Sound resilience — Get on board! A coastal resilience education initiative of the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

December 14, 14:55-15:10, Marriott Marquis, Marquis 7-8

ED53A-08offsite link: Engaging Virginia Beach residents in resilience planning using the ASERT (Action-Oriented Stakeholder Engagement for a Resilient Tomorrow) framework

December 14, 15:25-15:40, Marriott Marquis, Marquis 7-8


7. Engage with NOAA citizen science programs.

Citizen science at NOAA engages people in research that contributes to a greater understanding of Earth system science. As part of the Federal Citizen Science Community of Practice, we are excited to participate in these sessions on the benefits of citizen science.

PA22Boffsite link: Leveraging social media, crowdsourcing, citizen science, and emerging technologies for robust scientific understanding and hazard response I

December 11, 10:20-12:20, Marriott Marquis, Marquis 1-2

PA23Coffsite link: Leveraging social media, crowdsourcing, citizen science, and emerging technologies for robust scientific understanding and hazard response II

December 11, 13:40-15:40, Walter E Washington Convention Center, eLightning Theater I

U51Aoffsite link: New models of citizen science for the next century of AGU: Approaches to enable meaningful engagement with evidence and the scientific process

December 14, 08:00-10:00, Walter E Washington Convention Center, 202A


Follow the sessions at www.agu.orgoffsite link and join the conversation online about #AGU18. You can reach us on Twitter (@NOAAeducation), Instagram (@NOAA.education), and Facebook (@NOAAEducationOutreach). 

Looking for more? Check out presentations and events from the National Centers for Environental Information and much, much more from NOAA in the full AGU Programoffsite link