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Meeting Calendar
 11 Mar  Abstract Deadline
19:59 UT
 28 Apr  Housing Reservation Deadline
 21 May  Registration Deadline

Outreach Programs

Programs for Teachers

Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshop
Hurricanes and Atmospheric Science and Classroom Toolkit
Thursday and Friday 29 and 30 May 0830h - 1530h
Location: Convention Center room 216

Registration deadline is .   Register online for the GIFT Workshop

In May 2008, Earth and space scientists from around the world will convene in Fort Lauderdale Florida to attend the 2008 Joint Assembly and you can benefit from this scientific gathering!

This year's GIFT workshop will present the latest results in hurricanes and atmospheric science. The workshop will give participants a suite of engaging tools and activities to use in their classrooms.

The Joint Assembly 2008 GIFT Workshop is free for participating teachers who register by Saturday, 23 May 2008. Space is limited to 50 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to register early. The Workshop will include hands-on classroom activities directly aligned with the National Science Content Standards. More information about the detailed program can be obtained by contacting Dr. InÚs Cifuentes, AGU Education and Career Services Manager. This year's GIFT workshop will take place on 29 and 30 May from 0830-1530.

Dr. InÚs Cifuentes (, 202 777 7508).

Programs for the Public

Family Science Event
Monday, 26 May 1200h - 1600h
Location: Convention Center Floridian Ballroom B and C

The AGU, AAS/SPD and the Association for Astronomy Education present a four-hour open house for local families, teachers and kids. Come learn about the cool science going on right now in Earth and space science. At Exploration Station: Ft. Lauderdale you will get to meet scientists, do some hands-on science, and take home a bunch of free stuff! You will need government-issued ID to enter the convention center. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Click here to view the Family Science Day flier.