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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)

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

International Collaborations

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)