GeoScience Outreach Course coordinator – Course website
School of GeoScience, University of Edinburgh

Geoscience Outreach is an innovative 4th year undergraduate course in the School of GeoSciences aiming to provide students with the opportunity to develop their own science communication and engagement project.

Check out our blog post about the course on the Teaching Matters website.

Outreach Teaching Matters Blog Post

Check out some of our outreach and engagement events at the Edinburgh Science Festival:

Arctic from Above – Saturday 1 April – Friday 12 May 2017

Contemporary Connections: Exploring the Art in Data – Saturday 1 April – Friday 12 May 2017

Tundra shrubs – Arctic time machines, with Sandra Angers-Blondin – Wednesday 12 April 2017 11:00 and 14:30

Researching with Drones: Meet the ExpertsSaturday 15 April 2017 10:00 AM

Arctic Time Machines

Check out Isla’s ‘Our Changing World‘ lecture: The Greening of the Arctic

See our TeamShrub outreach event at Our Dynamic Earth on 16 and 17 October 2016: Inspiring Young Scientists Event ‘The Universe is Your Oyster’. There were 2201 guests at the event including youth of all ages and their parents.

I have conducted school visits in over 20 classrooms, working with programs such as Let’s Talk Science (University of Alberta), Scientists and Innovators in Schools (Vancouver), Innovators in the Schools (Yukon).  I acted as the outreach coordinator for the International Polar Year Canadian Youth Steering Committee and the ArcticNet Students Association. I was a workshop facilitator for the 2012 Polar Educators Workshop.

  • Myers-Smith IH. 2010. Optimal foraging classroom activity. IPY Polar Resouce Book.
  • Myers-Smith IH, S Trefry, and C Robichaud. Ecology Up North: Scientific Fun Under the Midnight Sun. Children’s Book/Presentation.
  • Myers-Smith IH, N Lisuzzo. Thermokarst the Dragon and the Climate Conundrum. Children’s Book.