seismology@school teachers workshop
Géoazur along with scientists and education experts from Italy, France, Switzerland and the UK have organized an in-service training workshop aimed at secondary school teachers of sciences or geosciences who are interested in finding out how to use seismology in their own classrooms as a "hook" to get students interested in a wide range of science topics and as a socially relevant context for seeing how the Work of scientists impacts everyday lives. The workshop will run over five days (October 21–25, 2013) in Valbonen Sophia Antipolis, near Nice, France and will include lectures, practical sessions and field visits.
Full funding (including travel, course fees and subsistence is available from the EU COMENIUS programme)
Japan March 2011
New Zealand February 2011
Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshop - Topic: Natural Hazards
The 2013-GIFT (Geosciences Information for Teachers) Workshop will take place on April 7-10, 2013 during the General Assembly of EGU in Vienna Austria. The general theme of the workshop is Natural Hazards and it will explore some of the complex relationship that exists between natural hazards and society. Deadline for Application is 30 October 2012. Grants are available to support attending this workshop.
The National Science & Engineering Competition
The National Science & Engineering Competition seeks to showcase and reward the best student projects from every area of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It is open to all 11-18 year olds living in the UK.
School seismology project in the press
- Vibrations couldn't be detected
, Salisbury Journal, 12 January 2012
- Budding scientist wins top award at a national science competition, Dorset Echo, 22 March 2011
- Seismometer registers Japanese earthquake on Duncreggan Road, Derry Journal, 21 March 2011
- Surrey school detects Japanese earthquake, BBC news, 11 March 2011
- High school pupils have seismic time monitoring earthquakes,The Shetland Times, 10 March 2011
- The cause and effect of quakes, Plymouth Evening Herald, 11 May 2010
- Earth moves for seismic students, Mid Sussex Times, 27 April 2010
- Huge earthquakes detected by Haywards Heath students, Mid Sussex Times, 21 April 2010
- Students predicting major quakes, thisisleicestershire.co.uk, 13 April 2010
- Geography Matters (post 16 and HE Committee of the GA newsletter), Spring 2010
- High school pupils have seismic time monitoring earthquakes, 10 March 2010
- School pupils monitor Haiti disaster, Newport Advertiser, Jan 22 2010
- Glasgow school pupils detect devastating Haiti earthquake, Glaswegi@n, Jan 21 2010
- "Leeds pupils tracking quake disasters", Yorkshire evening post Oct 2009
- The school seismology station in the south atlantic hits the local news
- Village hit by quake, 24 June 2009
- SEP seismometer in Barcelona detects Messi goal in Champions League final, 27, May 2009
- Did the Earth Move for Thomas Hardye School in Dorset, SecEd page 12, May 2009
- Pupils experience worldwide shaking feeling, The Sentinel, May 2009
- Geology — Will the earth move for you? TES connect, April 2009
- Earth moves for school's science pupils, The Edinburgh Paper Evening News, May 2009
- Glow Scotland blog, May 2009
- Students making waves with aftershock analysis, Leicester Mercury, Nov 2008
- Quake leaves area shaken but not stirred, Burton Mail, Feb 2008
- Tremor Expert sleeps right through quake! Billingham, Feb 2008
- Quake data recorded by school, Southwell advertiser, Feb 2008
very successful workshop was held at Imperial College in London on 9 July for 15 schools from London and the SE
Edwards High School in Edgbaston appear on BBC news with their school seismometer system.
The UK school seismology project is taking part in an EU project called NERA, linking with projects in France, Italy and Switwerrland to share best practice and data. The project will run from 2010-2014.
October 28th 2009, a major upgrade to the school seismology website has involved a merging of databases with school seismology networks in the USA managed by IRIS (www.iris.edu/hq/ssn)