[CESElist] Conference: GeoSciEd VI: Geoscience Education - Developing the World

Robert M. Ross rmr16 at cornell.edu
Fri Feb 26 07:27:57 MST 2010

GeoSciEd VI: Geoscience Education - Developing the World

Johannnesburg, South Africa, August 29 - September 3, 2010

Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 March 2010

Abstracts are now being accepted for the sixth IGEO conference 
“Geoscience Education – Developing the World” in Johannesburg, South 
Africa on August 29 to September 3, 2010. Oral, poster, and workshop 
presentations on all aspects of geoscience education are welcome.

The International Geosciences Education Organisation (IGEO), an 
affiliate to the IUGS (International Union of Geological Sciences), is 
dedicated to developing the field of geoscience education and to 
promoting strong earth and environmental science education throughout 
the world. The IGEO conference, held every four years, is a forum for 
geoscience educators at all levels (preK-adult) and disciplines (earth, 
atmosphere, ocean, space) in both informal and formal contexts to 
collaborate and discuss best practices in teaching and learning, 
geoscience education research, and curriculum and technology development.

GeoSciEd VI will feature an array of outstanding field trips that 
showcase South Africa’s world-famous geoscience sites, including Tswaing 
Meteorite Crater, the Cradle of Humankind, the Witwatersrand Goldfield, 
the South African Large Telescope, Simangaliso Wetland Park, and Kruger 
National Park.

For more information and to submit an abstract, please see the 
conference website at


Participants are encouraged to secure accommodation and register as soon 
as possible. Registration (ZAR 5000 early bird) includes all sessions; 
mid-conference field trip; daily lunch, supper and teas; transport to 
venues from hotels, and evening social events.

Enquiries can be sent to

Dr. Ian McKay (witsgeoutreach at gmail.com)
Prof Gillian Drennan (Gillian.Drennan at wits.ac.za)

School of Geosciences
University of the Witwatersrand

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