For Scientists

Resources and information for scientists

Outreach Support for Scientists

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The mission of IDP's Education Program is to enable effective educational outreach to teachers, students and the public on behalf of, and in collaboration with, the ice drilling and coring community.

Activities support two primary goals:

  • Providing materials and services for educational audiences
  • Building a collaborative infrastructure to leverage research outcomes and outreach activities from individually funded ice core projects

How IDP Can Support You

  • Partnering for "Broader Impacts" on NSF Proposals
    (Note: you must contact IDP via an email to three weeks before you submit your proposal.)
  • Featuring You/Your Science at Education Conferences
    See Past IDP Outreach Participants, below
  • Tailoring Presentations for Education Audiences
    See Example Template for Videoconferences (see below)
  • Scheduling Classroom Visits: Pre-planning with Teacher and Scientist; Lesson Design
  • Conducting Local Workshops, with Travel Support Provided by Your Project
  • Translating Your Research for Public Audiences
    See Example at:

Multiple IDP Sponsored Events Featured Jim White at IPY 2012

Collaboration Opportunities

Past IDP Outreach Participants

Jim White Spruce Schoenemann
Ed Brook Bradley Markle
Jeff Severinghaus Kaitlin Keegan
Joe McConnell Alden Adolph
Richard Alley Gifford Wong
Gary Clow Lou Albershardt
Julie Palais Tanner Kuhl
Murat Aydin Atsu Muto
Jay Johnson Mary Albert (back-up for conflicts)
Zoe Courville  

Spruce doing videoconference for Checking Out Your Team with 2012 AP Environmental Studies high school class

Join the List!

Email Louise Huffman at to become involved.

Additional Resources

Classroom Visits

For those of you who would like in-depth information about current educational standards and pedagogy (the art of teaching), the following two web resources offer valuable background information, checklists and how-to's related primarily to classroom visits:

National Earth Science Teachers Association: Scientists in Schools:

AGI/AAPG: Visiting Geoscientists: An Outreach Guide for Geoscience Professionals

Policy Discussions

AGU offers training and opportunities for you to contribute to outreach at the national level on congressional visit days or as a resource for reporters needing science support:

Communicating Science

AAAS's Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology offers workshops, resources and how-to tips for communicating science to the public: