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Evolution Update
Hot Off The Press
GSA Awards & Recognition
GeoCorps America™
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Communicating the Value of Geoscience
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Evolution Update

AAAS Annual Meeting:
Evolution on the Front Line —

an event for St. Louis-area teachers
Sunday, 19 February, St. Louis, Missouri
GSA has provided travel grants to bring nine outstanding teachers from evolution "hot spots" to this special event at the AAAS Annual Meeting in St. Louis. The goal is to give science teachers a voice on the issue as well as new strategies to use in their schools and communities.
[ more information | AAAS news release ]

Read a copy of the recent U.S. District Court decision upholding the exclusion of Intelligent Design from science education classrooms in Dover, PA.
[ Kitzmiller vs. Dover Area School District ]

Darwin Day Celebrations seek to extend educational opportunities to the public on the subject of evolution.
[ learn more ]

GSA Awards & Recognition

Subaru Outstanding Woman in Science Award
Nominations are due by 1 February 2006.
This prestigious award honors women who make a major impact on the geosciences, based on their Ph.D. research. Women are eligible for three years following their degree. A $2500 cash award will be presented at the GSA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, in October 2006. Established in 2001, in partnership with Subaru and in memory of Doris M. Curtis (GSA’s 103rd and first female president), GSA presents the annual award to encourage women in the geosciences.
[ nomination guidelines and forms ]

GeoCorps America™

APPLY TODAY! Geoscientists wanted to work on National Parks, National Forests & BLM lands this summer
GSA is offering 41 paid positions through the GeoCorps America program in some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world. These geoscience positions are opportunities of a lifetime. The deadline to apply is 3 February.
[ view positions ]

Communicating the Value of Geoscience

For information on other Congressional Science Fellow opportunities, please visit the AGI and AGU Web sites.



Meeting News

TAKE NOTE: There’s a lot going on!

Backbone of the Americas—Patagonia to Alaska
Mendoza, Argentina, 3-7 April 2006
Backbone of the Americas MeetingCo-convened by GSA and the Asociación Geológica Argentina.
World-class science and a colorful location, combined with the very low costs of lodging, restaurants, and transportation in Argentina. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the Andes with international colleagues!
Standard registration rates are in effect through 19 Feb. 2006.
[ complete details | organizers | topics ]

2006 Section Meetings
Join friends and colleagues at 2006 Section Meetings

Submit Abstracts Registration discounts in effect

2005 Annual Meeting Presentations have Extended Life!
GSA recorded a limited number of presentations (with permission from the presenters) during the 2005 Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City. Look for the recorded sessions symbol symbol.
Recorded sessions include:
• Pardee Keynote Symposia
• Late-breaking special session on Hurricane Katrina
• Topical sessions "In Honor of" or "In Memory of" someone.
[ view recorded sessions ]

GSA GeoVentures — Geology Trips of a Lifetime
GeoHostel 2006
GeoVenturesThe Tectonic Development of Southern California - from the Beaches of San Diego to the San Andreas Fault
11-16 March, San Diego/Indio, CA.
Registration deadline: 1 February 2006
Beginning and ending in San Diego, with three days near the Salton Sea, this GeoHostel will focus on the “big picture” of Southern California geologic history over the past 2 billion years.
[ information/registration ]

Welcome New Partners

GSA Council is pleased to recognize recent alliances with two outstanding geoscience organizations:


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