AGU-NESTA Geophysical Information For Teachers
(GIFT) Workshop 2016

Hot Topics in Earth and Space Science!
Marriott Marquis, Golden Gate A


Download the full PDF (Acrobat (PDF) 167.5MB Dec11 16) for the workshop. Note: This is a very large file. The file has been split up below by session.

Monday, December 12

7:30 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast; Agenda & Intro (Acrobat (PDF) 897kB Dec10 16)

8:00 – 8:05 Welcome from AGU – Dr. Pranoti Asher, AGU Education and Public Outreach Manager

8:05 – 8:10 Welcome from NESTA – Dr. Carla McAuliffe, Executive Director, NESTA

8:10 – 8:15 Logistics – Dr. Pranoti Asher, AGU Education and Public Outreach Manager

8:15 – 9:45 Planet Impact: Galvanize Everyone to Explore Science (Acrobat (PDF) 23.2MB Dec10 16) – Dr. Britney Schmidt (Georgia Institute of Technology), Whitney Cobb (McREL International), Theresa Summer (Astronomical Society of the Pacific), Dr. Sanlyn Buxner (Planetary Science Institute), and Dr. Jake Noel- Storr (InsightSTEM)

GIFT Workshop Survey

9:45 – 10:00 BREAK

10:00 – 11:30 The Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory Virtual Fieldwork Experience: A Gateway to the NGSS's Three Dimensional Science (Acrobat (PDF) 30.5MB Dec10 16)– Dr. Tim White (Pennsylvania State University), Dr. Don Duggan- Haas (The Paleontological Research Institution), and Sarah Sharkey (Pennsylvania State University)

11:30 – 12:15 LUNCH The Quest for Another Earth (Acrobat (PDF) 256kB Dec11 16)–Short film by Daniel Peluso (8 minutes, 42 seconds);;

12:15 – 1:15 Share–a–Thon

1:30 – 3:00 Can Humans Cause Earthquakes? An Argument Driven Inquiry Lesson to Target 3D-NGSS- Learning (Acrobat (PDF) 19MB Dec10 16)– Dr. Danielle Sumy (IRIS Consortium) and Michael Hubenthal (IRIS Consortium)

3:00 – 3:15 Discussion, Closing for Day 1

3:30 – 5:30 Optional Field Trip – A Ramble through San Francisco's Geology (Acrobat (PDF) 4.9MB Dec10 16)– Dr. John Karachewski (EPA) - meet in lobby of Marriot Marquis near luggage check-in/concierge.

Tuesday, December 13

7:30 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:10 Overview of Plans for Day 2, Logistics – Dr. Carla McAuliffe, Executive Director, NESTA

8:10 – 9:40 Climate Detectives: Solving a Climate Mystery on the JOIDES Resolution (Acrobat (PDF) 54.1MB Dec10 16)– Dr. Sean Gulick (UT- Austin), Alison Mote (UT- Austin), Sharon Cooper (Lamont- Doherty Earth Observatory), and Dr. Katherine Elliins (UT- Austin)

9:40 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 11:30 Images of a Changing Planet: Using Remote Sensing Data and Images to Investigate Land Surface Changes (Acrobat (PDF) 19.7MB Dec10 16) – Dr. John Bailey (Google Geo Education), Dr. Ed Robeck (American Geosciences Institute, Center for Geoscience and Society), Peder Nelson (Oregon State University), Aida Awad (Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, Department of Energy), and Dr. Susan Sullivan (University of Colorado)

11:30 – 12:15 LUNCH

12:15 – 1:15 Earth Cache Demonstration (Acrobat (PDF) 3.8MB Dec10 16)-Matthew Dawson, Program Officer, Education and Outreach at Geological Society of America

1:15 – 2:45 GIS for Earth and Environmental Sciences (Acrobat (PDF) 9.9MB Dec10 16) – David DiBiase, Dr. Tom Baker (Esri), and Roger Palmer (Bishop Dunne High School)

2:45 – 3:00 Discussion, Closing, Next Steps

3:00 – 3:20 Workshop Evaluation