Earth Educators' Rendezvous 2020


Earth Educators' Rendezvous 2020

Our program is designed to appeal to everyone from the instructor attending their first Earth education-themed meeting, to experienced STEM education researchers, to administrators who want to better support students in their programs.

The Rendezvous' combination of workshops, posters, talks, round-table discussions, and plenary presentations is designed to help guide participants through a suite of interrelated challenges that are characteristic of Earth Education in schools, colleges, and universities today by:

  • providing instructors who are teaching Earth topics at all educational levels (K-16) with examples of instructional strategies that have been shown to improve student learning
  • addressing teaching challenges specific to particular settings (e.g., large classes, labs, field work), topics (e.g., teaching about sustainability, atmospheric science), or skills (e.g., spatial reasoning)
  • developing students' competency in a range of geoscientific tasks that involve higher order skills such as systems thinking, data analysis and quantitative skills
  • supporting instructors and administrators in creating lessons and programming to increase the number and diversity of students who learn about Earth
  • helping graduate students and post-docs prepare for an academic career in Earth-related disciplines
  • collaborating with colleagues across the disciplines to situate learning about Earth in a societal context
  • supporting current and future teachers in successfully implementing the Next Generation Science Standards
  • pursuing education research that supports our ability to address these challenges

A tentative schedule is available online at

Important dates: 

  • Working group application deadline: Monday, March 2, 2020
  • Abstract/poster/teaching demo submission deadline: Monday, March 2, 2020
  • Travel stipend application deadline: Monday, April 6, 2020
  • Early registration deadline: Monday, May 4, 2020 (save $100)
  • Activity Review Camp application deadline: Monday, May 4, 2020
  • Late poster or Share-a-Thon presentation deadline: Monday, May 18, 2020