Preview of Educational Materials Available through UNAVCO

Thursday 11:30am-1:30pm UMC Aspen Rooms


Shelley Olds, UNAVCO
This presentation will provide an overview of the suite of educational resources available through UNAVCO, a non-profit University-governed consortium that facilitates geoscience research and education using geodesy. Available for free online, these resources include data-rich, place-based modules for use in middle and high school and undergraduate classroom settings. These data-centric investigations naturally lend themselves to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the three dimensions of alignment. Sources for these modules include GPS data from the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory, LIght Detection And Ranging (LiDAR), and INterferometric Side Aperture Radar (InSAR). Additional supporting resources include animations, data visualization tools, tutorials, and interactive displays. Topics covered in this suite include plate tectonics, tectonic deformation, volcanic activity, hydrologic loading, and climatic impacts.