Using GIS and Remote Sensing to Teach Geoscience in the 21stCentury

August 8-11, 2010; optional day on teaching in the field using GIS, August 12.

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Note: This workshop has already taken place. See the Workshop Program for links to presentations, discussions, and other material from the workshop.

Join us for an exciting collaborative effort focused on enhancing the teaching of geoscience at the undergraduate level by using GIS and remotely sensed data. This workshop will bring together college and university faculty who teach using GIS and remotely sensed data both in the classroom and in the field. Participants will explore a wide variety of topics related to teaching geoscience students effectively using these tools both in GIS/remote sensing courses and as integral components of other courses taught in the geoscience curriculum.

The fourth day of the workshop will be an optional hands-on day on teaching in the field using GeoPads. The optional day will be immediately followed by a Cutting Edge workshop on Teaching Geoscience in the Field, also at Montana State. Participants may apply to attend both workshops.


  • Barbara Tewksbury (Hamilton College)
  • Mohamed Abdelsalam (Missouri University of Science and Technology)
  • Brian Hynek (University of Colorado)
  • Mark Manone (Northern Arizona University)
  • David Mogk (Montana State University)

Go to workshop overview.

Corner graphic shows an animation of ASTER scanning Earth. More information. Image credit:Reto Stockli, NASA GSFC.

This workshop is part of the On the Cutting Edge professional development program for current and future geoscience faculty, sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers with funding provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation-Division of Undergraduate Education .

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