Program and Agenda

Abstract

GEOSCIENCE ALLIANCE: BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS TO ADVANCE OCEAN RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FOR NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS

The Geoscience Alliance (GA) is a national alliance of individuals committed to broadening participation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawai’ians in the geosciences, broadly defined. Included in its members are faculty and staff from tribal colleges, universities, and research centers; native elders and community members; industry and corporate representatives; K12, undergraduate, and graduate students; both formal and informal educators; and other interested individuals. The goals of the Geoscience Alliance are to 1) create collaborations in support of geoscience education for Native American students, 2) establish a research agenda aimed at closing gaps in our knowledge on barriers and best practices related to Native American participation in geoscience, 3) increase participation by Native Americans in setting the national research agenda on issues that impact Native lands, 4) provide a forum to communicate educational opportunities for Native American students, and 5) to understand and respect indigenous traditional knowledge. We will discuss the key outcomes facilitated by the GA since its inception in 2007, and partnership methodologies used, future plans for the Geoscience Alliance, and how you can become involved.

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Authors

Bueno Watts, N., Center for Coastal Margins Observation & Prediction, USA, buenowat@ohsu.edu

Dalbotten, D., National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, USA, dianad@umn.edu

Green, V., Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction, greenva@ohsu.edu

Details

Poster presentation

Session #:066
Date: 2/26/2014
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Location: Poster/Exhibit Hall

Presentation is given by student: No

PosterID: 1855