The EGU’s Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) programme offers teachers the opportunity to hone their skills in EGU related subject areas. As one of GIFT’s most important activities, the General Assembly Workshop is organised annually and combines presentations on current research by leading scientists with hands-on activities presented by educators to roughly one hundred invited teachers.
Water! is the theme of this year’s GIFT Workshop series (Room 29, Monday, 23 April, 8:30-17:00; Tuesday, 24 April, 8:30-17:00; Wednesday, 25 April, 8:30-10:00) which kicks off with a guided visit to the Vienna Natural History Museum on the afternoon of 22 April.
Described in the preliminary programme, the series will provide a thorough introduction to the water cycle, with a focus on global freshwater availability and distribution, the over-exploitation of water, strategies for sustainable water use, and the threats of environmental change. As always, additional contributions from attending teachers are welcome.