AGU Fall Meeting: Education and Outreach Sessions/Workshops

(Dec. 12-18; San Francisco, Calif.)

Following are NASA-related education and public outreach events and presentations at the Fall American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference in San Francisco. Read on for details on each of these or visit

Exploration Station At AGU: Dec. 12, 12-4pm PDT

Exploration Station is a 4-hour open house for everyone to learn about new developments in Earth and space science. During the event, participants will have a chance to meet scientists, do hands-on science, visit the Discovery Dome and take home lots of cool resources collected during their visit, including free copies of the “Space Weather” CD. Exploration Station provides a venue where the local community and AGU members can come together to share the excitement of science. Dr. Dean Pesnell, project scientist for NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, will present a public lecture entitled, “The Many Colors of the Sun.” This lecture will be held at 12noon PDT in the Moscone Center South Gateway Ballroom, Room 102.

Registration is not required, but is appreciated: To learn more about the Exploration Station, visit:

NASA’s Year of the Solar System: Science Isn’t Done Until It’s Shared! Dec. 14, Moscone South 102, 8am PDT

NASA’s Year of the Solar System (YSS) offers the opportunity to raise awareness, build excitement, and make connections with educators, students and the public about planetary science activities. YSS is designed to introduce the general public to the many planetary science missions that will take place over the coming Martian year. This session will focus on the themes of the Year of the Solar System, and the resources available to present planetary science to a larger audience.

AGU-NESTA Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshop – Hot Topics in Geoscience: Registration Deadline Dec. 3; Dec. 16-17, 8:30am-5:30pm PDT

This two-day workshop for current and pre-service middle and secondary school teachers includes talks by leading research scientists coupled with take-it-to-the-classroom activities. Timely topics range from earthquakes to oil spills, climate change and sustainability on Earth to the next generation of lunar exploration. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with experts from NASA, NOAA, IRIS Consortium, U.S. Ice Drilling Program, and more. The workshop will be held in Moscone South Mezzanine Rooms 250 and 262. Register at:

NASA Earth Science News Team Blog, “What On Earth?” At AGU: Dec. 13-17

NASA’s Earth science news team will spend the week of Dec. 13-17 blogging from the Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. The largest international meeting for Earth science – in addition to planetary science and heliophysics – AGU provides insight into the latest research. Follow the news from the meeting at


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