Information - ES4 Sharing Education and Outreach Experiences in the Earth- and Space Sciences
There is a decreasing number of young people considering scientific careers. This is not promicing for a society that relies more and more on science know-how and related technology. Therefore it is important that education and related public outreach activities in the sciences are emphasized at all age levels both on national and international level. In the scientific community there is a tendency that the Earth- and space sciences not always communicate together. However, there are many links (e.g. Sun-Earth connection) and similarities (e.g. natural catastrophes, etc.). Thus we can learn much from each other in respect to how we conduct training and outreach activities. This session invites contributions regarding education and outreach from all scientific communities especially in regard to how we better can motivate young people and future generations to discover the fascinating world of science, be it on Earth or in space.
Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
"Spectacular Sprites: Teaching cutting edge research in higher education", Dr. Martin Füllekrug, Dept. of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Bath, U.K.
"One Sky Two Views: Bridging Culture and Astronomy", Ms. Rosalyn A. Pertzborn, Director for The Office of Space Science Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Space Science and Engineering Center, U.S.A.
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