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Environmental Geochemistry Class Project part of Hydrogeology:Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
This is a inquiry-driven class research project on a local environmental geochemistry question that is accomplished during three-hour laboratory sessions each week. Students are divided into groups that will share ...
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Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
Carey Gazis Central Washington University - We are using data acquired with an ICP-MS to teach students about water chemistry at a variety of levels, ranging from high school students to upper level college ...
Environmental Geochemistry part of Hydrogeology:Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Courses
This environmental geochemistry course examines two perspectives on geochemistry: a scientific discipline with its own basic unanswered questions and a set of tools for answering questions in other geologic ...
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Carey Gazis: Using Measuring Water Resources with GPS, Gravity, and Traditional Methods in Hydrogeology at Central Washington University part of Measuring Water Resources
A Case Study of Groundwater and California Drought in a Hydrogeology Course. I teach a hydrogeology course each year for undergraduate seniors and M.S. students. In this course, students learn the fundamental concepts about groundwater, how it enters the subsurface, is stored, and how humans use and rely on this resource. Each year, we use the same textbook and the same concepts are taught. Current concerns about groundwater availability and quality are often discussed, but are rarely examined in detail. This year, through the GETSI module, we had the opportunity to not only discuss a current groundwater concern, but to examine it in detail looking at data collected using emerging methods to quantify terrestrial water budgets. My students were excited to become experts in the California drought and to learn about GRACE and GPS methods of quantifying terrestrial water storage. The module prompted them to think about large scale water budgets and, in particular, the challenges of quantifying changes in groundwater storage. This was a stimulating learning experience for my students because they were using new data and new methods to study a very current concern.
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