Christine Massey


University of Vermont and State Agricultural College

Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects

Activities (2)

Learning Landscapes: RIVERS part of Rates and Time:GSA Activity Posters
Learning Landscapes provides historic "geo-images" of Rivers in Unit #1 and Slopes in Unit #2 (in progress). Students work at their own pace through a series of on-line images with directed questions and expert answers for each image. Images stem in most part from the University of Vermont's Landscape Change Program archive ( The RIVERS unit uses five themes: the general importance of rivers ("Why Rivers?"), the shapes of rivers, how rivers convey materials, interactions of rivers with other Earth systems, and changes in river systems over time. Learning Landscapes uses predominantly historical imagery and introduces fluvial and geologic landscape change over several timescales. Rivers change seasonally, decadally, historically, and millenially. Students engage in a pre-survey activity before viewing the main body of images, and a similar post-survey activity after each theme. Preliminarily, we have found that students relate to local images of New England, use the site as a resource, relate image content to course field laboratories, and relate images to their previous knowledge.

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
The Landscape Change Project works with middle and high school students to archive physical landscape change in Vermont. Students work with teachers, historical society members and town officers to collect historic images, scan these images, digitally re-photograph the shots, write historical accounts, and upload all data. The Landscape Change Project connects students with their home landscape, their history, and their community.

Other Contributions (2)

Ocean to Ice Cap: Photo Essay part of Vignettes:Vignette Collection
Attached is a series of photographs showing a traverse of the Greenland ice sheet from its western margin at sea level, near Kangerlussuaq (formerly Sonderstrom Fjord), to the summit station at 3207m high. The photographs stem from the August 1989 field season of the Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2 (GISP2).

Christine Massey part of Reconsidering the Textbook:Participant Profiles
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Events and Communities

Student Learning: Observing and Assessing 2005 Participants

Reconsidering the "Textbook" Participants