Theme: Place-based Learning

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Place-based learning.

Earth Science Place-Based Education at the American Museum of Natural History POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12:00-1:30pm PT / 1:00-2:30pm MT / 2:00-3:30pm CT / 3:00-4:30pm ET Online

Rondi Davies, CUNY City College
Jessica Wolk-Stanley, Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy, Bronx, New York
Victoria Yuan, FDRHS, AMNH
Julie Contino, American Museum of Natural History

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The Halls of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) are used to engage urban graduate, undergraduate, and secondary (7-12) Earth Science students in place-based learning activities. Place-based learning, ...
Applications of Photovoice: From Community Planning Initiatives to Water Literacy Studies POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12:00-12:30pm PT / 1:00-1:30pm MT / 2:00-2:30pm CT / 3:00-3:30pm ET Online

Meghan McCarroll, University of Denver

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Inspired by feminist theory, empowerment education, and social constructivism, photovoice is a research methodology aimed at documenting the lived experiences of participants through the art of photography. ...
Developing a New Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Geophysics and Hydrology Field Camp POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12:00-1:30pm PT / 1:00-2:30pm MT / 2:00-3:30pm CT / 3:00-4:30pm ET Online

Marianne Karplus, University of Texas at El Paso
Hugo Gutierrez, University of Texas at El Paso
Lin Ma, University of Texas at El Paso
Aaron Velasco, University of Texas at El Paso

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A team of faculty at The University of Texas at El Paso developed and taught a new, three-week interdisciplinary undergraduate Geophysics and Hydrology Field Camp in Valles Caldera National Preserve during May ...
The nature of undergraduate field learning experiences: A framework to guide program design and research POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12:00-2:00pm PT / 1:00-3:00pm MT / 2:00-4:00pm CT / 3:00-5:00pm ET Online

Kari O'Connell, Oregon State University
Kelly Hoke, Oregon State University
Michael Giamellaro, Oregon State University-Cascades Campus
Alan Berkowitz, Cary Institute

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Undergraduate field learning experiences have a rich history of preparing students for careers in the earth sciences and other field-based sciences, yet what constitutes an effective field experience is not ...
International Research Experiences for Students and Place-Based Learning: Studying Faults in the Malawi Rift POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm PT / 1:00-2:00pm MT / 2:00-3:00pm CT / 3:00-4:00pm ET Online

Toni Ivey, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
Daniel Lao-Davila, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
Estella Atekwana, University of Delaware

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We present the findings from an NSF-International Research Experiences for Students grant that provided 11 undergraduate and 2 graduate students with a month-long, faculty-mentored, hands-on research experience in ...
Workshops for Place-Based Earth Education POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Michael Phillips, Illinois Valley Community College
Cathy Manduca, Carleton College
Lisa Phillips, Texas Tech University
Margie Turrin, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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On October 14-16, 2019, a group of Earth educators participated in the Earth Education for Sustainable Societies Workshop held in Northfield, MN. At the workshop, we discussed ideas designed to strengthen Earth ...
Using Models, Local Data and Hands-on Science to Develop Sophisticated Student Understanding of how and why Watersheds Flood ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:05 PT / 1:05 MT / 2:05 CT / 3:05 ET Online

Alan Berkowitz, Cary Institute
Bess Caplan, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Chelsea McClure, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

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Comp Hydro is an NSF-funded education research and curriculum development project exploring the integration of models and data into teaching about hydrologic phenomena of local concern. It is based on the idea ...
Community Science ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:35 PT / 1:35 MT / 2:35 CT / 3:35 ET Online

Melissa Goodwin, AGU
Kelly McCarthy, American Geophysical Union
Natasha Udu-gama, AGU
Rajul Pandya, AGU

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This session is intended for scientists, science educators, graduate students and anyone who has the opportunity to integrate community voice into their practice of science. The goal of the session is to ...
"The World in a River": Lessons Learned While Redesigning and Researching an Introductory Earth Science Course for Preservice Elementary Teachers POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 1:00-2:00pm PT / 2:00-3:00pm MT / 3:00-4:00pm CT / 4:00-5:00pm ET Online

Danielle Ford, University of Delaware
Susan McGeary, University of Delaware
Jennifer Gallo-Fox, University of Delaware
Cheryl Ackerman, University of Delaware

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The authors discuss their efforts to transform a large introductory course for preservice early childhood and elementary teacher education majors and understand its impact on learners. The course was redesigned to ...
Enhancing Active Learning in a Place-Based Geoscience Course with the ICAP Theory of Cognitive Engagement POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 1:30-2:00pm PT / 2:30-3:00pm MT / 3:30-4:00pm CT / 4:30-5:00pm ET Online

Cathy Cullicott, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Steven Semken, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Michelene T. H. Chi, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Nicole Boucher, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus

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We present a case study in which an experienced professor applied the ICAP (Interactive-Constructive-Active-Passive) theoretical framework, which models student active learning as cognitive engagement, to enhance ...
Teaching experimental design in a sophomore-level lab class ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 2:15 PT / 3:15 MT / 4:15 CT / 5:15 ET Online

Allison Luengen, University of San Francisco
Amalia Kokkinaki, University of San Francisco

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Air and Water lecture and lab is a required second-year course in our environmental science undergraduate degree. The course is an introductory environmental chemistry course. To revamp the labs, we asked, ...
Integrating Chemistry and Local Earth Phenomena to Promote Environmental Literacy ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 2:15 PT / 3:15 MT / 4:15 CT / 5:15 ET Online

Chelsea McClure, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Alan Berkowitz, Cary Institute
Bess Caplan, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Jonathon Groom, George Washington University
Kevin Garner, Baltimore City Public School System
Kevin Fleming, George Washington University
Vonceil Anderson, Baltimore City Public School System

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Integrating Chemistry and Earth science (ICE) is an NSF-funded project of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Baltimore City Public Schools, George Washington University and scientists and educators from the ...