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Workshop Program

Note: This workshop has already taken place. Presentations and outcomes are linked from the program below.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


5:00-6:00 Opening reception; icebreaker activity: Energy concept sketch (Microsoft Word 117kB Jun8 09) based on Steve Semken's activity, Power Source
6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:00-8:30 Opening plenary talks, followed by discussion
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Energy Research in the Geosciences (PowerPoint 4.1MB Jun2 09)
Nicholas Woodward, Geosciences Research Program, US Department of Energy



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Energy and Energy Policy in the Geoscience Classroom (Acrobat (PDF) 2.4MB Jun15 09)
Jimm Myers, University of Wyoming


Classes:

Seminars:

Teaching materials:

The Magma Foundry

References:






Monday, May 18


8:30-9:00 Opening remarks
9:00-10:30 Panel: Energy and Energy Policy in the Geoscience Classroom
This session will feature three speakers who will share their approaches for teaching about energy and policy. Discussion will follow each presentation.
A Case-Study Approach to Teaching Energy and the Environment at Carleton College (PowerPoint 2.1MB May19 09), Cameron Davidson, Carleton College
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Teaching Energy and the Environment with a Geoscience Perspective (PowerPoint 1MB Jun10 09)
Edward Stermer, Illinois Central College

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An Introductory-Level Energy Course that Combines Geology, Physics, and Public Policy (PowerPoint 2.2MB May19 09)
Timothy Schroeder, Bennington College


My Footprint calculator - Estimates how many Earths would be needed if everyone lived the way you do

End of Surburbia - Movie shown in class which presents a very apocalyptic view of Peak Oil

Future Climate Change applet is a good exercise that allows users to analyze prediction scenarios from the previous IPCC report

The Java Climate Model allows users to manipulate climate model input and see effects

Exercise with climate stabilization wedges

Ideas are also detailed in the Scientific American Special Issue on Energy Sept. 2006




10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:00 Small groups: What is the role of energy in our courses?
11:00-11:10 Individual reflection - complete worksheet (Microsoft Word 29kB May15 09)
11:10-11:40 Round table discussions - each group will make a bulleted list and upload it.
11:40-12:00 Report out and whole group discussion Discussion outcome (PowerPoint 1.4MB Jun9 09) One PowerPoint slide from each discussion group.
12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 3:00 Overview presentations on science and policy
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Fossil Fuels (PowerPoint 6MB Nov10 09)
Geoff Thyne, Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute, University of Wyoming



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Alternative Energy (PowerPoint 2.9MB Jun8 09)
Fred Loxsom, Environmental Earth Science, Eastern Connecticut State University


Maps of solar potential

US map of wind potential (more info) click on any state for a state map



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The Role of Carbon Sequestration in the Future of Fossil Energy (Acrobat (PDF) 13.8MB Jun8 09)
Carol Frost, University of Wyoming
3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-6:00 Parallel sessions
Participants will select one topic to attend during session I, and another topic to attend during session II. Each session will include one presentation about science, one presentation about the pedagogy of that topic, followed by group brainstorming for ways in which this topic can be integrated into the classroom. Word doc version of the brainstorming worksheet (Microsoft Word 54kB May15 09)

3:15 - 4:30 - Session I - select one to attend
Traditional Energy
Sustainable and Fossil Energy: Options and Consequences, Joel Blum, Geological Sciences and Ecology/Evolutionary Biology , University of Michigan
Energy Resources, Allen Kihm, Department of Geosciences, Minot State University
Energy and the Poor - Black Carbon in Developing Nations, Anne Hall, Environmental Studies, Emory University
Natural Gas and the Marcellus Shale, Sid Halsor, Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Wilkes University
Alternative Energy

Biofuels: Our Energy Future?, Mark Lyford, University of Wyoming

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Teaching Renewable Energy (PowerPoint 838kB May19 09)
Florence Bocquet, University of Colorado at Boulder

Energy Policy and Geoscience
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Powered by the SUN: Renewable Energy Myths, Distortions and Reality (PowerPoint 7.1MB Jun8 09)
Mohamad-Ali Hasan, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

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Linking Energy Policy and Scale in an Introductory Geology Course (PowerPoint 1.1MB Jun8 09)
Richard Kettler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

4:45 - 6:10 Session II (repeat of session I) - select one to attend
Traditional Energy
Sustainable and Fossil Energy: Options and Consequences, Joel Blum, Geological Sciences and Ecology/Evolutionary Biology , University of Michigan
Energy Resources, Allen Kihm, Department of Geosciences, Minot State University
Energy and the Poor - Black Carbon in Developing Nations, Anne Hall, Environmental Studies, Emory University
Natural Gas and the Marcellus Shale, Sid Halsor, Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Wilkes University
Alternative Energy

Biofuels: Our Energy Future?, Mark Lyford, University of Wyoming

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Teaching Renewable Energy (PowerPoint 838kB May19 09)
Florence Bocquet, University of Colorado at Boulder

Energy Policy and Geoscience
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Powered by the SUN: Renewable Energy Myths, Distortions and Reality (PowerPoint 7.1MB Jun8 09)
Mohamad-Ali Hasan, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

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Linking Energy Policy and Scale in an Introductory Geology Course (PowerPoint 1.1MB Jun8 09)
Richard Kettler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

6:00 - 6:10 Roadcheck Evaluation
6:30 - 7:30 Dinner at Hilton Garden Inn

7:30 - 9:00 Poster Session at Hilton Garden Inn


Tuesday, May 19


8:30 - 8:45 Welcome remarks, plan for the day

8:45 - 9:30 Effective pedagogy for designing new teaching materials
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Aligning Course Goals, Assessment, and Instruction (PowerPoint 346kB Jun2 09)
Tim Slater, University of Wyoming Department of Education

Designing and Reviewing Activities, Cathy Manduca,Science Education Resource Center - Carleton College

9:30-9:45 Break

9:45-11:15 Panel: Classroom activities for teaching energy and energy policy
This session will feature three speakers who will demonstrate classroom activities used to teach about energy. Discussion will follow each presentation.
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An Energy Impact Assessment Exercise Using Watt Meters and Spreadsheets (PowerPoint 756kB Jun8 09)
Chris Sinton, University of Redlands



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Challenging Students to Change their Approach to Energy Use with The Lifestyle Project (PowerPoint 824kB Jun2 09)
Karin Kirk, SERC-Carleton College and Tim Lutz, West Chester University



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Teaching about Energy with Google Earth (PowerPoint 6.1MB May19 09)
Glenn Richard, Mineral Physics Institute, Stony Brook University


Teaching with Google Earth

Activities using Google Earth by Glenn Richard, featuring the activities in this presentation

Complete list of Google Earth activities




11:20-12:00 Work time: Individual time to consolidate what you have learned. Formulate working groups and plan for afternoon work session.

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-3:30 Work time: Working groups meet

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45 - 6:00 Workshop wrap-up and discussion
3:45-4:30 Results from working groups - ideas for new activities, new courses and new ways to integrate energy into existing courses
4:30-5:00 What did we learn? What are our next steps? Group discussion and synthesis
5:00-6:00 Complete end of workshop survey

7:00 Dinner at Altitude Chophouse & Brewery, 320 South 2nd Street


Wednesday, May 20 - Optional Field Trip ($75 field trip fee)

Go to field trip page, with maps and supplemental information
See the field trip photo gallery



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