EGU - Education

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Welcome to the EGU’s Education section! Here you can find information about EGU's educational initiatives, including:

You can also access the contact details of the EGU Committee on Education on this page.


  • Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshop - Topic: Major events that shaped the Earth
    GIFT-2018 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 Sciences 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 program 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. [ Read more ]
  • EGU Committee on Education seeking two new members
    The Committee on Education, which coordinates the EGU activities related to secondary and tertiary education, is looking for new members to help further its programmes. [ Read more ]
  • GIFT Distinguished Lectures Series - Call for Proposals
    The EGU Committee on Education is going to inaugurate an annual series of Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) Distinguished Lectures, to be given by top scientists who have previously participated as speakers in GIFT workshops during EGU General Assemblies. High school teachers, high school directors and educators for teachers from the European area are welcome to request a lecture, for which the EGU Committee on Education will cover the travel and subsidise the costs of the speaker. [ Read more ]
  • Planet Press: 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. [ Read more ]