Overview & news
Welcome to the EGU’s education section! Here you can find information about EGU's educational initiatives, including:
- Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) workshops
- Planet Press – geoscientific news for children
- Teacher's Corner – teaching resources in the geosciences
- Geolocations database – geological locations across Europe
You can also access the contact details of the EGU Committee on Education on this page.
Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) 2018 Workshop: Major events that shaped the Earth
The 2018 edition of GIFT will take place in Vienna, April 9–11 2018, during the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union. It will be preceded on Sunday April 8 by a guided visit to the splendid Vienna Natural History Museum, one of the most renowned in the world.
The theme of this workshop, is ‘Major events that shaped the Earth’. Over two and a half days, the workshop will explore the major characteristics of the key events that shaped our planet in the past, through topical presentations from scientists at the cutting-edge of research, together with hands-on teaching activities, following the tradition of GIFT workshops.
Teachers are also invited on a voluntary basis, to present ‘out-of-the official programme activities’ that they may have developed with their pupils in the poster session ‘Science in future classrooms’, which is an integral part of the GIFT workshop.
This project brings Earth, planetary and space science research to children. Planet Presses are short versions of EGU press releases – articles for journalists based on scientific research published in EGU journals – written in child-friendly language. All of EGU’s science press releases issued to date now have a corresponding kids version.