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Communication geosciences and higher education teaching

Geoscientific questions are increasingly relevant in our daily life. However, the public awareness of geoscientific topics is very limited. Therefore, it is important to inverse the visibility of geoscientific challenges and solutions in our society. Communicating geosciences to a broader audience implies the use of innovative strategies for public outreach. We have to encourage kids to become enthusiastic about geoscientific topics already in schools and leisure activities such as museums. Besides public outreach and school education, we also need to motivate geosciences students to address geoscientific challenges to the public. The current situation with the worldwide digital teaching atmosphere brings varies challenges but also opportunities in optimizing e-learning methods in the higher education teaching including digital field trips, microscopy inspire other digital lectures. The aim of this session is to discuss and report on existing and future initiatives as well as connecting people with similar motivation.  


Junge, Malte (1); A. Fischer, Lennart (2); Hlawatsch, Sylke (3); Meschede, Martin (4)
1: Mineralogische Staatssammlung München, Germany; 2: Institut für. Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften, Universität Freiburg, Germany; 3: Richard-Hallmann-Schule, Germany; 4: Institut für Geographie und Geologie, Greifswald, Germany
GeoKarlsruhe 2021