Theme: Course Resources

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Course Resources.

Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am Tate 301-20

Lisa Gilbert, Cabrillo College
Sue Ebanks, Savannah State University
Lynsey LeMay, Thomas Nelson Community College
Gary Weissmann, University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Brendan Hanger, Colorado School of Mines

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This workshop is designed specifically for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and others who are interested in pursuing academic careers in the geosciences. Workshop leaders from a variety of institution ...
Bringing visual groundwater teaching tools and field experiences into K-12 teaching WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am Tate 170

Peter Kang, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Carmen Gavin Vanegas, South High School
Mathew Winbigler, Cloquet High School
Michael Chen, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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Did you know that about 99% of global unfrozen freshwater is stored in groundwater systems? Many people are aware of the need to protect the surface water in our lakes and streams, but most do not know much about ...
ENGAGE Your Students as Critical Readers: Connecting Science News to the Classroom AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Tate 201-20

Heather Goss, American Geophysical Union
Kyle Fredrick, California University of Pennsylvania

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In 2022, Eos: Science News by AGU will launch ENGAGE (Eos News: Geoscience and Global Events) in partnership with SERC's Teach the Earth. This workshop will introduce educators to the resource, including how ...
Using 'Design our Climate Simulation' to spark discussion about climate change solutions in K-16 classes AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Tate 401-20

Andrea Bair, Delta College

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Looking for a positive, empowering, and flexible tool to introduce climate change solutions to your students? The "Design Our Climate" simulation lets anyone explore strategies using existing technologies ...
The Food-Energy-Water Nexus: Using Hydroviz to Support Undergraduate Student Learning about Complex Socio-Hydrologic Issues AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Tate B55

Silvia Jessica Mostacedo Marasovic, The University of Texas at Arlington
Cory Forbes, The University of Texas at Arlington
Emad Habib, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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This workshop aims to introduce undergraduate instructors to a course module and associated resources developed to engage undergraduate students in visualization of data grounded in the Food-Energy-Water-Nexus ...
3D-printed Educational Models in the Geosciences AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm Tate 301-20

Sinan Akciz, California State University-Fullerton

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3D spatial visualization is extremely important to students pursuing an education in STEM, especially those that pursue coursework in the geosciences. As instructors, we always wish for additional resources to help ...
IGUaNA: Introducing Geophysics for Urban and Near-surface Applications ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:00pm Tate 105

Carol Ormand Ph.D., Carleton College
Sarah Kruse, University of South Florida
Andrew Parsekian, University of Wyoming
Lee Slater, Rutgers University-Newark
Danielle Sumy, IRIS
John Taber, IRIS Consortium
Tonian Robinson, University of South Florida
Christine Downs, Sandia National Labs

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Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce begins with attracting a diverse student population into the geosciences. One key step in this process is transforming our curricula, looking beyond traditional topics ...
Your compelling story - increasing scientific and mapping literacy in breadth requirement classes ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:30pm Tate 105

Lisa Tutty, Lakehead University

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I teach approximately 1000 non-science students each semester. Increasing their scientific literacy and mapping skills are important goals. As such, I created the "Your compelling story" assignment. ...
Online content 'miner's - approaches to enhance student engagement, learning, and critical thinking ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:45pm Tate 105

David Harwood, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

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Student engagement and learning is enhanced through exploration and 'mining' internet content, specifically short videos shared and discussed asynchronously with peers. This approach enables students to ...
Open Historical Geology Lab Manual SHARE-A-THON
Amy Weislogel, West Virginia University

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I have generated the first draft of an open access lab manual for Historical Geology that includes 12 "investigations", which are a combination of skills training, guided inquiry and independent research. ...
Evaluation of Mock Lab Reports to Improve Science Writing SHARE-A-THON
Georgina Anderson, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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In this activity, upper-level science students critically examine three lab reports that contain many of the common problems instructors observe in student writing. These lab reports, written by the lab instructor, ...
Investigating flood hazard mitigation via a role-playing case-study in Brays Bayou, Houston, Texas SHARE-A-THON
Wayana Dolan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tamlin Pavelsky, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Megan Plenge, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Set in the Brays Bayou watershed in Houston after extreme flooding due to Tropical Storm Allison in 2001, students will roleplay stakeholders in the neighborhood who are evaluating mitigation strategies to prevent ...
Using the Simons CMAP data portal to investigate oceanographic processes SHARE-A-THON
Sasha Seroy, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Tansy Clay Burns, University of Washington-Seattle Campus

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This activity introduces students to the Simons Collaborative Marine Atlas Project (Simons CMAP) data portal as a way to compare data from three different ocean observing methods (ships, autonomous vehicles, and ...
Browser-based visualization tool for seismic records SHARE-A-THON
Janine Birnbaum, Columbia University in the City of New York
Christopher Carchedi, Columbia University in the City of New York
Michelle Lee, Columbia University in the City of New York

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We present a visualization tool for publicly available seismic data. Seismic data is freely available online from global and regional seismic networks, but access and visualization often require specialist ...
Interactive Online Diagrams SHARE-A-THON
John Brady, Smith College
Clementine Hamelin, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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Many concepts used in the study of igneous and metamorphic rock are abstract and challenging for students to learn and for teachers to teach. Experienced petrologists work with graphs and diagrams that help them ...
Relative Age: Painted, Cut, Screwed, Glued, and Taped Wooden Blocks SHARE-A-THON
Kate Pound, North Hennepin Community College

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A series of sets of wooden blocks all contain varying records of the order in which the blocks have been painted, cut, screwed, glued, and taped. These blocks are used in introductory geology courses at the ...
Curricular Pathways for Geohazard Learning SHARE-A-THON
Beth Pratt-Sitaula, UNAVCO

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The EarthScope ANGLE Curricular Pathways offer four different ways to approach learning related to geohazard topic: Instrumentation, Plate Tectonics, Earthquake Impacts, and Community Resilience. The specific ...
Creative Final Project SHARE-A-THON
Sabrina Brown, Defiance College

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I use this activity as a final project in my introductory courses. Students are asked to choose a topic covered during the course and develop a creative project surrounding this topic. Students are also required to ...
Coal: The Geologic History of a Fossil Fuel and its Function in a Changing Climate TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Tuesday 2:50pm-3:10pm Bruininks 131A

Elisabeth Ervin-Blankenheim, Front Range Community College

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In this experiential laboratory, students explore the fossil fuel, coal, its geologic origins, its role in plate tectonics, and the implications of burning coal for climate change. The lab contains a virtual field ...
Where in the World is Mineral Sandiego TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Tuesday 3:10pm-3:30pm Bruininks 131A

Angela Daneshmand, Santiago Canyon College

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Where in the World is Mineral Sandiego is an educational game that allows students to practice identifying locations using coordinates while indirectly teaching about mineral occurrences around the globe. In this ...
Using art to enhance science engagement and understanding AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Tate 401-20

Lindsey Kenyon, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Jennifer Taylor, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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This workshop is designed to introduce the concept of using art in the classroom as both a teaching and assessment tool as well as in outreach efforts to reach a broader audience. We will provide examples and ideas ...
Exploring Geohazard Data Portals and Related Teaching Activities AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Tate B85

Beth Pratt-Sitaula, UNAVCO

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This workshop will give participants the chance to explore a range of simple data portals related to plate tectonics and geohazards, as well as associated teaching activities. Portals will include UNAVCO GPS/GNSS ...
Teaching with 3D printed terrain models - how to get started AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Appleby 3

Chris Harding, Iowa State University

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This workshop will touch on the main aspects of how to integrate 3D terrain models into your teaching. I will talk about 3D printing hardware (especially of low-cost 3D printers) and the best software to use to ...
How Our Food Moves Water Around the Planet AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm Tate B45

Robin Madel, GRACE Communications Foundation
Kai Olson-Sawyer, GRACE Communications Foundation

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In this workshop teachers will learn about the connections between agriculture, food production and water use, and discover ideas and resources for how to teach about the sometimes-abstract relationship between ...
The Influence of Geoscientist Spotlights on the Perceived Identities of Scientists POSTER SESSION
Peyton Smalls, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Sarah Todd, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Majors frequently "discover" the geosciences through introductory courses, yet the scientists featured there often reflects historical stereotypes of scientists (e.g. white, straight, cisgender male). ...
Field notes from the geoscience classroom by the January 2022 NAGT Outstanding Teaching Assistants POSTER SESSION
Joyce Smith, North Carolina State University
Emily Eley, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Maya Gilchrist, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Clementine Hamelin, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Annie Klyce, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Kevin Mendoza, University of Utah
Jessica Prince, Tennessee Technological University
Peter Tereszkiewicz, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Yorick P. Veenma, University of Cambridge

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Teaching assistants (TAs) provide an important source of connection for undergraduate students, helping them master content, become more confident as scientists, and develop a wide array of skills. NAGT annually ...
Community-informed improvements with the Compass project: Advancing Earth Education Resource Discovery POSTER SESSION
Kristin O'Connell, Carleton College
Ashley Carlson, Carleton College
Calli Thompson, Carleton College
Ellen Iverson, Carleton College

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The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) website is BIG and has been growing for the last 20 years. SERC has worked in collaboration with over 250 projects resulting in 6,000+ teaching activities, 6,600+ ...
A 3D model of thermohaline circulation to support learning in an undergraduate introductory oceanography course POSTER SESSION
Caleb Flaim, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Sasha Seroy, University of Washington-Seattle Campus

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Thermohaline circulation is a foundational concept in introductory undergraduate oceanography courses required for advanced learning in upper-level oceanography courses. Thermohaline circulation describes the ...
Quantitative skills in courses for geoscience majors POSTER SESSION
Eric Baer, Highline Community College
Beth Pratt-Sitaula, UNAVCO
Rory McFadden, Gustavus Adolphus College

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Application of quantitative skills in geoscience courses is a source of frustration for many faculty and a significant barrier to students. One response is to remove quantitative content from geoscience courses. ...
Teaching atmosphere, ocean, and planetary fluid dynamic fundamentals vividly with rotating tanks WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am Tate 170

Spencer Hill, Princeton University
Jonathan Aurnou, University of California-Los Angeles
Alex Gonzalez, Iowa State University
Juan Lora, Yale University
Jordyn Moscoso, University of California-Los Angeles
Indrani Ganguly, Iowa State University
Norris Khoo

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Participants will each receive a hands-on, do-it-yourself rotating fluid dynamics kit (https://diynamics.github.io). The workshop will convey how to build and modify this kit; how to use it to teach fundamental concepts on ocean, atmosphere and climate processes; and discuss how best to adapt these kits to the needs of different learning environments.
Perception Science + Real-World Data + Data Visualization = Enhancing Students' Data Analysis & Interpretation WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am Appleby 3

Kristin Hunter-Thomson, Dataspire Education & Evaluation LLC, Rutgers University
Tracy Ostrom, University of California-Berkeley

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Join us as we highlight findings of perception science and approaches to data visualization to help students unpack "Analyzing & Interpreting Data" when it comes to looking at lots of geoscience data. ...
Putting in the Pencil Miles: Introduction to nature journaling and field sketching AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm Tate B85

Barbra Sobhani, University of Colorado at Boulder

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From capturing quick sketches of the environment, to producing a detailed field drawing of an outcrop, illustration can be used in many ways across disciplines. Nature journaling has become a popular pastime during ...
Using an online storm chasing game as a vehicle to teach meteorology ORAL SESSION
Thursday 1:45pm Tate 105

Robin Tanamachi, Purdue University-Main Campus
Loran Parker, Purdue University-Main Campus
Ryan Koopmans, Simchi Corp.

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This presentation will describe the integration of a no-cost, web-based, online game (Stormslam) in a meteorology-focused, general science course at Purdue University in Spring 2021. In Stormslam, players engage in ...
Finding the Silver Lining: Positive outcomes from the pivot to virtual for instructor professional development and teaching resources in classroom and field geoscience ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:15pm Tate 105

Beth Pratt-Sitaula, UNAVCO
Becca Walker, Mt. San Antonio College
Bruce Douglas, Indiana University-Bloomington
Ben Crosby, Idaho State University
Sharon Bywater-Reyes, University of Northern Colorado
Donna Charlevoix, UNAVCO

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GETSI (GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues) is an NSF-funded program that develops and disseminates data-rich and societally relevant curriculum for undergraduate field and classroom teaching ...
Challenges and Successes of Teaching Lab-Based Earth Science Courses Remotely ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:30pm Tate 105

Clementine Hamelin, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Donna Whitney, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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Teaching labs online during the pandemic has been a challenge faced by many instructors in courses designed for in-person delivery. In petrology courses, labs rely nearly entirely on the observation of rocks in ...
Virtual strike and dip – advancing inclusive and accessible field geology ORAL SESSION
Thursday 2:45pm Tate B20

Natalie Bursztyn, The University of Montana-Missoula
Pejman Sajjadi, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Hannah Riegel, Appalachian State University
Jiawei Huang, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Jan Oliver Wallgrün, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Jiayan Zhao, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Bart Masters, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Alexander Klippel, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

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Accessibility and inclusivity in field geology have become increasingly important issues to address in geoscience education and have long been set aside due to the tradition of field geology and the laborious task ...
Student-built acoustic sensors for hands-on learning in the earth sciences TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Friday 1:30pm-1:50pm Bruininks 131B

Sasha Seroy, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Claire C McKinley, University of California-Davis
Robert Levine, University of Washington-Seattle Campus

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This activity introduces students to the concept and function of acoustics within the geosciences using inexpensive and commercially available sensor building materials. Several adaptations of this activity ...
Demystifying Walther's Law: Large Pickleball Models and Tabletop Challenges to Stratigraphic Column Interpretation TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Friday 1:50pm-2:10pm Bruininks 131B

Lee Schmitt, Hamline University
Kate Pound, North Hennepin Community College

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Many students find the application of Walther's Law a temporal-spatial challenge. In this demonstration a set of large plastic tubes represents geographically separated locations (ultimately stratigraphic ...
Investigating Vegetation Patterns in an Urban Wetland Using Electrical Resistivity TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Friday 2:10pm-2:30pm Bruininks 131B

Joshua Thompson, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Lee Slater, Rutgers University-Newark
Carol Ormand Ph.D., Carleton College

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This module, consisting of 5 units, introduces students to the fundamental principles and uses of electrical resistivity, with a focus on an environmental application. Students explore the characteristics and ...
Bringing Polar Landscapes into the College Classroom Using 360-degree Interactive Environments TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Friday 2:30pm-2:50pm Bruininks 131B

Emily Geraghty Ward, University of Colorado at Boulder
Twila Moon, University of Colorado at Boulder
Spruce Schoenemann, The University of Montana-Western
Alia Khan, Western Washington University
Anne Gold, University of Colorado at Boulder
Daniela Pennycook, University of Colorado at Boulder
Alyssa Lazoen, University of Colorado at Boulder
Yixiao Lei, University of Colorado at Boulder

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In this teaching demonstration, participants will have the chance to engage with 360-degree interactive environments (360 IE) that explore the polar environments of Greenland. We will discuss how the 360 IEs were ...
Mapping motion direction to color in seismic ground motion visualizations: a tool for teaching and outreach. POSTER SESSION
Maximiliano Bezada, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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The increase in seismometer density on a continental scale since the start of the EarthScope project has enabled the community to produce visualizations of the propagating wavefield from local and teleseismic ...
Teaching with visualizations, models, and online data: Tracking the onset, propagation and variability of the North American monsoon POSTER SESSION
Dorothea Ivanova, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott

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The goal of this study is to examine how meteorology students use, analyze and understand existing datasets, and utilize Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) modeling system to explore scientific questions during ...
Greenland in your classroom - New college-level curriculum combines polar field data, 360-degree immersive field experiences and geospatial technologies POSTER SESSION
Twila Moon, University of Colorado at Boulder
Spruce Schoenemann, The University of Montana-Western
Alia Khan, Western Washington University
Anne Gold, University of Colorado at Boulder
Yixiao Lei, University of Colorado at Boulder
Daniela Pennycook, University of Colorado at Boulder
Emily Geraghty Ward, University of Colorado at Boulder

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Earth's polar environments have undergone rapid change during the 21st century and scientists have generated important new data and made groundbreaking insights. Shrinking glaciers, melting sea ice, thawing ...
Discovery Improvements for SERC Website Visitors POSTER SESSION
Sean Fox, Carleton College
Sarah Fortner, Carleton College

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The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) hosts materials from over 120 geoscience education projects. However, the project-focused nature of the SERC website means that information is siloed and users have ...
Incorporating Data, Inquiry, and Exploration into the Classroom with Project EDDIE POSTER SESSION
Monica Bruckner, Carleton College
Cailin Huyck Orr, Carleton College
Sarah Fortner, Carleton College
Kristin O'Connell, Carleton College

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Project EDDIE (Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry and Exploration) endeavors to engage students in inquiry and exploration using large, publicly-available data sets by providing a large collection of ...
From Greenland to our coasts: Learning about the Earth system with GIS and authentic data POSTER SESSION
Alyse Thurber, University of Colorado at Boulder
Twila Moon, University of Colorado at Boulder
Lianna Nixon, University of Colorado at Boulder
Emily Geraghty Ward, University of Colorado at Boulder

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An understanding of Arctic regions, which are warming faster than the rest of the world, is crucial for understanding the global climate system. Greenland is of particular global importance due to its large ice ...
How do College Geoscience Instructors Find Virtual Field Experiences? POSTER SESSION
Kristen Foley, Western Michigan University
Heather Petcovic, Western Michigan University

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Virtual Field Experiences (VFEs) are a growing supplement and gateway to traditional fieldwork in the geosciences. With VFEs becoming more accepted for use in college geoscience courses, how instructors find and ...