Water Event Feature 2015 (Credit: NASA)

Education Geosciences Information for Teachers virtual workshop (vGIFT) 2021 Topic: Water in the solar system

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Geosciences Information for Teachers virtual workshop (vGIFT) 2021

Our Geoscience Information for Teachers (GIFT) workshop will run virtually for the first time as part of the EGU General Assembly in a series of six half-day sessions between April 19 and 29, 2021. Each session starts with a short introduction, has two 30 minute and one 15 minute presentation, followed by an hour-long ‘hands on’ workshop, and a 45 minute-long ‘networking event’.

The workshop will be joined by 190 participants from 30 countries and different time zones around the world, who have all pre-registered and been accepted.

The networking events will use the Gathertown platform. Please note that when using Gathertown it is recommended to use the Google Chrome web browser.

This year’s theme is Water in the solar system and the main presentations are:

Water on earth: Why so little? Why so much? and Earth’s history of changing sea level
     Mon, 19 Apr, 13:05 – 16:45 (CEST)
     followed by the workshop Intense rainfall in the Mediterranean area – part 1

Floods and Heritage of natural mineral water
     Wed, 21 Apr, 09:50 – 13:30 (CEST)
     followed by the workshop Intense rainfall in the Mediterranean area – part 2

MOSAIC Observatory studying arctic climate and Microplastics in rivers
     Fri, 23 Apr, 13:05 – 16:45 (CEST)
     followed by the workshop Hands on Water Earthlearningideas – part 1

Water, drought and resilience in the Mediterranean and Water, lightning and atmospheric electricity
     Sat, 24 Apr 13:05 – 16:45 (CEST)
     followed by the workshop Hands on Water Earthlearningideas – part 2

How the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) works and The global carbon cycle
     Tue, 27 Apr, 09:50 – 13:30 (CEST)
     followed by the workshop Classroom material using the IMAGGEO photo database

Water in the solar system and Search for liquid water on Mars
     Thu, 29 Apr 13:05 – 16:45 (CEST)
     followed by the workshop Earth science out of doors

The full workshop brochure can be accessed here.

If you have any queries please contact the Education Committee chair, Chris King, at: education@egu.eu