Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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Symbol G (General (Education and Outreach)) » General (Education and Outreach)

[G-03] Geoscinece Outreach

Sun. May 22, 2016 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 101A (1F)

Convener:*Takeyuki Ueki(Faculty of Risk and Crisis Management, Chiba Institute of Science), Naoko HASEGAWA(Ochanomizu University), Satoko Oki(Faculty of Environment and information Studies), Chair:Takeyuki Ueki(Faculty of Risk and Crisis Management, Chiba Institute of Science)

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

[G03-20] A report on practices in the geography classroom and a publication aimed at outreach for geography

*Naoko HASEGAWA1, Shunichi YOKOYAMA1 (1.Ochanomizu University)

Keywords:outreach, geography, publication

We seek to develop an effective method of outreach for geography. To do this, we are currently developing travel guidebooks and bus tour guidebooks from the perspective of regional geography. Further, in a university course, we introduced a technique for creating a town map showing regional geography.
After the course, we sought to publish a book based on the students’ work. We obtained financial support for the book’s publication but later decided instead to avail of the opportunity to publish a number of geographical magazines. At the conference, we will report on the process of trial and error that was involved in this project.
The editing committee, magazine title, and fundamental contents such as the front page design and format of each page are created by the students. At the conference, we will report on the negotiations with the publisher and students concerning this process.
The students’ engagement will distinguish our magazine from other academic publications, which sometimes seem inaccessible to general readers.
Hence, at the conference, we would like to address the readers’ requirements.