What is EARTH?

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 EARTH workshop for 2018 will be held June 24-29, 2018 in Newport Oregon and co-hosted by the NSF Regional Class Research Vessel, Oregon State University, and Oregon Coast STEM Hub. To keep up to date on all things EARTH, please join our facebook page.

Application Process

Because we only have a limited number of spots available in each EARTH workshop, applications are required. The application period typically opens in December and closes in early February. The application process comprises two steps, outlined below. Your application is complete when we have received both parts.

Application Requirements

  1. Complete the online EARTH Workshop Application form and submit any additional resources as appropriate.
  2. 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.

Website Archive

In 2016, MBARI updated our website to a new platform, and as a result, many of our older workshops and activities have been archived.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.

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July 16 – 21 • MBARI • Monterey, CA

EARTH 2017 was held July 16-21 at MBARI in Monterey, CA, and co-hosted by Polar Interdisciplinary Coordinated Education (Polar-ICE) and Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI).

The purpose of the workshop was to:

  • Educate, excite, and engage teachers with the concept of observatory (surface, benthic, and pelagic) data in the classroom
  • Develop curricula enabling teachers and students to utilize near-real-time data
  • Increase scientific literacy in polar marine science and life in extreme environments
  • Produce leaders in the next generation of polar and microbial oceanographers by providing state-of-the art training

What’s the Bigger Picture?

“Hot issues, such as climate change may not be subjects of contention within the scientific community, but it seems clear that the science is not being communicated in a way that has the necessary impact. Although art cannot directly communicate science or change minds, it can create a space for dialogue around difficult issues.” (Kieniewicz)

In this lesson, students will combine art and science to interpret and illustrate graphs in order to convey the ‘bigger picture’ of climate change.