Accommodation in student halls at Boston University
Offsite locations for various events
The conference has special rates at several hotels in close proximity to the Hynes Convention Center. We encourage you to book early, as there are a limited number of rooms available.
K-12 Educator Program
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InvitationThe conference would like to invite K-12 Educators and Administrators to attend, interact with geochemists from around the world, and participate in a special workshop event. The goal is to improve awareness and utilization of geochemistry content in K-12 classrooms, and to foster connections between K-12 educators and the Goldschmidt community. A special workshop for K-12 educators, lead by Prof. Lisa Gilbert of Williams College and Prof. Peter Berquist from Thomas Nelson CC, will introduce InTeGrate teaching materials and will provide an opportunity to learn new teaching modules for your classroom.
You are encouraged to attend the whole meeting but the special events of this K-12 program will be focused on the Tuesday (14 August) and Thursday (16 August) of the conference. Tuesday will have more emphasis on elementary and middle school (K-8), whereas Thursday will have more emphasis on secondary school (9-12). Please bring a laptop or tablet computer to the workshop if possible.
Tuesday and Thursday Schedule7:45-8:30 Breakfast: Start the day with breakfast with a conference mentor (see below). Connect with one of our academics, gain some understanding of the meeting and look forward to the rest of the day.
8:30-11:30 Conference Sessions: As well as the scientific conference sessions (up to 19 rooms of talks running at once) you will be specially invited to attend and/or contribute to sessions in Theme 14: Communicating Science: Outreach and Education. K-12 relevant sessions from Theme 14 will be schedule for Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and throughout the week. A series of oral presentations will be given.
11:45-12:45 Plenary Talk (Tuesday: Prof. Caroline Slomp, Netherlands - marine biogeochemistry; Thursday: Dr. Fumio Inagaki, Japan - geomicrobiology) – Everyone is invited to the Plenary session to hear a presentation from one of the leaders in the field. As well as finding out about a particular topic the talk will give an understanding of how science research is connected globally and how the work of one team feeds the future research of others.
Lunch – Delegates are encouraged to head out into the connected mall or Newbury street to get lunch with colleagues.
2:15-5:15 Afternoon workshop: Engaging students in understanding the Earth system as it intertwines with key societal issues
Bringing sustainability into K-12 classrooms offers a range of benefits to student learning, such as establishing relevance for your students and empowering them to begin thinking about society and the Earth on a broader scale. This professional development workshop is designed to help earth science, environmental science, and chemistry teachers infuse more societally relevant geoscience into their classrooms with InTeGrate teaching materials. InTeGrate materials challenge students to address interdisciplinary problems, engage in geoscientific habits of mind, work with authentic geoscience data and develop systems thinking. During the workshop, teachers will gain hands-on experience working with these NGSS-aligned, freely available InTeGrate materials and adapting them for elementary, middle school, and high school use. Examples drawing specifically from geochemistry as well as broader geoscience themes will be included. For each workshop, attendance is limited to 60 participants.
5:30-7:30 Poster sessions: Authors and delegates will gather to discuss their work presented in poster form. Some Theme 14 sessions will host posters during this time alongside all other sessions.
EligibilityEntrance to the program is limited to K-12 Educators and Administrators. You will be expected to provide proof of employment at a K-12 institution when you collect your registration materials. Proof of your participation will be provided on your Goldschmidt receipt.
CostsThese discounted costs are available for the first 100 K-12 educators only.
Full week - $280 (registration, coffee and poster refreshments each day, Tuesday & Thursday breakfast and workshop events);
Tuesday or Thursday only - $95 (registration, breakfast, and workshop event, coffee and poster refreshments). Printed program volumes can be added to your purchase for $25 (free app available alternatively).
Rates will increase after June 13th to $330 (full week) and $135 (one day).
K-12 attendees will also be eligible to participate in all other Goldschmidt events (some may require the purchase of an additional ticket).
MentoringAs part of the program you will be connected with a volunteer mentor from the Goldschmidt conference community: professors, researchers, postdocs, or graduate students. You are invited and encouraged to connect with these mentors via email, before and during the conference, to discuss what you hope to get from attendance and to create what we hope to be lasting connections.
Questions? Please contact local organizing committee member Prof. Ethan Baxter at firstname.lastname@example.org