Submit a 2019 AGU Fall Meeting Education Abstract

Share your education and outreach experiences with the AGU community. Submitting an education abstract won’t count against your first-authored science abstract submissions! At AGU, one (1) first-authored education abstract is allowed in addition to a science abstract. The 2019 Fall AGU abstract submission deadline is July 31, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.


ED026 — Engagement Opportunities for Everyone Through Science Festivals

Increasing numbers of think pieces and news articles position scientists as experts yet still leave people questioning the science. Now, more than ever, it is crucial for scientists to be present in conversations around scientific subjects. Enter:  science festivals. This session will illustrate the power of engaging public audiences with science festivals through descriptions of ongoing events, discussions of evaluation methods and results, and connecting scientists with resources and experts to help them join current festivals or start their own. For scientists already engaging with public audiences, this session will provide next steps for communicating their science. This session will focus on what science festivals are, why engagement is important for scientists, and how scientists can connect with this living resource. Abstracts from education/communication professionals and scientists are welcome. Topics of interest may include science communication at live events, scientists’ engagement and outreach activities, and evaluation.

Questions? Contact Andy Shaner at [email protected].


ED047 — Sharing Their Science:  Enabling Scientists in Public Engagement and Communication Efforts   

Scientists share their science with broader communities through presentations, social media, events and activities, and more. This session seeks to discover the ways in which scientists are sharing their science and the barriers they face, and how they can be supported by communications and education professionals, organizations, and their institutions. We welcome presentations demonstrating the diversity of scientists’ activities to engage audiences, as well as indications of support, such as professional development and existing and potential partnerships to expand reach. We welcome evidence of the impact of public presentations, activities, and events by scientists. Our broader goal is to develop a deeper understanding of how the science education and communication communities can better support scientists’ engagement efforts.

Questions? Contact Christine Shupla at [email protected].

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Spotlight on Education highlights events and programs that provide opportunities for planetary scientists to become involved in education and public engagement. If you know of space science educational programs or events that should be included, please contact the Lunar and Planetary Institute's Education Department at [email protected].