Meeting Time/Date: Saturday, 26 October, 1-5 p.m.
Place: Denver, Colorado
A half-day Mars For Earthlings (MFE) workshop will introduce lesson modules applying Earth analog concepts to recent Mars imagery in an effort to engage students in STEM disciplines. This workshop is aimed at any faculty and postdoctoral scientists/graduate students teaching undergraduate introductory earth or planetary science. Participants should bring a laptop to work through exercises that utilize Google Mars and JMARS software. Activities will cover broad themes of Mars surface processes, astrobiology, and mineralogy. Many of the teaching resources will be accessible online. Upon completion of the course participants will receive a $25 coupon redeemable at the GSA onsite bookstore.
Visit the GSA Annual Meeting webpage for more information and to register for the workshop.
Sponsors: NASA; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Planetary Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division.
Meeting Time/Date: November 6, 13, 20, and 21, 2013, 9-10 p.m. Eastern Time.
Place: This course is completely online.
An online, professional development opportunity offers pedagogical content knowledge and infuses engaging Mars content and NASA discoveries in your higher education Earth Science classes. A four-hour total time commitment
For more information and to sign up, visit the course webpageU.S. Satellite Laboratories utilizes state-of-the-art technologies dedicated to support educators in STEM disciplines. More information about U.S. Satellite Laboratories can be found at the U.S. Satellite Laboratories, Inc webpage.