Theme: Community Engagement
The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Community Engagement.
- Attracting and Supporting Students
- Community Engagement
- Course Resources
- Curriculum Design
- Developing Geocompetencies
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Geoscience Education Research
- Online Education
- Place-based Learning
- Professional Development for Undergrads, Grads and Faculty
- Program Design
- Research for Undergrads
- Student Learning
- Teacher Preparation, Professional Development and Policy Issues
- Technology in the Classroom
Applied Geoscience Education: Engaging with Society for Sustainability WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am E Building 217
Jeffrey Greenberg, Wheaton College (IL)
Ellen Metzger, San Jose State University
Gregory Wessel, Geology in the Public Interest (nonprofit)
Ted Smith, Baker College Center for Graduate Studies
Workshop participants will discuss and share their current approaches to applied geosciences education, explore materials from the SERC InTeGrate Project and other sources, and develop an action plan for including ...
Place-based education for effective geoscience outreach: Caltech GO-Outdoors ORAL SESSION
Monday 1:45pm E Building 220
Shaelyn Silverman, California Institute of Technology
Juliet Ryan-Davis, California Institute of Technology
Caltech GO-Outdoors 2020-2023, California Institute of Technology
Hannah Dion-Kirschner, California Institute of Technology
Caltech is situated in Pasadena, where the public school district does not offer any dedicated geoscience courses. Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) serves a racially diverse student population, 71% of whom ...
Climate Outreach in Undergraduate Programs: A Student Perspective ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:30pm E Building 220
Gabrielle Brown, Northern Vermont University - Lyndon
Janel Hanrahan, Northern Vermont University
Many students desire to become better communicators on anthropogenic climate change but are easily intimidated by the topic and how it is discussed in society. This has increased the importance of having outlets ...
Understanding Weather Extremes with Big Data: Inspiring Rural Youth in Data Science (WeatherX) ORAL SESSION
Monday 2:45pm E Building 202
Brian Fitzgerald, Mount Washington Observatory
As scientific discovery becomes ever more data-driven, there is a critical need to build a scientific workforce with robust skills in scientific modeling and large-scale data analysis. Nowhere is the need to ...
Climate Justice in Academia: A Graduate Student-Led Initiative for Learning, Community, and Action POSTER SESSION
Kira Fish, University of California-Los Angeles
Sara Graves, University of California-Los Angeles
Surabhi Biyani, University of California-Los Angeles
It is well established that climate change disproportionately affects traditionally marginalized groups, including low income communities, people of color, and the global South. Despite this reality, climate ...
The SZ4D Initiative is Seeking to Grow Mutually Beneficial Partnerships with Geoscience Education Researchers POSTER SESSION
Mike Brudzinski, Miami University-Oxford
Subduction Zones in 4 Dimensions (SZ4D) is a new community-driven initiative for coordinating interdisciplinary research to improve our understanding of processes underlying destructive geohazards that concentrate ...
Designing for bidirectional community-university learning: The Community Resilience integrated into an Earth System Science Learning Ecosystem (CRESSLE) project POSTER SESSION
Adam Papendieck, The University of Texas at Austin
Jay Banner, The University of Texas at Austin
Didey Montoya, The University of Texas at Austin
Lucy Atkinson, The University of Texas at Austin
Patrick Bixler, The University of Texas at Austin
Robert Duke, The University of Texas at Austin
Angela D. R. Smith, The University of Texas at Austin
Shirley Vincent, Vincent Evaluation Consulting
Action for community resilience and environmental justice demands new educational structures, routines and practices that more equitably and productively integrate academic geoscience with local community-based ...
Reef Survivor Jamaica- Modification of an undergraduate geoscience board game for Jamaican communities (middle school children and adults) SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm CC Building Circadian
Caitlin Currie, The University of Texas at Austin
Estefania Salgado-Jauregui, Servicio Geologico Colombiano
Claire Williams, The University of Texas at Austin
Rowan Martindale, The University of Texas at Austin
Debbie-Ann Gordon-Smith, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
Denise Henry, Alligator Head Foundation, Portland, Jamaica
Kathy Ellins, The University of Texas at Austin
Educational geoscience games have been increasing in popularity because they promote learning through amusement and encourage learners to engage with complex systems. This educational board game teaches players ...
Sharing Resources to Promote Teaching Socio-scientific Issues ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:15pm CC Building Circadian
Megan Plenge, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Many students learn about topics such as natural hazards, resources, and climate change from the media and their community before they enter an Earth or Environmental Sciences classroom. The media- or community- ...
Essential factors to consider when partnering with and creating youth diversity outreach programs ORAL SESSION
Thursday 1:30pm E Building 202
Leah Turner, The University of Texas at Austin
GeoFORCE Texas at the University of Texas Jackson School of Geosciences is a very large, well-funded youth diversity outreach program created to introduce high school students to STEM, especially the geosciences. ...
Cosplay for Science: Science Storytelling in the Classroom ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 1:30pm-2:45pm CC Building Creveling
Gabriel Santos, Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology
Pop culture media and narratives are often learner's first introduction to scientific concepts and can influence future engagements with science in educational settings. Educators can harness this by ...
An Oceanographic Analysis Using Maps: Oxnard College’s Study of the Hueneme Submarine Canyon Configuration, in California State Waters and Federal Waters within the San Pedro Channel, Offshore California POSTER SESSION
Thomas O'Neil, Oxnard College
Joseph Saenz, Oxnard College
Frank Denison, Geology Consultant
The Hueneme Submarine Canyon's configuration is structurally controlled by the Hueneme Fault Zone that was mapped from UNOCAL's seismic line collection in the 1980's. The Canyon depths were also ...