Theme: Student Learning

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Student Learning.

From the Emerald Isle to the Red Planet: How to Make your Virtual Field Trip out of this World WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8-11am PT / 9am-12pm MT / 10am-1pm CT / 11am-2pm ET Online

Shelley Whitmeyer, James Madison University
Steve Whitmeyer, James Madison University
Eric Pyle, James Madison University

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Many high-impact, field-focused geoscience learning experiences have gone virtual to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and maintain the continuity of this important aspect of students' preparation. ...
Preparing for Student Creation of Virtual Contexts for Exploring Geoscience Environments WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8-11am PT / 9am-12pm MT / 10am-1pm CT / 11am-2pm ET Online

Aida Awad, AIU
Hemalatha Bhaskaran, James M Bennett High School
Mark Carpenter, American Geological Institute
Edward Robeck, American Geosciences Institute
Steven Semken, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus

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The importance of field experiences in geoscience education cannot be overstated. While a virtual field trip cannot substitute for the physical experience of being in a place, exploring sites of geoscientific and ...
Vision and Change in the Geosciences: Preparing for the Future of Geoscience Education WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8-11am PT / 9am-12pm MT / 10am-1pm CT / 11am-2pm ET Online

Sharon Mosher, The University of Texas at Austin
Jeffrey Ryan, University of South Florida
Christopher Keane, American Geosciences Institute

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The goal of the workshop is to help foster change in undergraduate and graduate geoscience programs to better prepare geoscience students for the future. This workshop will focus on the recently published Vision ...
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 ...
Using Peer Assessment Surveys for Small-Group Work 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

Michelle Haskin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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The purpose of this project was to promote and facilitate functional group work by providing feedback for students and professors using peer-assessment surveys administered after group assignments and quizzes. We ...
Urban Thermal Energy Modeling in high school Chemistry classrooms 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

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

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The Integrating Chemistry and Earth science (ICE) project developed a new high school chemistry curriculum that infuses Earth science content into a traditional high school chemistry course. In the Thermochemistry ...
Virtual Petrography - Expanding the Microscope Laboratory with a New Interactive Online Tool 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

Heidi Daxberger, University of Toronto - Scarborough
Kirsten Kennedy, University of Toronto
Shane Sookhan, Univerity of Toronto-Scarborough
Rebecca Moumblow, McMaster University

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To overcome major challenges of teaching mineralogy and petrology classes that are based on hands-on instruction with a polarizing microscope, a collaborative effort resulted in a web-based resource of digitized ...
Learning from Legends: Indigenous Oral Traditions and Tsunami Safety 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

Sarah Glancy, University of Hawaii-West Oahu

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In this jigsaw activity, students are placed in groups. Each group reads a different written record of an oral history about tsunamis. These indigenous stories are from around the world. To guide their ...
Tackling Word Problems Like an Engineer 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

Tanya Blacic, Montgomery College

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Goal: To teach students a way to approach word problems and reduce the panic that sometimes ensues.Plan: Introduce the problem solving approach, model it in one or two example problems, have them practice it in one ...
Time after time: A data-driven activity for determining annual layers and building a timescale for an ice core record 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

Stacy Porter, Ohio State University-Main Campus

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In this activity, students infer climate variability over the past few decades by investigating climatic signals preserved in an ice core retrieved from Western Greenland. Students are initially challenged to ...
Ungoogleable assignments for a Physical Geology class and lab 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

David Voorhees, Waubonsee Community College

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The COVID pandemic has changed how all of us are teaching and assessing our students. As in many institutions, most all classes at Waubonsee Community College were online, and in the case of the Physical Geology ...
Sketchfab and Virtual Microscope for Petrology Labs 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

Jennifer Cuthbertson, University of Calgary

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Similar to many post-secondary institutions, the second-year Igneous and Metamorphic petrology labs at the University of Calgary were forced to go online due to the covid-19 pandemic. Online resources for hand ...
Video blogging for Geology 101 labs 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

Amy Daniels, Greenville Technical College

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As a part of the Geology 101 online lab, I have students share a video blog of themselves describing what they did or what they learned by doing the labs. They choose the mode of presentation and submit a URL to ...
Making Science News Work for You: Incorporating Eos into Your Classroom AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Heather Goss, American Geophysical Union
Kyle Fredrick, California University of Pennsylvania
Eric Riggs, Texas A & M University

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In this workshop, educators will engage with an approach to science literacy and critical science news consumption that they can fully integrate into their teaching. Leveraging the time-tested activity development ...
Integrating Affective Domain Mini Lessons into Introductory Geology Classes AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Julie Sexton, University of Colorado at Boulder
Molly Jameson, University of Northern Colorado
Jennifer Wenner, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Dina London, University of Northern Colorado
Curtis HopeHill, University of Northern Colorado

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In this workshop, we will introduce participants to 6 affective domain lessons that were developed to be used in introductory geoscience courses. The lessons use a flipped teaching approach and have an online ...
Engaging Students in Earth's Systems Thinking with Model-Based Inquiry AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Jonathan Griffith, University of Colorado at Boulder
Lynne Harden, University of Colorado at Boulder
Anne Gold, University of Colorado at Boulder
Jennifer Kay, University of Colorado at Boulder

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Arctic Feedbacks - Not all warming is equal, is an Earth's systems curriculum inspired by the 2019-2020 MOSAiC (Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate) expedition, one of the ...
How Can We Teach Atmospheric Dynamics Better? AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

John Knox, University of Georgia

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Atmospheric dynamics is/are arguably the hardest class(es) to teach in the undergraduate meteorology/atmospheric sciences curriculum. The subject is rooted in math and physics material that our students may have ...
Planetary Science Education: Thoughts, Approaches, and Examples for Teaching Planetary Science and Introducing Students to the Research Process AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Nick Lang, Mercyhurst College
Jeannette Wolak Luna, Tennessee Technological University

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This short course will work with participants on the development of a class in planetary geology. Topics to cover in a planetary geology course, teaching (and research) resources, example class activities, syllabi, ...
Purposefully Examining Student Work for Instructional Decision-Making AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Kim Cheek, University of North Florida

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Collaboratively examining student work and thinking has emerged as a powerful tool to improve instruction in K-12, but it has been used less frequently in higher education. It is a reflective practice that is part ...
Creating a Positive Classroom Climate 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

Natalie Bursztyn, The University of Montana-Missoula

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Whether we are in person, online, or hybrid - the energy of the classroom space is critical in driving student engagement and determining student success. How do we build a sense of community in a lecture hall, ...
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 ...
Using automated feedback in an undergraduate programming class on climate data analysis POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Karen Shell, Oregon State University

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In Climate Data Analysis (ATS 301) at Oregon State University, students develop basic Python programming skills for plotting and statistical analysis of climate data. With the transition to remote instruction in ...
How are minerals and rocks taught in introductory college geology labs? An evaluation of levels of utility and inquiry, with suggestions for improvement aligned with primary literature. POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Meryssa Piper, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Jessica Frankle, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Sophia Sanders, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Blake Stubbins, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Lance Tully, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Rock and mineral laboratory activities are an integral component of introductory geoscience courses, providing critical opportunities for students to apply what they learn in lecture. Despite the evidence that ...
Inclusive Universal Design Applied to Introductory Geosciences Learning Spaces POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Wendi J. W. Williams, South Texas College

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Overviews and generalized examples of how to apply Universal Design in Instruction (UDI) with embedded strategies to diminish barriers for Persons with Disabilities have been shared during earlier Earth Educator ...
Poster Session I: The Undergraduate Classroom and Lab Courses POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Meryssa Piper, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Casey Davenport, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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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 Wednesday. All Rendezvous participants are invited to attend. Sessions will include 4-6 posters on ...
The Impact of Educational Games on Learning, Engagement, and Equity in Geosciences POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Rowan Martindale, The University of Texas at Austin
Barbara Sulbaran, The University of Texas at Austin
Estefania Salgado-Jauregui, The University of Texas at Austin
North Cooc, The University of Texas at Austin
Kathy Ellins, The University of Texas at Austin

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Incorporating play in classrooms has been shown to improve student learning (Griggs et al., 2009); however, the advantages may not be equal across all learners. Some studies have suggested that gender, ...
Locally grown fruit retains its soil signature: using the scanning electron microscope to bridge soil science to fruit spreads POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Nina Baghai Riding, Delta State University
Larry Collins, Delta State University
Chuck Smithhart, Delta State University

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The need to transform the undergraduate laboratory experience in order to provide students access to authentic research opportunities has been well documented. At Delta State University, students enrolled in ...
Broadening participation in the digital age: Designing online geoscience labs to engage community college programs POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Joshua Zimmt, University of California-Berkeley
Lisa White, University of California-Berkeley
Larry Taylor, University of California-Berkeley

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Advancing Community College Education and Student Success (ACCESS) is a collaborative partnership between the University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP) and local community colleges. In typical years, ...
Incorporating Pair Programming in a Meteorological Computer Applications Course POSTER SESSION
Wednesday 11:15-11:45am PT / 12:15-12:45pm MT / 1:15-1:45pm CT / 2:15-2:45pm ET Online

Casey Davenport, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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In addition to the extensive topical content requirements in a bachelor of science degree in atmospheric science, one of the key skills and competencies that the American Meteorological Society recommends for ...
Oral Session V: Improving Student Learning in the Geosciences ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12-2:30pm PT / 1-3:30pm MT / 2-4:30pm CT / 3-5:30pm ET Online

Renee Clary, Mississippi State University

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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, ...
Making Sense of Interest and Learning in Introductory Geology Courses: Teaching Assistant and Student Perspectives ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:05 PT / 1:05 MT / 2:05 CT / 3:05 ET Online

Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Rachel Teasdale, California State University-Chico
Kelsey Bitting, Elon University

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How undergraduate students experience our introductory geoscience labs can have a profound effect on how much they learn and retain about our discipline, and how interested they are in learning more about it in ...
Engaging Students with an OOI Ocean Data Lab Focused on Factors that Affect Primary Productivity TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Wednesday 12:05 PT / 1:05 MT / 2:05 CT / 3:05 ET Online

Jean Anastasia, Suffolk County Community College

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OOI Ocean Data Labs feature web-based interactive "widgets" that allow students to interact with pre-selected data from the OOI (Ocean Observatory Initiative) and are freely available online at the OOI ...
Moving the Needle by Expanding HBCU Pathways for Geoscience Education ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:05 PT / 1:05 MT / 2:05 CT / 3:05 ET Online

Reginald Archer, Tennessee State University
Edith G. Davis, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Sue Ebanks, Savannah State University

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Whether one uses the language of the sub-fields or that of the overarching field, there has been a consistent theme over the past 40-plus years. The gross under-representation of African Americans in the ...
Campus as Conservation Classroom ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:05 PT / 1:05 MT / 2:05 CT / 3:05 ET Online

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

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Place-based learning develops a sense of belonging for the student and an investment in the local community. By drawing upon regional history, ecology, issues, and data, learners are shown clear ties between ...
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 ...
Oceanography Data in the Classroom: Using an OOI Ocean Data Lab to Explore Chlorophyll-a Trends and Increase Data Literacy TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Wednesday 12:20 PT / 1:20 MT / 2:20 CT / 3:20 ET Online

Sara Smith, Bellingham Technical College

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This activity will demonstrate a lesson created to increase student understanding of primary production trends and driving forces in coastal areas. This lesson was designed using the Ocean Observatory Initiative ...
Student Understanding of Food-Energy-Water Nexus Concepts in Introductory Interdisciplinary Environmental Programs ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:20 PT / 1:20 MT / 2:20 CT / 3:20 ET Online

Lydia Horne, University of Northern Colorado
Amanda Manzanares, University of Northern Colorado
Steven Anderson, University of Northern Colorado
Shirley Vincent, Vincent Evaluation Consulting
Chelsie Romulo, University of Northern Colorado

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To better inform teaching, curricular decision-making, and management of college-level environmental programs (EPs), we are investigating environmental students' foundational knowledge, alternative ...
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 ...
Polar ENgagement through GUided INquiry (PENGUIN) ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:35 PT / 1:35 MT / 2:35 CT / 3:35 ET Online

Lea Fortmann, University of Puget Sound
Penny Rowe, NorthWest Research Associates
Steven Neshyba, University of Puget Sound
Rachel Wade, Edmonds Community College
Haiyan Cheng, Willamette University
Tim Guasco, Millikin University
Amanda Mifflin, University of Puget Sound
Isha Rajbhandari, University of Puget Sound
William Pfalzgraff, Chatham University
Kena Fox-Dobbs, University of Puget Sound
Grace Stokes, Santa Clara University

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Including climate-related topics in the classroom is crucial to the education of the next generation and has the potential to enhance student interest. The polar regions play an important role in climate change and ...
Teaching Data Literacy using the OOI Ocean Data Exploration Activity "Dynamic Air-Sea Interactions" TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Wednesday 12:35 PT / 1:35 MT / 2:35 CT / 3:35 ET Online

Melissa Hicks, Onondaga Community College

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Teaching with real data is fun and engages students more thoroughly as it really illustrates the true nature of scientific inquiry, that data is not always straight-forward, as it can be messy, but still useful. ...
Learning statistics through Ice Core Isotopes ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:50 PT / 1:50 MT / 2:50 CT / 3:50 ET Online

Penny Rowe, NorthWest Research Associates
Lea Fortmann, University of Puget Sound
James Bernhard, University of Puget Sound
Jacob Price, University of Puget Sound
Timothy Chalberg, Science and Math Institute
Steven Neshyba, University of Puget Sound

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Polar regions are particularly sensitive to climate change and play an important role in it. The richness and interdisciplinary nature of polar research suggests a potential to enhance student learning. To harness ...
CO2 and pH in a System with Seasonal Upwelling: Using Large Oceanographic Datasets to Build Data Literacy Skills TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Wednesday 12:50 PT / 1:50 MT / 2:50 CT / 3:50 ET Online

Natasha Gownaris, Gettysburg College

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In this activity, students use online widgets to build connections across oceanographic disciplines – physics (upwelling, wind patterns), chemistry (dissolved gases, pH), and biology (photosynthesis, ...
Evaluating the impact of student storytelling in introductory-level geoscience courses ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 12:50 PT / 1:50 MT / 2:50 CT / 3:50 ET Online

Erin Kraal, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine

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Knowing the important role introductory-level geoscience courses serve in recruiting majors and improving the science literacy of non-STEM majors, we hypothesized that a Student-Produced Audio Narrative (SPAN) ...
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 ...
What drives the global climate? The relationship between Latitude, Insolation, and Temperature TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Wednesday 1:05 PT / 2:05 MT / 3:05 CT / 4:05 ET Online

Chuck Buxbaum, Sandia Preparatory School

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1st we simulate the amount of solar energy striking the surface of the Earth (insolation) using artificial light source, light meter, and protractor. Light striking meter directly (perpendicularly)=equator, meter ...
Teaching Research Methods to Graduate Students ORAL SESSION
Wednesday 1:05 PT / 2:05 MT / 3:05 CT / 4:05 ET Online

Allison Luengen, University of San Francisco

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This presentation will explore techniques for teaching students in a Master of Science (M.S.) program how to conduct research using secondary sources. Although students are asked throughout their undergraduate ...