Fachsektion Geodidaktik und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit der GeoUnion / AWS

Section Geoscience Education and Outreach

We work for more and better geosciences in German schools.

We are associated with the International Geoscience Education Organisation (IGEO).

Join us in our virtual Booth 3.2!

Talk to Chris King about the international activities including:

•  Earth Learning Ideas (ELI) for outreach activities and school education

•  International syllabus and textbook

•  Effective teacher training workshops

•  …

Talk to Sylke Hlawatsch about the German situation including:

•  Teaching geosciences in German schools.

•  The international competition for high school students (IESO)

•  Adding geoscience to the German educational system.





Geosciences are not part of the German educational system.


Post your ideas for more geosciences in (German) schools here!


IGEO aims for more and better geoscience education worldwide.



Chris King: Emeritus Professor of Earth Science Education | Chair of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) Committee on Education | Chair of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) Commission on Geoscience Education (COGE)


Sylke Hlawatsch: Geologist, physics and geography teacher | Speaker Section Geoscience Education and Outreach of the GeoUnion/AWS (DGGV/HGD)





IGEO organises anually an international competition for high school students: The International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO). Germany had participated since 2012.









A video documentaion of the IESO 2017, France


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