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Participants at a GIFT workshop (Credit: Jane Robb/EGU)

Educational resource Bringing the Earth to life

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European Geosciences Union

Bringing the Earth to life

Associated divisions
Biogeosciences (BG)
Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology (GMPV)
Geodynamics (GD)
Geomorphology (GM)


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Type of activities
Teacher Training


Geoscience is a challenging science to teach. It involves processes that occur over huge scales of time and space, and much of its subject matter is deep underground. Dr Glenn Dolphin, of the University of Calgary in Canada, is committed to tackling this challenge, through connecting teachers and students with authentic research experiences. Find out about Glenn’s work and how he was inspired to study geoscience himself.

This resource contains an overview of Dr Dolphin’s research, talking points for your students to discuss his work and activities that can be done at home or in the classroom.