EARTH uses near-real-time data from ocean observatories to design and test outreach with the Internet as an interface to scientists, teachers, students, and the public. Click here for more information on the EARTH program.
The 2019 EARTH workshop will be a different format and topic than the previous workshops. MBARI and MBA are looking to explore distance education options and apps using real data, virtual reality, and anything else that might make sense. If you are a practitioner of distance education and/or have experience using either distance education or virtual reality we would be interested in having you participate. The workshop in 2019 will be early – June 3-5 (traveling to Monterey on June 2 and departing on June 5th). We are looking into covering the costs of substitutes as many schools are still in session. To keep up to date on all things EARTH, please join our facebook page.
Because we only have a limited number of spots available in each EARTH workshop, applications are required. Applications, including all supporting materials, are usually due by February 28th, 2019 at 1700 PST for the summer workshop. The application process is outlined below.
- Complete the online EARTH Workshop Application form and submit any additional resources as appropriate. Be sure your answers to the questions clearly express your experience, interest, and background in the topics of distance education and virtual reality. Any supporting materials can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- While not mandatory due to this year’s workshop format, we encourage you to try out one (or more) EARTH lesson in your classroom or institution and complete the online feedback rubric (Note: this will take you to a new page on SurveyMonkey).
Returning teachers who have previously participated in an EARTH Workshop can make their application stronger by demonstrating a commitment to mentoring colleagues (hosting an in-service or EARTH Satellite workshop in your area), enhancing the EARTH resources (testing out Lessons in Development and providing extensive feedback or new resources to enrich our website), or disseminating EARTH content (presenting about EARTH at a meeting or conference). Please contact us if you have any questions about the application process.
In 2016, MBARI updated our website to a new platform, and as a result, many of our older workshops and activities have been archived. We are in the process of posting these older activities on our current website, but if there is a specific activity you are searching for and can’t find, please let us know and we will be happy to provide you with a direct link.