Key Dates for Scientists: March 2015

What do you have to do?

  • Respond to live chat invitations — From Wednesday 28th January onward
  • Fill in your profile — As soon as possible
  • Test a live chat in the drop-in session in the staffroom — Thursday 5th March, 3pm CET
  • Answer questions and have live chats with students — Monday 9th–Friday 20th March

Key Dates

Monday 23rd February — Site goes live for students

Please put your profile up as soon as you can. This gives teachers time to introduce the event and do background work. Use this time to play around with the site and see how it works. We will send you a “test” question to make sure everything is working for you.

Thursday 5th March, 3–4pm CET — Drop-in chat session

We’ll have drop-in chat session in the staffroom so come along and say Hi! This is also a great chance to meet each other, meet teachers taking part, ask any questions, and familiarise yourself with the chatroom set up.

Monday 9th March — Event begins

It may be quite quiet for the first couple of days while students log in, but be ready for a rush of questions. We will notify you by email of the live chat sessions booked by teachers. Please respond to say whether you will participate in each live chat.

Tuesday 17th March — First eviction

When polls close the scientist with the FEWEST votes will be evicted. You will be notified by email of the result, good luck! There will be evictions every day for the rest of the week. Scientists will be emailed, and evictions will be announced on the site at 3pm CET each day, so that it’s before the end of the school day. Evicted scientists will still be able to update their profile and take part in live chats if they want to.

Friday 20th March, 3pm CET — The final result

The polls close for a final time and we announce the winners of I’m a Geoscientist, Get me out of here!