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Tom Price iron-ore mine – Pilbara Desert, Australia. These are the banded-iron formations similar to those preserved in the nearby Karajini Gorge – January 2008. Image taken by K. Wiese.

Teaching Environmental Geology Workshop

June 2-6, 2012 Montana State University in Bozeman.


NOTE: This workshop has already taken place. You made find presentations and information from the workshop on the Workshop Program.

This workshop is designed specifically for instructors of Environmental Geology. Session topics focus on exploring ways to effectively teach this topic in undergraduate Earth science courses. Each participant will submit and participate in the review of teaching activities. One of the important results of the workshop will be contributions of teaching materials, insights on teaching methodology, and the development of classroom resources that take advantage of cutting edge technology.

Note: We have also developed a set of online resources for folks who are teaching Environmental Geology. You do not have to attend the workshop to view these pages.

Workshop Conveners

Dave Mogk, Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University
Katryn Wiese, Department of Earth Sciences, City College of San Francisco
Devin Castendyk, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, State University of New York, College at Oneonta

Cutting Edge Staff

John McDaris, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College

Reviewing Teaching Activities

The On the Cutting Edge program is conducting a comprehensive review of all our teaching collections. This process began with the Teaching Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry workshop in 2011. The goal of this review is to develop a comprehensive and coherent set of teaching activities that will serve the geoscience education community for years to come. Participants to Teaching Environmental Geology will contribute to this effort by reviewing environmental geology activities, help with our "gap analysis" to identify resources that are needed in this part of the collection, and will submit new activities to the collection. Watch for more details on the review process as plans for the workshop are solidified.

Contact

For questions or more information, please contact Dave Mogk or Katryn Wiese.

This workshop is part of On the Cutting Edge, a professional development program for current and future geoscience faculty. The program is supported by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers and funded by the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education.


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