Educational Outreach Committee
The mission of this committee is to provide fun and engaging educational Earth Science opportunities for K-12 students, and adults, within our communities. The educational content can be specified to audience interests and age, as well as educator goals and allotted time. To date, we have some lesson plans for grades 4th through 8th, and 9th through 12th, along with numerous mineral and rock samples, and a growing slide deck for constructing a grass-roots type of presentation on a variety of geoscience topics suitable for all ages. The committee can also provide presentations for adults in various settings, such as assisted living facilities, libraries, and more!
The Educational Outreach Committee is in its beginning stages and needs members! As diverse as career options are for a degreed Geoscientist, we strive for its committee members to reflect this reality. To join this committee, you must first decide what your commitment can/will be: 1) conduct geoscience lessons in classrooms, or other specified venue, as a Presentation Volunteer; 2) be a coordinator and recruiter for Presentation Volunteers; or, 3) assemble instructional content and help develop basic lesson plans. This is an exciting opportunity to encourage interest and facilitate understanding of the geosciences! If you are interested in joining, volunteering, or requesting talks, please contact Committee Chair Sarah Edwards ([email protected] or (281) 513-9762) or [email protected].