[U10-P01] Activities of the Committee for School Education, Seismological Society of Japan: Communicating with educators
Keywords:Seismological Society of Japan, school education, educator, outreach, earthquake
The committee has been trying to build communication networks among researchers and school teachers so that they can provide and exchange information on earth science and science education. One of major activities is annual summer school for teachers and university students, which has been held since 1996 at various places visiting sites of geophysical/geological interest. In 2009, the committee also started to conduct teaching certificate renewal courses, lectures and practices which school teachers must take in order to renew their certificates every ten years. Courses are held at about ten sites in cooperation with SSJ members. In conjunction with the SSJ Fall Meeting, two kinds of classes on earthquakes have been given since 2014. One is for children to make simplified seismometers and the other is for school teachers to learn about teaching materials related to earthquakes.