2022 EarthScope ANGLE Educator Workshop

Earthquake-Tsunami-Volcano Science & Preparedness

September 30-October 3, 2022 (Friday-Monday)

University of Alaska Anchorage
Gorsuch Commons (Rm 106)
3700 Sharon Gagnon Lane
Anchorage AK 99508

This workshop has been rescheduled several times since the originally-planned workshop in April 2020. We are very excited to finally be holding it. Jump to: COVID19 Policies and Planning

Round 1 - Application deadline February 24, 2020. Applications are closed.
Round 2 - Application deadline: May 20, 2022

This 4-day professional development workshop brings together K-12 educators, parks & museum interpreters, and emergency management and health & safety educators. Participants learned the basic science of earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, EarthScope, preparedness, and other research efforts to monitor the Earth in Alaska. They explore the topics in a hands-on learning environment and a field trip. Participants receive an educator kit containing high quality physical and digital resources to support the transfer of teaching activities to classrooms, interpretive sites, and other learning venues. On the last workshop day, participants develop action plans for conducting collaborative science and engaging our communities on the mitigation of coastal geologic hazards.

Participants will present their progress on the action-plans at the follow-up Share-a-thon on Saturday March 25, 2023.

Primarily for educators from Mat-Su/Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak, Southeast, and Aleutians.

ANGLE 2022 Educator Workshop Flyer (Acrobat (PDF) 4.6MB Mar18 22)

Overview » Program »

Participants receive (paid for by the grant):

  • Two credits hours (UAA course, optional)
  • Travel, housing and food expenses (for participants outside Anchorage area)
  • Earth science and preparedness field-trip experience
  • $100/day stipend for days outside regular work (must attend all of 4-day workshop and 1-day follow-up Share-a-thon; stipend payment half each after Workshop and Share-a-thon)
  • For those who cannot accept stipends, equivalent funds are available for posters, exhibits, signage, or other educational or interpretive materials.
  • Educator "kit' with materials for classroom and interpretive activities on earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, EarthScope science, and hazard mitigation.
  • Opportunity to join the Quake Catcher Network (QCN) and have a seismometer installed at your educational or public institution. QCN has thousands of team members collecting earthquake data around the world.
  • Advice from ANGLE instructors regarding classroom activities as well as interpretive programming, exhibits, and signage development.

COVID19 Policies and Planning

We are focused on ensuring a safe and productive short course. ANGLE has developed the following protocols related to COVID19 safety based on local and national guidelines. If conditions, advice, or requirements change, we will inform Participants as quickly as possible. We cannot reduce risk to zero. ANGLE is asking attendees to protect the community and each other.

  1. All Participants must be up-to-date* on COVID vaccinations or a negative COVID test (PCR or antigen) within 72 hours of the workshop start in order to attend. Participants will need to show proof of vaccination or negative test results (paper or electronic or photo) during the check-in process, before entering the short course venue. Antigen tests will also be available, which participants can use prior to the workshop start, but we strongly recommend taking a test before you leave home rather than wait until you get here.
  2. All Participants shall adhere to the masking policy of the University of Alaska Anchorage during the time of the workshop. Currently masks are optional in all UAA facilities but we suggest bringing one or more with you.
  3. On-site rapid antigen test kits will be available at no cost for any Participants who feel unwell, have COVID-like symptoms, and/or were exposed to someone else who tested positive.
  4. No Participant shall come to the short course if they are having COVID-like symptoms.
  5. If a Participant becomes COVID-positive during the workshop they will need to stop attending immediately. The Participant must follow local and/or state guidelines for COVID positivity and quarantine. ANGLE shall not be responsible for any losses, modifications, travel inconveniences, or any other disruptions to Participants due to positive COVID tests or quarantine.

*Up-to-date as defined by the US Center for Disease Control (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html). At the time of writing (September 6, 2022) this means a person has received their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines (2 Moderna or Pfizer; 1 J&J) and any recommended boosters. We will endeavor to inform participants rapidly in the event there is a change to this guidance.

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