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Géosciences information for teachers GIFT

Par admin alexis-monteil, publié le mardi 26 mai 2015 11:34 - Mis à jour le mardi 26 mai 2015 11:34

GIFT est une activité du Comité pour l’éducation de l’Union européenne de géosciences (EGU) ouvert pour tous les enseignants européens de sciences d’écoles primaire et secondaire.

J’ai eu la chance de participer au GIFT en avril 2011 et je vous recommande cette expérience extrêmement enrichissante tant du point de vue de l’acquisition de connaissances à la pointe de la recherche scientifique, que de l’apport d’outils pour nos enseignements et d’échanges avec des enseignants venants du monde entier.

La langue officielle du GIFT workshop est l’anglais ! Ci-dessous quelques informations

Sandrine Gayrard, professeur de SVT du Lycée Monteil


The European Geosciences Union was founded in 2002 as a merger of the European Geophysical Society (EGS) and the European Union of Geosciences (EUG). EUG is a dynamic, innovative, and interdisciplinary learned association devoted to the promotion of
- the sciences of the Earth and its environment and of planetary and space sciences;
- cooperation between scientists.

The EGU´s Forum on Education, Outreach, News & Sponsorship is formed by 5 committees, among which the ’Education’ and ’Outreach & Media’ Committees. The Committee on Education organizes Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshops since 2003.


The GIFT workshop is two-and-a-half-day teacher enhancement workshops held in conjunction with EGU’s annual General Assembly, generally in Vienna (Austria) in the month of April. Selected top-level scientists working in the field of Earth Science will offer the invited teachers talks centered on a different theme every year. Program, and presentations offeread for each GIFT workshop are available in the EGU web page (see past GIFT themes). Beginning in 2009 selected conferences are available for Web streaming.

The main objective of the GIFT workshops is to spread first-hand scientific information to science teachers of primary and secondary schools, significantly shortening the time between discovery and textbook, and to provide the teachers with material that can be directly transported to the classroom. In addition, the full immersion of science teachers in a truly scientific context (EGU General assemblies) and the direct contact with world leader geo-scientists are expected to stimulate curiosity towards scientific research that the teachers will transmit to their pupils.


The EGU Committee on Education will cover the costs of travel to Vienna and Hotel rooms for selected teachers.


Frensh primary and secondary school science teachers. Teachers needs to apply to participate in the workshop including a letter of authorization from the school director and including a statement that they understand the english language.


Download the enclosed file and return it via e-mail to Carlo Laj or to Jean-Luc Berenguer. The deadline to apply to the 2012 GIFT Workshop is November 30, 2011.


The theme of the GIFT 2012 Workshop will be "Water". the GIFT Workshop will take place at the Austria Centre in Vienna (Austria).

The GIFT Workshop will take place from 22 (sunday afternoon ) to 25 (wednesday at noon) April 2012.


See the archive of the last GIFT Workshops:




Do not hesitate to write to Carlo Laj or to Jean-Luc Berenguer.