On the Cutting Edge - Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty
Urban Students, Urban Issues: Opportunities and Challenges for Teaching Geoscience Courses
Brooklyn College of CUNY and American Museum of Natural History
Cutting Edge > Urban Geology > Urban Geology Workshop 2008

Satellite image of temp and vegetation of NYC
The New York City urban heat island. Top image shows satellite temperature data, with cooler temps in blue and hotter ones in yellow; bottom image shows vegetation, with tan showing sparse vegetation and dark green showing dense vegetation. Image credit: NASA More information.

March 8-10, 2008; optional field trip March 8
Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment and the American Museum of Natural History


This workshop has already taken place.

The appeal of wilderness and the great outdoors that drew so many current geoscience faculty to the discipline is just not relevant to many students who have grown up in an urban environment. How do we make geoscience relevant to students in an urban setting? How do we engage urban students in geoscience? How can we better integrate into all geoscience courses the very real geoscience issues that disproportionately face the populations of our cities? Successfully addressing these issues is crucial not only to increasing diversity in the geosciences but also to building a geo-literate urban population.

Join us for an exciting collaborative workshop focused on reaching urban students and teaching urban issues in geoscience at the undergraduate level.



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The workshop corner graphic shows an ASTER image of Baltimore, MD. Image credit: NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS,and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team.

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.


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