Norlene Emerson

Geography / Geology

university of wisconsin - richland

Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects


Flood Recurrence Intervals part of Cutting Edge:Environmental Geology:Activities
This lab activity has students use stream discharge data obtained from the USGS Water Resources Division web site in order to calculate recurrence intervals for a local stream. Using the recurrence data generated, the students then make recommendations to the residents of a local town as to what they might do to reduce their loss from the effects of frequent flooding in their community.


Supporting Geoscience Education at the University of Wisconsin-Richland part of SAGE 2YC:Supporting Student Success:Supporting Student Success in Geoscience at Two-year Colleges:Essays
As I reflect on the goals that I have to support student success in geoscience courses, my thoughts first turn toward strategies I use to connect with each student as an individual learner. Since our students each have different skills, prior knowledge, capabilities, and reasons for being in school, I seek ways to provide content in visual, tactile, and audio means so that each student can connect to the material in the form that best suits their learning styles in order to optimize their learning. While content is important, the process of learning is just as important in an educational experience. Today's students are bombarded with information through social media, television, and print media often with sensationalized information concerning the Earth and the environment. Students need to develop their skills to assess critically what they hear and read especially concerning world issues such as mineral and energy resources, climate change, or mitigating natural disasters.

Other Contribution

Physical Geologyat University of Wisconsin-Richland part of Math You Need:Implementations
This page is designed to provide a guide to a planned implementation of The Math You Need, When You Need It. It will change as the implementation proceeds at this institution. Please check back regularly for ...

Events and Communities

Teaching About Energy in Geoscience Courses: Current Research and Pedagogy

Teaching Environmental Geology 2012

GSA 2012 Preparing Workforce and Transfer Students in 2YC

Supporting Student Success in Geoscience at Two-year Colleges

GSA 2013 Supporting Student Success in Geoscience at Two-year Colleges