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Find Your Science at GSA
14 Dec. 2012
GSA Release No. 12-100
Christa Stratton
Director of Education, Communication, & Outreach

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Free Texas Teacher Academy on Energy

Boulder, CO, USA – Considering the rich oil history in Texas, it is only fitting the students in Texas receive the very best in education resources on energy. This starts with training teachers.

Teachers across northern Texas are invited to attend a free, two-day Academy on energy resources presented by The Geological Society of America and supported by the Fort Worth based Miles Foundation.  The Explore! Earth Science Academy on Energy Resources will be held on February 7 and 8, 2013 at the Radisson Hotel at Fossil Creek.  Rural teachers can apply to have accommodations and some transportation costs provided for free.

The Academy includes hands-on workshop sessions and a field trip to an active natural gas site with experts leading the trip. Teachers will see the step-by-step processes involved with drilling for natural gas and they will be able to talk directly with experts about current topics associated with drilling. Continuing education credits and lunches are also available for teachers. To learn more about the Explore! Earth Science Academy on Energy Resources, please contact Davida Buehler, , or +1-303-357-1015.

The Geological Society of America (GSA), founded in 1888, is a not-for-profit scientific society with more than 25,000 members from academia, government, and industry in 103 countries around the world. Through its meetings, publications, and programs, GSA enhances the professional growth of its members and promotes the geosciences in the service of humankind. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, GSA encourages cooperative research among earth, life, planetary, and social scientists, fosters public dialogue on geoscience issues, and supports all levels of earth science education.