Participant Checklist

As indicated on the workshop application form, participants are expected to do several things in advance of the workshop on Teaching Hydrogeology, Soils, and Low-T Geochemistry in the 21st Century. Here's a list of those preparatory activities and their deadlines.

By March 5, 2013:

  • If you are interested in being part of the collections review team (with travel stipend), please fill out the review team application form. You can find details about the review team job and travel stipend on the application form. Those selected for the review team must arrive in Albuquerque on Monday, June 3 (the "Review Camp" will take place on Tuesday, June 4). We will notify applicants by March 10.

By March 15, 2013:

  • We offer small travel stipends to participants from institutions that are unable to cover costs. If you are part of the review team (which already receives travel stipends), need-based stipends are limited to the cost of workshop registration. If you are not part of the review team, need-based stipends cover the workshop registration plus $450 toward travel. Application deadline is March 15.

By April 15, 2013:

  • Confirm your registration for the workshop and pay the registration fee. Note that all accepted applicants must register and that the registration form is not the same form as the application form that you have already filled out.
    • If you plan to stay in the dorms at UNM, you will pay for your lodging at the same time that you pay your registration fee. If you do not plan to stay in the dorms, you must make your own lodging arrangements, as well as be responsible for your own transportation from your hotel to UNM for workshop sessions.
    • The optional field trip on June 5 is described below.
      • We will travel north through geologically diverse regions of New Mexico that include the Rio Grande Rift and the edge of the Colorado Plateau to the Jemez Mountains to (1) visit a large travertine spring where several years of geochemical data have been collected; (2) see the influence of recent forest fires on local geomorphology; and (3) visit study sites in the Valles Caldera National Preserve for research in hydrogeology, groundwater and surface water interaction and geochemistry, and paleoclimatic reconstruction. We may also be able to stop at some cultural points of interest. The trip will take us through geologically diverse regions of New Mexico that include the Rio Grande Rift, the edge of Colorado Plateau, and a large caldera.
  • Contribute the following:
    • At least two hydrogeology, soils, low-T geochem, biogeochem, or upper level environmental science assignments or activities at the undergraduate level. You must do this on line using the activity submission form. Please do not email submissions to workshop conveners.
    • A syllabus for a course in one of the workshop disciplines or a course with a significant component of hydrogeology, soils, low-T geochem, biogeochem, or upper level environmental science. You must do this online using the course syllabus submission form.

By May 10, 2013:

  • Fill out the workshop travel form to let us know what your travel plans will be. Note: please make your travel plans so that you can attend the opening workshop session at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 with a reception. The main part of the workshop will not conclude until dinner on Sunday, June 9, and it is essential that you attend the full workshop, including the full day on Sunday. The workshop will include an optional field trip leaving early on Wednesday morning, June 5. Review team members must arrive on Monday, June 3 (the "Review Camp" will take place on Tuesday, June 4). Additional information for travel and ground transportation:

Before arriving at the workshop:

  • Make a poster for the Thursday evening poster session. When it's ready, upload your poster. Note: We cannot print your poster for you; you will need to print it out and bring it to the workshop yourself. However, we ask you to upload it so that we can make it available as a downloadable file from the workshop website.
  • Upload your presentation file if you are giving an oral presentation at the workshop. This will give you an on-site backup copy and will allow us to post your presentation on the website. You should still plan to bring a copy of your file with you. You will have the option of giving your presentation from your own computer, or you may use one of our laptops (both PCs and Macs will be available).
  • Download the Medical Emergency Information Form (Acrobat (PDF) 5kB Jan13 04), complete it, and bring it with you to the workshop in a sealed envelope. We will open the envelope and read the form only in the case of a medical emergency during the workshop.