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Earth@Home Workshops

What is Earth@Home?

Earth@Home is a free online platform to help U.S. educators, their students, and the wider public learn about the Earth science of the place where they live. It includes regionally-focused guides to Earth science, introductions to Earth science topics (e.g., plate tectonics, rocks, minerals, etc.), interactive Virtual Field Experiences, and hundreds of 3D models of mineral, rock, and fossil specimens. Learn more about Earth@Home here.

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What are the Workshops?

We are hosting a series of free online (Zoom) workshops to introduce educators to Earth science resources on Earth@Home that are focused on the region of the United States where they live. The first of these workshops will be about the Earth science of the southeastern United States. The associated content is being supported by a grant to PRI from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as are the workshops themselves. Use the links below to register.

Workshop schedule:

Next Workshop: Earth Science of the Northwest-Central United States (November 17, 2022 @ 6:30pm ET)

Covers: Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming

Start Exploring: Earth Science of the Northwest-Central United States

Simple map showing the major physiographic regions of the northwest-central United States.

Workshop instructors:

  • Dr. Jonathan Hendricks, Director of Science Communication, PRI
  • Dr. Elizabeth Hermsen, Research Scientist, PRI
  • Dr. Don Haas, Director of Teacher Programing, PRI
  • Dr. Robert Ross, Associate Director for Outreach, PRI

Working Agenda (all times EST):

Please note that the workshop will be streamed live on YouTube and will be recorded. If you do not wish to be recorded, please watch the recording. It will be posted here after the workshop.

Register for Workshop

Video Recordings of Past Earth@Home Workshops

Southeastern United States

Covers Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Explore Earth Science of the Southeastern United States

South Central United States

Covers Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

Explore Earth Science of the South-Central United States

Southwestern United States

Covers Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico.

Explore Earth Science of the Southwestern United States

Western United States and Hawaii

Covers: Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii

Explore Earth Science of the Western United States