Present Earth, here viewed from space, was shaped by many events in its history, from volcanic eruptions to asteroid impacts. (Credit: European MSG satellite/EUMETSAT/M. Reuter, distributed via

EGU news Educators: apply now to take part in the 2018 GIFT workshop!

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Educators: apply now to take part in the 2018 GIFT workshop!

12 September 2017

The Geosciences Information For Teachers (GIFT) workshop is taking place on April 9–11 2018 at the EGU General Assembly in Vienna, Austria. The topic of the 2018 edition of GIFT is ‘Major events that shaped the Earth’.

Over two and a half days, the workshop will explore the major characteristics of the key events that shaped our planet in the past, through topical presentations from scientists at the cutting-edge of research, together with hands-on teaching activities, following the tradition of GIFT workshops.

Teachers from Europe and around the world can apply to participate in the 2018 edition of GIFT, and to receive a travel and accommodation stipend to attend the workshop, by November 26 2017. Application information is available for download in PDF format, a document which also includes the preliminary programme of the workshop.