[CESElist] International Geoscience Education Organisation conf in Johannesburg, South Africa 2010

Robert M. Ross rmr16 at cornell.edu
Thu Sep 3 16:00:12 MDT 2009

The 6th Quadrennial Conference of the International Geoscience Education 
Organisation (IGEO) will be held at the University of the Witwatersrand 
in Johannesburg, South Africa 30 August to 3 September 2010!

The theme of the conference will be "Geoscience Education - Developing 
the World."

If you are a geoscience educator, this is an outstanding opportunity to 
meet with leaders in geoscience education from across the world, while 
visiting one of the world's most fascinating and geologically 
significant regions. If you've ever considered visiting South Africa, 
this is the time to go!

The official website -- 
http://web.wits.ac.za/NewsRoom/Conferences/GeoSciEd -- has details of 
the meeting, including topics of concentration during the conference, a 
general schedule, information about the field trip, and information 
about traveling to the conference. Registration for the conference 
hasn't opened yet, but will be possible at the website. In the meantime, 
if you have questions about the conference, you may address them to 
witsgeoutreach at gmail.com. Or you may contact the organizers at the 
University of the Witwatersrand, Dr. Ian McKay 
(witsgeoutreach at gmail.com) and Professor Gillian Drennan 
(Gillian.Drennan at wits.ac.za), School of Geosciences, University of the 
Witwatersrand, Private Bag X3, Wits 2050, South Africa.

During the five day conference there will be four days of presentations, 
with three sessions and a workshop running concurrently each day, plus 
one all day field trip for all attendees. There will also be a variety 
of optional one-day, two-day, and six-day field trips before and after 
the conference. The six day field trips include one to Cape Town and 
Kwa-Zulu Natal before the meeting, and one to Mpumulanga after the meeting.

The aims of the International Geoscience Education Organisation are to 
promote geoscience education internationally at all levels, to work for 
enhancement of the quality of geoscience education internationally, and 
to encourage developments raising public awareness of geoscience, 
particularly amongst younger people. You can learn more about the IGEO 
at the organization website, http://geoscied.org/index.htm. The IGEO is 
affiliated to and sponsored by the International Union of Geological 
Sciences (IUGS).

Robert M. Ross
Associate Director for Outreach
Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth
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