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GIFT goes to Africa! Applications now open for Southern African teachers to participate in the 2014 workshop

27 November 2013

Southern African teachers can now apply to participate in the first UNESCO-EGU-ESA Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) workshop. Selected teachers will receive a travel/hotel stipend and free registration to the meeting, which is taking place in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on 26–28 February 2014. The topic of the workshop is Climate Change and Human Adaptation.

Secondary-school science teachers can apply to participate in the South African GIFT workshop by filling in an online form or sending their application materials to by January 24. The application information is available for download in PDF format, a document which also includes further details about the UNESCO-EGU-ESA GIFT workshops.

For the past ten years, the EGU’s GIFT workshops – spreading first hand scientific research to teachers of primary and secondary school – have been hugely successful in shortening the time that research takes to disseminate from scientist to textbook to teacher and offering usable practical activities for the classroom.

The EGU has partnered with UNESCO’s Earth Science Education Initiative in Africa, which was set up to support the development of the next generation of Earth scientists in Africa, to organise a new series of annual GIFT workshops to be held around the African continent over the next four years. ESA is also collaborating in the African GIFT workshop, which will take place over the course of three days with 40 teachers from across the region and 8–10 speakers, half of whom will be non-African experts.

Please distribute this information to those you think may be interested in participating in this workshop.


Local Organizing Committee
UNESCO-EGU-ESA 2014 workshop


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