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SSS1.5

Teaching and Communicating Science: Soils and geosciences
Convener: Jess Drake  | Co-Conveners: David L. Lindbo , Willie Towers , Joseph Liddicoat , María Fernández Raga 
Orals
 / Fri, 02 May, 13:30–15:15  / Room B6
Posters
 / Attendance Fri, 02 May, 17:30–19:00
 / Attendance Fri, 02 May, 17:30–19:00  /
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD9.1  / Fri, 02 May, 10:30–11:15  /  
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Geosciences, particularly soil science, are often a forgotten part of the environment despite their role in a number of global and local issues. Geosciences and soil sciences have roles in daily life, including: food and fibre production, protecting water supplies, climate change mitigation, biodiversity, flood control, and other ecosystem services. For geosciences to become important in people's minds, we need active communication and education that is fun, accessible, available, inclusive and informative for scientists and non-scientists alike. It should invoke a passion for geoscience, and broaden understanding of the importance of geosciences. In this session, we will discuss formal and informal education and communication approaches. This includes formal university and school education, as well as informal approaches using the internet and other resources.This session invites people to submit papers on, or alternatively show live demonstration of novel approaches of successful communication and education of geoscience and particularly soil science. The session will also include a structured open discussion on the approaches demonstrated, their effect on audiences and to share experiences.
Public information: Geosciences, particularly soil science, are often a forgotten part of the environment despite their role in a number of global and local issues. Geosciences and soil sciences have roles in daily life, including: food and fibre production, protecting water supplies, climate change mitigation, biodiversity, flood control, and other ecosystem services. For geosciences to become important in people's minds, we need active communication and education that is fun, accessible, available, inclusive and informative for scientists and non-scientists alike. It should invoke a passion for geoscience, and broaden understanding of the importance of geosciences. In this session, we will discuss formal and informal education and communication approaches. This includes formal university and school education, as well as informal approaches using the internet and other resources.This session invites people to submit papers on, or alternatively show live demonstration of novel approaches of successful communication and education of geoscience and particularly soil science. The session will also include a structured open discussion on the approaches demonstrated, their effect on audiences and to share experiences.