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Map of Earth's gravity field
Earth's gravity field as measured by GRACE (the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment); Image credit: NASA/JPL. More information.

August 12-15, 2007; optional field trip August 16
University of Michigan's Camp Davis Rocky Mountain Field Station, Jackson, WY

Application Deadline: February 1, 2007

Join us for an exciting collaborative effort focused on enhancing the teaching of geophysics at the undergraduate level. This workshop will bring together college and university faculty who teach geophysics to explore a wide variety of topics related to teaching geophysics effectively both in geophysics courses and as parts of other courses taught in the geoscience curriculum. Participants will share exemplary laboratory and classroom activities, discuss course content and curriculum, explore strategies for integrating geophysics concepts and activities across the curriculum, and address issues in teaching and learning geophysical concepts and processes.

This workshop is patterned after the very successful workshops on Teaching Mineralogy (1996), Teaching Petrology in the 21st Century (On the Cutting Edge, 2003), Teaching Structural Geology in the 21st Century (On the Cutting Edge, 2004), Teaching Hydrogeology in the 21st Century (On the Cutting Edge, 2005), and Teaching Sedimentary Geology in the 21st Century (On the Cutting Edge, 2006). Participants will help to develop an online collection of teaching materials related to Geophysics similar to the ones developed for these other workshops. Instructional materials developed at the workshop will be reviewed, evaluated, and field-tested in classrooms by workshop participants.

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The workshop corner graphic shows a SAR interferogram of ground deformation associated with aseismic slip on the Shahdad Fault in Iran that occurred within six months of a magnitude 6.6 earthquake along a fault 10-30 km to the west. Image credit: NASA/JPL. More information.

This workshop is part of the On the Cutting Edge, professional development program for current and future geoscience faculty, sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers with funding provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation-Division of Undergraduate Education. We are part of the Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE).


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