Geoscience Alliance IV
Carrying forward ancestral geoscience knowledge to
work through today’s challenges
Land Rights, Food Security, Natural Resource Extraction,
Extreme Weather Events, Water, Land Use Change, and Education
Location: Radisson Phoenix Airport, Phoenix, Arizona
Date: January 31-February 3, 2019
The Geoscience Alliance (GA) is a national alliance of individuals committed to broadening participation of Native Americans in the geosciences. Its members are faculty and staff from tribal colleges, universities, and research centers; native elders and community members; industry and corporate representatives; students (K12, undergraduate, and graduate); formal and informal educators; and other interested individuals. The goals of the Geoscience Alliance are to 1) create new collaborations in support of geoscience education for Native American students, 2) establish a new research agenda aimed at closing gaps in our knowledge on barriers and best practices related to Native American participation in the geosciences, 3) increase participation by Native Americans in setting the national research agenda on issues in the geosciences, and particularly those that impact Native lands, 4) provide a forum to communicate educational opportunities for Native American students in the geosciences, and 5) to understand and respect indigenous traditional knowledge. We welcome participation by geoscientists, computer scientists, mathematicians, engineers, biologists, and other disciplines who are interested in the science questions related to the challenges outlined above.
Contact: Diana Dalbotten, email@example.com for more information.