Theme: Community Engagement

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Community Engagement.

Connecting Paleontology and Culture: Inclusive Narratives Through Fossil Use Cards SHARE-A-THON
Monday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Christy Visaggi, Georgia State University
Tara Lepore, University of California-Berkeley
Trisha Smrecak, Northwestern Michigan College

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By examining ways in which humans have interacted with fossils, we can highlight a range of cultural connections to paleontology that emphasize improved representation of inclusive cultural narratives while ...
Fostering Sustainable Institutions: Engaging Our Universities in the Movement for Change ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 1:15-2:00pm PT / 2:15-3:00pm MT / 3:15-4:00pm CT / 4:15-5:00pm ET Online

Kelsey Bitting, Elon University
Chelsie Romulo, University of Northern Colorado
Robert Turner, University of Washington-Bothell Campus
Scott Werts, Winthrop University

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Events of the past year and a half have highlighted, in many ways, that the socio-economic systems of our globalized culture are not sustainable. Education has always been at the forefront of catalyzing change and ...
Engaging the Geoscience Community in International Climate Action POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Frank Granshaw, Portland State University

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As geoscientists and citizens, it is readily apparent that we are at a historical moment that is fraught with urgency, seemingly insurmountable difficulty, and numerous opportunities to set a fundamentally new ...
PublicSensors: Integrating student-built environmental sensors for community science into the classroom POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Sasha Seroy, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Jose Esparza, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Robert Levine, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Amy Wyeth, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Daniel Grünbaum, University of Washington-Seattle Campus

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PublicSensors (and its Spanish language counterpart SensoresPublicos) is an educational initiative promoting STEM literacy through hands-on construction and use of environmental sensors, collection of community ...
Hands-on environmental science during a pandemic: activity design, results, and efficacy POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Rebekah Stein, University of California-Berkeley
Nathan Sheldon, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Jenna Munson, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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Engagement with the natural world is imperative to student learning in the geo- and environmental sciences. Immersion in the environment is particularly useful for complicated subjects like nutrient cycling and ...
Discovering Opportunity During COVID: Geoscience Outreach in the Virtual World POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Michael Chiappone, The University of Texas at Austin
Patrick Martin, The University of Texas at Austin
Mary Poteet, The University of Texas at Austin
Alicia Rusthoven, The University of Texas at Austin
Anthony Edgington, The University of Texas at Austin
Carole Lakrout, The University of Texas at Austin
Mason Currin, The University of Texas at Austin
Matthew Riley, The University of Texas at Austin

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We have developed an outreach program for grades 5-12 designed to engage students in learning about the diversity and importance of the geosciences. Our outreach team features a panel of geoscience undergraduates ...
The Food-Energy-Water-Nexus as a Framework for Advancing Education and Education Research ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:05 PT / 1:05 MT / 2:05 CT / 3:05 ET Online

Hannah Scherer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ
Nicole Sintov, Ohio State University-Main Campus
Hui-Hui Wang, Purdue University-Main Campus
Cory Forbes, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

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The Food-Energy-Water-Nexus (FEW-Nexus) framework offers a way to understand the interplay between natural systems and their human dimensions in the space where these three resources, each vital to human society, ...
Polar Mystery: Using Puzzles to Connect Youth to Polar Regions ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:20 PT / 1:20 MT / 2:20 CT / 3:20 ET Online

Karina Peggau, Ohio State University-Main Campus
Jason Cervenec, Ohio State University-Main Campus
Sue Hogan, Ohio State University-Main Campus
Emily Kridel, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio
Ellen Altermatt, Carleton College

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Inspired by the popularity of free choice puzzles, including escape rooms and murder mystery kits, the team developed a multi-week "Arctic Mystery", through which youth explore polar data to solve the ...
Fostering Agents of Change: Can a local water crisis shift students' values, goals, and priorities? ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:35 PT / 1:35 MT / 2:35 CT / 3:35 ET Online

Jessica Merricks, Elon University
Kelsey Bitting, Elon University

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An overarching goal of the environmental science (ENS) curriculum is to foster a sense of agency and social responsibility. While many ENS students recognize the significance of global threats like climate change ...
Implementing Evidence-Based Strategies in an Experiential Learning Course to Enhance Self-Efficacy, geoSTEM Identity, and Career Awareness ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:05 PT / 2:05 MT / 3:05 CT / 4:05 ET Online

Meagen Pollock, College of Wooster
Greg Wiles, College of Wooster
Lisa Kastor, College of Wooster
Missy Schen, College of Wooster

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In Spring 2021, we offered a hybrid experiential learning course that implemented evidence-based strategies for increasing students' self-efficacy, geoSTEM identity, and awareness of geoscience careers. ...
Virtual Earth Science: Research-Based Best Practices and Pedagogical Successes in Online Geoscience Courses ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:05 PT / 2:05 MT / 3:05 CT / 4:05 ET Online

Renee Clary, Mississippi State University
Athena Owen Nagel, Mississippi State University
John Ezell, Mississippi State University

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More than a decade ago, research demonstrated that a SCALE approach to curricular development increased student satisfaction and learning gains in online science environments. Instructors optimize online courses ...
Insights Into Pandemic Use of Online Teaching and Learning Mineral Identification Website and Value for Post-Pandemic Planning ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:35 PT / 2:35 MT / 3:35 CT / 4:35 ET Online

Scott Brande, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 abruptly transported many teaching and learning environments from a traditional on-campus setting to virtual meetings online. The shift away from a campus classroom ...
Climathon: Adapting the "hackathon" model to engage undergraduates, researchers, and members of the community in building climate resilience ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:35 PT / 2:35 MT / 3:35 CT / 4:35 ET Online

Jason Cervenec, Ohio State University-Main Campus
Karina Peggau, Ohio State University-Main Campus
Geddy Davis, Ohio State University-Main Campus
Julia Armstrong, Ohio State University-Main Campus

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To increase the diversity of students engaged in climate resilience, expose students to soft skills needed in the modern workplace, and facilitate dialogue between university researchers and community members, a ...
Supporting Underrepresented STEM Scholars through the LSAMP STEM Scholars Program ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:35 PT / 2:35 MT / 3:35 CT / 4:35 ET Online

Janet Stomberg, Red Rocks Community College
Barbra Sobhani, Red Rocks Community College

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The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a NSF-funded program that aims to support inclusion and diversity efforts in STEM, significantly increasing the numbers of underrepresented ...
Bringing meaningful and diverse narratives into learning geology and paleontology through story maps ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:50 PT / 2:50 MT / 3:50 CT / 4:50 ET Online

Christy Visaggi, Georgia State University
Megan Rich, Georgia State University
Evan R. Jones, Georgia State University
Cameron Muskelly, Georgia State University
Leonardo A. Maduro-Salvarrey, Georgia State University
Candice E.N. Simon, Georgia State University
Robert A. Wilson, Georgia State University

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Stories can be used to make connections that not only convey information but bring emotion and deeper meaning into educational experiences. They offer an opportunity to humanize learning, foster community, and ...
Virtual Reality Strike and Dip Tool TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Wednesday 2:05 PT / 3:05 MT / 4:05 CT / 5:05 ET Online

Natalie Bursztyn, The University of Montana-Missoula

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The strike and dip tool is currently a web/desktop based virtual reality teaching instrument designed to practice taking strike and dip measurements and using those measurements to compile a geologic map. We have 5 ...
The Google-Earth GeoEd Video Library (GEGVL): a new, fun, and easy way to find good, place-based Geoscientific Videos for Teaching and Self-Education POSTER SESSION
Friday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Ning Wang, The University of Texas at Dallas
Bob Stern, The University of Texas at Dallas

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To enhance expert-made and effective geoscience educational (GeoEd) videos more accessible for teachers and students, we built a place-based, geoscientist-reviewed GeoEd video library based on the widely-used ...
What's in the Water? A place-based unit investigating PFAS contamination in central NC drinking water POSTER SESSION
Friday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Kelsey Bitting, Elon University
Jessica Merricks, Elon University

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The drinking water contamination crisis in Flint, MI, in 2014-2019 raised public outcry and awareness of the potential health consequences of regulatory failures and industrial threats to this essential natural ...
Poster Session I: Thinking about the Present and Future of Earth Education POSTER SESSION
Friday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Anne Egger, Central Washington University

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This poster session will be held from 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET on Friday. All Rendezvous participants are invited to attend. Sessions will include 4-6 posters on similar ...
Climate change anxiety and perceptions of complexity POSTER SESSION
Friday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Jonathan Ham, Temple University
Chelsea Helion, Temple University
Tim Shipley, Temple University

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Climate change is the result of complex interactions between natural science systems and social systems. For humans, climate change may have both emotional causes and emotional consequences. In this study, we ...
Enhancing Teaching and Learning about the Food-Energy-Water-Nexus: Who are Postsecondary Reformers in NC-FEW? POSTER SESSION
Friday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Sumaiya Tabassum, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Cory Forbes, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

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Food, energy and water (FEW) are critical systems for humanity and subject to rapidly growing global demand compounded by climate change. The inter-dependency among these resources is multifaceted and complex, ...
NAGT Advocacy Committee - What We Do and How You Can Join ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 12:00-1:45pm PT / 1:00-2:45pm MT / 2:00-3:45pm CT / 3:00-4:45pm ET Online

Suzanne Traub-Metlay, Western Governors University

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Advocating for geoscience education involves being aware of issues affecting K-16 Earth Sciences instruction and, in a collaborative effort, speaking up to safeguard or advance learner access to accurate, rigorous, ...