Convenor: Edgar Bering (USA)
Co-Convenor:Barbara Leichter (Austria)
This symposium invites papers on the process of getting scientists involved in outreach. It will address ways in which the professional membership of IAGA can become more engaged in Education and Outreach. It grows ever more apparent that our world needs much more science literacy than we presently have. It is vital that we find ways to engage active researchers in sharing their work in schools and with the public. In practice, this task is challenging for many reasons.
Topics covered in these papers may include the obstacles to engagement, the processes used to overcome those obstacles, universal do’s and don’ts, and culturally specific issues. Cross-cultural comparisons and examples of successful programs are particularly welcome.