Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences Education and Outreach


Earthworks was a free one-week workshop for secondary science teachers from around the country; run with the help of practicing Earth scientists, participants designed and conducted a field-based interdisciplinary study.

The goals of the workshop were to: provide teachers with an introduction to Earth system science that will encourage and enable them to pursue learning about our planet with their students, guide teachers through a learner-centered experience in which they can develop an understanding of Earth systems and share that understanding with others, connect teachers with scientists who study Earth systems and develop an Earth system science learning community.

Earthworks ran in the summers from 1998-2007 and focused on conducting research projects in Earth system science topics. Earthworks participants have an active listserv, if you would like to join please email us.