Te Kura Kōhatu: School of Rock 2018 (5-13 July; Auckland, New Zealand)

A week-long field-based introduction to geoscience for science teachers and teachers-in-training, including the opportunity to tour and work inside the scientific research vessel JOIDES Resolution while docked in Auckland.

School of Rock is an annual education program offered by the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). It is usually run on board the JOIDES Resolution while the ship is in transit between expeditions. This year, for logistical reasons, it is being held onshore in Auckland, providing a greater opportunity for New Zealanders to participate. All costs apart from some meals are covered by IODP and the Australian and New Zealand IODP Consortium (ANZIC).

Te Kura Kōhatu has a special focus on the geology of Auckland, including five days of field trips, and so is of special interest to teachers from the wider region with a desire to bring the local geology to life for their students. The aims of the program are to build confidence in teaching Earth science through practical ship-, lab- and field-based activities focusing on observation and experiential learning; to introduce science teachers to the educational resources and opportunities available through IODP, the world’s largest geoscience program; and to build connections between science teachers from the 23 nations that participate in IODP.

Applicants are required to provide a dissemination plan, answers to a series of short questions, a CV, and one letter of recommendation.

Apply online here.

To find out more, New Zealand applicants should contact nzodp(at)gns.cri.nz

Extended deadline for applications: 21 May 2018

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