Geosciences Information For Teachers (GIFT)
Web Site for Spanish science teachers

GIFT is an activity of the Committee on Education of the European Geoscience Union (EGU) open to all European primary and secondary science school teachers. This web page is meant for Spanish teachers, the chosen language is English because English is the official language of the GIFT workshops.


The European Geosciences Union (EGU) was founded in 2002 as a merger of the European Geophysical Society (EGS) and the European Union of Geosciences (EUG). EGU is a dynamic, innovative, and interdisciplinary learned association devoted to the promotion of
    •    the sciences of the Earth and its environment and of planetary and space sciences;
    •    cooperation between scientists.

The EGU´s Forum on Education, Outreach, News & Sponsorship is formed by 5 committees, among which the 'Education' and  'Outreach & Media' Committees. The Committee on Education organizes Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshops since 2003.


The GIFT Workshop is two-and-a-half-day teacher enhancement workshops held in conjunction with EGU’s annual General Assembly, generally in Vienna (Austria) in the month of April. Selected top-level scientists working in the field of Earth Science will offer the invited teachers talks centered on a different theme every year. Program, and presentations offered for each GIFT workshop are available in the EGU web page (see past GIFT themes). Beginning in 2009 selected conferences are available for Web streaming.

The main objective of the GIFT workshops is to spread first-hand scientific information to science teachers of primary and secondary schools, significantly shortening the time between discovery and textbook, and to provide the teachers with material that can be directly transported to the classroom. In addition, the full immersion of science teachers in a truly scientific context (EGU General Assemblies) and the direct contact with world leader geo-scientists are expected to stimulate curiosity towards scientific research that the teachers will transmit to their pupils.


The EGU Committee on Education will cover the costs of travel to Vienna and Hotel rooms for selected teachers.


Primary and secondary school science teachers. Teachers needs to apply to participate in the workshop including a letter of authorization from the school director and including a statement that they understand the English language.


Download the file Application form GIFT_2015.doc (see .doc file downloadable at bottom of page) and return it via e-mail to Angelo Camerlenghi ( The deadline to apply to the GIFT 2015 Workshop is November  28th 2014.  If you need more time to obtain authorization, please send Angelo Camerlenghi a message explaining the situation. We will be flexible, if needed.


The theme of the GIFT  Workshop 2015 will be "Mineral Resources". The venue of the EGU General Assembly, and therefore the GIFT Workshop will be the Austria Centre in Vienna.The Workshop will take place from Sunday April 13th afternoon to Wednesday April 15th 2015 at noon time.

The preliminary program description and the application form can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.


See the archive of the last GIFT Workshops:

Do not hesitate to write to

Angelo Camerlenghi,
14 Oct 2014, 07:29
Angelo Camerlenghi,
14 Oct 2014, 07:29