Workshop Program

Thursday, August 12: Optional GeoPads Field Day

Overlap day with some participants from Using GIS and Remote Sensing to Teach Geoscience workshop. Wear comfortable hiking clothes and lightweight hiking boots or sturdy sneakers (no sandals, please). Bring a hat, rain gear, and sunscreen.

7:00 AM meet at MSU Student Union for Coffee/Continental Breakfast and to pack lunch for the day; SUB Ballroom B
7:30 AM
Drive to Paradise Valley

8:45 AM - 5:30 PM Participants will split into 4 groups and rotate between four field stations

8:45 - 10:45 AM Station 1
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Station 2
1:15 - 3:15 PM Station 3
3:30 - 5:30 PM Station 4

6:00 - 7:00 PM Soak at Chico
7:00 - 8:00 PM BBQ
9:00 PM Return to Bozeman

Friday, August 13

7:00-8:00 Continental breakfast, pack lunches for the day hike. We probably won't have time to get everyone back to the hotel in time for the opening session, so bring posters and any materials you want to have for the opening session later tonite. -- SUB Ballroom B

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM DAY TRIP for early arrivals: meet at SUB before 8 AM, pack lunch; Hike to Hyalite Peak or Bear Basin; check out our on-line Trail Guides to a) Hyalite Peak (Absaroka Volcanics south of Bozeman, b) Bear Basin (Archean basement near Big Sky), and c) Sacagawea Peak (Bridger Range north of Bozeman, Paleozoic sediments and sevier- and laramide-style faulting--we'll do this hike on Sunday!)

5:00 PM Beer/Wine Reception - Informal Poster Session (posters will stay posted for the duration of the workshop for continuing discussion)--SUB Ballroom B
6:00 PM
7:00 - 8:30 PM Opening Plenary Session -- SUB Ballroom C

  • Introduction to the workshop and it's goals and expectations
  • Round Table Discussion
    • Field Work is Good BUT what is the evidence?
    • How can we make the case that field instruction is essential to geoscience training?
    • What is the value of field instruction: to students, to programs, professional development?
    • What are the expected learning goals, outcomes?

Saturday, August 14

7:00-8:00 Coffee/continental breakfast service -- SUB Ballroom B

8:15 Charge of the day -- SUB Ballroom C

8:30 -10 Session I (Classrooms in Gaines Hall; each group of talks will be offered twice; presented here in small groups to optimize discussion/interaction; Recorder in each session to post "lessons learned", "best practices" on Workspace

Project Based Learning I-- Gaines Hall 043

Instrumentation in Field Instruction Gaines Hall 143

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00 Session II

Project Based Learning II -- Gaines Hall 043

Environmental/Geohydro -- Gaines Hall 143

12:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 Panel I Cross-Cutting Issues Sustainability/Liability/Safety -- SUB Ballroom C

Bob Bauer (session leader), Jim Miller, Steve Custer, Paul Umhoefer

  • Panel presentation (PowerPoint 102kB Aug14 10), round table discussions, group report outs

2:00-3:30 Session III

Pedagogical Approaches -- Gaines Hall 043

Alternative Approaches -- Gaines Hall 143

3:30-4:00 Break

4:00-5:30 Session IV

Project Based Learning I -- Gaines Hall 043

Instrumentation in Field Instruction -- Gaines Hall 143

5:30 Wrap up; plans for tomorrow; road check -- SUB BALLROOM C

6:00 Dinner down town, small groups, on your own

Sunday, August 15

7:00-8:00 Continental Breakfast, pack lunches; MEET AT HANNON HALL, NOT THE SUB!

Day hike to Sacagawea peak; Given this field setting, what field exercises would you develop?

Lunch on the Ridge

2:00-3:30 Panel II: Assessing Learning In the Field Evaluation -- SUB BALLROOM C

3:30-5:00 Working Groups (Suggested topics) -- Rooms in the SUB and Gaines Hall
  • Peer Review Submitted Activities
  • Regional Road Log/Field Guide collections
  • Assessments of Learning in the Field
  • Design a field activity for....a "core" geoscience class, as an introductory exercise (perhaps for recruitment), for a set of learning goals....
  • Field in Introductory Courses

5:00 Working Group Report Out, end of day summary; -- SUB BALLROOM C

6:00 Dinner, catered at Johnny Carino's Italian restaurant

Monday, August 16

7:00-8:00 Coffee/continental breakfast service -- SUB BALLROOM B

8:00 Charge of the day -- SUB BALLROOM C

8:15-9:15 Panel III Teaching Introductory Geology in the Field-- SUB BALLROOM C

9:15-9:30 Break

9:30-11:00 Session V

Project Based Learning II --Gaines Hall 043

Environmental/Geohydro -- Gaines Hall 143

11:00-12:30 Session VI

Pedagogical Approaches -- Gaines Hall 043

Alternative Approaches -- Gaines Hall 143

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00 Panel IV: Technology in the Field:The Good, the Bad, The Ugly -- SUB BALLROOM C

3:00-4:30 Small Working Groups II; Finish your plans, post materials to the website --Rooms in Gaines Hall and SUB

4:30-5:30 Town Hall Meeting:; what have we learned? What next? Report out ` of Working Group action plans....workshop evaluation... SUB BALLROOM C

Dinner: BBQ at Hyalite Reservoir (including short hike to Palisades Falls, campfire)

Tuesday, August 17

Tuesday Aug 17 Optional Field Trip: Pick up at the dorms 7:30, Grantree 7:45.