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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 23 May 2008.   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 (education@agu.org, 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.

Student Travel Grants

The deadline for receipt of the Student travel grant application has passed.

AGU Student Breakfast

Tuesday, 27 May
0700h - 0830h
Location: Convention Center Floridian Ballroom B

All students registered for the meeting are welcome at a complimentary breakfast. AGU leadership and staff will give overviews of the Joint Assembly and AGU programs designed for students. It's a splendid opportunity to meet fellow students and future colleagues.

Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, 28 May
U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Town Hall Meeting
Location: Convention Center, Level 2, Palm Room, 1200h - 1230h

This year the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) is releasing a number of reports on global change research that will provide input to the public and scientific discourse on the subject. The CCSP's series of Synthesis and Assessment Products (including a cross-cutting capstone product) will provide in-depth perspectives on the state of global change science and key scientific questions, emphasizing issues relevant to North America and to specific disciplinary sectors. The CCSP is also releasing two documents required by the Global Change Research Act: (1) Revised Research Plan and (2) Scientific Assessment of the Effects of Global Change on the United States. In addition, the CCSP is embarking on a long-range strategic planning process. To help ascertain significant scientific opportunities and societal needs related to global change, the CCSP will engage in vigorous public outreach in order to reach a broad range of stakeholders in academia, industry, government, and non-governmental organizations. Representatives from the CCSP will present key findings from the Synthesis and Assessment Products, the Revised Research Plan, and the Scientific Assessment and solicit input from the scientific community for its long-range planning.