Theme: Course Resources

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

Applied Geoscience Education: Engaging with Society for Sustainability WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am

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

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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 ...
Beyond Your Classroom: Building Effective Geoscience Activities for Improved Student Learning with a Teacher Audience in Mind WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am

Kyle Fredrick, Pennsylvania Western University - California
Heather Goss, American Geophysical Union

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Participants will be introduced to the Teach the Earth (TTE) portal to find existing resources to adopt or adapt for their own classrooms. Attendees will develop their own activity and work through the Teach the ...
Preparing for an Academic Career WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am

Lisa Gilbert, Cabrillo College
Lynsey LeMay, Virginia Peninsula Community College
Brendan Hanger, Colorado School of Mines
Mintesinot Jiru, Coppin State University

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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 ...
Teaching Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics with Interactive Demonstrations WORKSHOP
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am

Jordyn E Moscoso, University of California-Santa Cruz
Jonathan Aurnou, University of California-Los Angeles
Alex Gonzalez, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Kaylie Cohanim, Princeton University
Rodrigo Rodakoviski, University of California-Los Angeles
Rachel Tripoli, University of California-Los Angeles
william church, CRCS

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Weather, ocean, and climate processes are often notoriously difficult for students and educators to conceptualize. In this three-day workshop, participants will gain knowledge using simple experiments to create ...
Increasing Representation of Diverse Geoscientists with Geoscientist Spotlights in Introductory Courses AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm

Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Peyton Smalls, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Meryssa Piper, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Connor Chilton, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Geoscientist Spotlights, modeled off of Scientist Spotlights, offer an opportunity for more students to see themselves as geoscientists. These short, reflective writing assignments can be used across a wide range ...
Defining Learning Goals and Assessing Learning through an Active Learning Lens AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm

Patrick Shabram, Front Range Community College
Leilani Arthurs, University of Colorado at Boulder
Pierre Lu, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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This interactive 2.5-hour workshop will engage participants in (1) defining learning goals for a course they already teach or plan to teach in the future and (2) discussing how student learning can be assessed ...
Understanding Discovery Across SERC-Hosted Websites
Monday 2:30pm

Sean Fox, Carleton College
Kristin O'Connell, Carleton College
Ashley Carlson, Carleton College
mahdi mohamed, 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 ...
Enhancing Computational Pathways in Undergraduate Environmental Majors ORAL SESSION
Monday 3:00pm

Lisa Doner, Plymouth State University
Bhuwan Thapa, Appalachian State University
Simon Pendleton, Plymouth State University

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Digital and computational literacy, including the understanding, implementation and application of computer, software, and programming are increasingly important criteria for positions within the environmental ...
Students Ability to Relate to Scientists: Impacts of Geoscientist Spotlights POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm

Peyton Smalls, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Geosciences struggle with a significant diversity problem and have the lowest participation rates of historically marginalized individuals in science and engineering occupations (URGE, 2022; AGI, 2020). Majors ...
Field notes from the geoscience classroom by the June 2022 & January 2023 NAGT Outstanding Teaching Assistants POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm

Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Kristen Foley, Western Michigan University
Madelyn Petersen, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Joey Pasterski, University of Illinois at Chicago
Sydney Beltran, Tennessee Technological University
Elyssa Rivera, Auburn University Main Campus
Beth Bartel, Michigan Technological University
Ashlesha Khatiwada, The University of Montana-Missoula
Nicole Wagner, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Kiersten Crye, Georgia State University

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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 ...
Teaching Teamwork: Project-based Learning in an Interdisciplinary Course Delivered by an Interdisciplinary Teaching Team POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm

Dana Thomas, The University of Texas at Austin
Hailun Ni, The University of Texas at Austin
Susan Hovorka, The University of Texas at Austin
Sahar Bakhshian, The University of Texas at Austin
Alex Bump, The University of Texas at Austin
Shuvajit Bhattacharya, The University of Texas at Austin

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Geoscience degree earners are entering workplaces in which they are expected to be productive members of multidisciplinary teams (Mosher and Keane, 2021), yet undergraduate and graduate students report having ...
Hands-on Lab Activity: Deep Water and Shallow Water Ocean Surface Waves POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm

Tamara Barriquand, Humboldt State University
Jessica Kleiss, Lewis & Clark College

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A sequence of hands-on lab activities allow students to visualize theoretical and observed ocean surface wave behavior through both a physical model (wave tank) and an analytical model (Matlab). For the analytical ...
What I want instructors to know: Students sharing experiences and perspectives on learning science in field settings and beyond POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm

Sarah Sherman, University of British Colu
Laura Lukes, University of British Columbia
Silvia Mazabel, University of British Columbia
EaSEIL student partners, University of British Columbia

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The Earth Science Experiential and Indigenous Learning (EaSEIL) project is a three-year initiative at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) that creates space for instructors, students, staff, and ...
There and back again: comparing student learning and feedback from in-person and virtual field experiences POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm

Eury Speir
Rúan du Plessis, University of Missouri-Columbia
Danielle Oprean, University of Missouri-Columbia
Sarah Jacquet, University of Missouri-Columbia

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Introductory geology students at the University of Missouri-Columbia embark on a mandatory field trip to the nearby Rock Bridge Memorial State Park as part of the surface water, groundwater, and weathering ...
Supporting Educators of Geosciences and Geophysics with EarthScope Consortium Resources POSTER SESSION
Monday 4:30pm-6:00pm

Donna Charlevoix, EarthScope Consortium
Beth Pratt-Sitaula, EarthScope Consortium
Michael Hubenthal, EarthScope
Tammy Bravo, EarthScope Consortium
Danielle Sumy, EarthScope
Shelley Olds, EarthScope Consortium
Scott Johnson, EarthScope Consortium
Anika Knight, EarthScope Consortium
Kelsey Russo-Nixon, EarthScope Consortium
Justin Sweet, EarthScope Consortium

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IRIS Consortium and UNAVCO Inc. merged to form EarthScope Consortium on January 1, 2023. EarthScope Consortium operates the SAGE (seismology) and GAGE (geodesy) facilities funded by the National Science Foundation. ...
Spatial Thinking Training Activities for Undergraduate Geology Students SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm

Stephanie Sabatini, North Carolina State University
David McConnell, North Carolina State University

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We have created a set of spatial thinking training activities as part of a newly developed 1-credit course (Visualizing Geology in 3D and 4D) for sophomore geology students. The course is structured around the ...
Scaffolded exercises in the design of an ocean observing study for introductory undergraduates SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm

Sasha Seroy, University of Washington-Seattle Campus

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This is a series of in-class worksheet activities which prompt students to design multiple ocean observing studies, each time using different tools, over the course of a quarter. Students are given the same ...
An Inquiry-Based Approach to Rock Classification and Identification SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm

Sabrina Brown, Defiance College

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This series of three laboratory activities focused on igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, respectively, encourages inquiry-based interaction with the concepts of rock classification and identification. To ...
Coriolis Acceleration SHARE-A-THON
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:40pm

Martin Farley, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

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This is an activity intended to get Oceanography students to look and understand components of an equation. I always do this when I see equations: Which terms are constants? Do you know the constant's value ...
Sharing Resources to Promote Teaching Socio-scientific Issues ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:15pm

Megan Plenge, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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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- ...
Ocean Health Projects for K-12 Geoscience Classrooms ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:15pm

Rebecca Carnes, Smithville High School

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A review of activities that can be used to help students learn about the challenges that our oceans are facing right now due to climate change and other issues. Each activity incorporates data analysis, graphing ...
Encouraging Data Literacy: Using USGS datasets in the classroom ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:15pm

Candyce A. Curry, US Geological Survey

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Too frequently teachers desire access to readily available datasets to use within their lessons, but find professional websites arduous to navigate. Spend invaluable time with current Albert Einstein Distinguished ...
Professional Development for Higher Education Science Faculty that Improves Student Learning ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:15pm

Peter Cormas, Pennsylvania Western University - California
Kyle Fredrick, Pennsylvania Western University - California
Min Li, Pennsylvania Western University - California
Louise Nicholson, Pennsylvania Western University - California
Sy Doan, RAND Corporation
Elizabeth Steiner, RAND Corporation

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Are you a higher education science faculty member who is or would like to create a professional development experience for your faculty that is most likely to impact student learning? In this roundtable, we will ...
WaGSS What a Geology Student Sees
Tuesday 3:10pm-3:30pm

Daina Hardisty, Mt. Hood Community College

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In this teaching demonstration, participants will have the chance to engage with an activity one of my former students named WaGSS ("What a Geology Student Sees" about Geomorphology-focused photos, based ...
FossilSketch: a web-based program for learning about microfossils
Tuesday 3:30pm-3:50pm

Christina Belanger, Texas A & M University
Anna Stepanova, Texas A & M University
Josh Cherian, Texas A & M University

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To enable instructors to integrate microfossil identification in their undergraduate courses, we developed FossilSketch, an interactive web-based educational tool that introduces students to micropaleontology and ...
Creating an Online Learning Environment about Geoscience Careers and Licensure AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm

Craig Nichol, University of British Columbia Okanagan

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Overview Student recruitment, retention and diversity can be improved by providing students with timely information on careers in earth science and related fields, and information on professional licensing ...
3D-Printed Educational Models in the Geosciences AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm

Sinan Akciz, California State University-Fullerton

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The recent widespread accessibility of 3D printing now provides an opportunity for geoscience educators to produce their own affordable, high-quality models that students can hold and manipulate in their hands. ...
Gaming in the Classroom AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm

Ander Sundell, College of Western Idaho
Natalie Bursztyn, The University of Montana-Missoula

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Tabletop Boardgames are currently experiencing a golden age not seen since the 1980s, with sales increasing more than 20% from spring 2019 to 2022. Currently, there are thousands of new games released each year ...
Writing Better Multiple Choice Questions AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm

Cody Kirkpatrick, Indiana University-Bloomington
Lauren Decker, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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Whether because of class size, grading time, or other constraints, sometimes we need to include multiple choice questions in our summative assessments. However, it is often difficult and time-consuming to write ...
Connecting with the Environment through Nature Journaling WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am

Barbra Sobhani, University of Colorado at Boulder

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This workshop will guide participants through the process of incorporating nature journaling into their curriculum. We will discuss ways to blend reflective writing, field notetaking and sketching to enhance ...
Getting the Most Out of your TA Experience WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am

Anne Egger, Central Washington University
Karen Viskupic, Boise State University
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Beth Pratt-Sitaula, EarthScope Consortium
Becca Walker, Mt. San Antonio College

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In this workshop, we will help graduate students build their skills as teaching assistants (TAs) and articulate those skills in light of future careers. Participants will develop skills and confidence for ...
Designing Student-Centered Activities to Increase Engagement and Learning within Atmospheric Dynamics Courses WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am

Casey Davenport, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Zachary Handlos, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
John Knox, University of Georgia

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The goal of this 2-day workshop is to provide participants an opportunity to develop their own hands-on, student-centered (i.e., active learning) dynamics activity that participants can then readily use within ...
Teaching with Geochemical Data: A collaborative workshop to identify barriers and find solutions WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am

Karin Block, CUNY City College
Hannah Adrienne Sweets, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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Students frequently struggle when working with data. Handling geochemical data can be especially daunting as it requires knowledge of stoichiometry, magma composition, and the physical processes that influence ...
Teaching Quantitative Reasoning with Real Data - The EDDIE Way! WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am

Christopher Berg, Orange Coast College
Dax Soule, CUNY City College

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Please join us as we introduce you to the Project EDDIE resource collection – the results of an NSF-funded effort to create flexible classroom modules that aim to expose students to real-world data and practice ...
Plate Tectonics, the San Andreas Fault System, and How They Reorganized the Topography and Geology of Southern California. AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm

Tanya Atwater, University of California-Santa Barbara

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The Californias are one of the few places on Earth where the geology of the land is intimately entangled with the details of the adjacent oceanic plate tectonic history and, as such, they present an exceptional ...
Using Geophysics to Address Societally-relevant, Urban and Environmental Real-world Questions in Introductory-level Geoscience Courses AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm

Andrew Parsekian, University of Wyoming
Danielle Sumy, EarthScope
John McDaris, Carleton College
Klaudio Peshtani, Rutgers University-Newark

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Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce begins with attracting a diverse student population into the geosciences. The IGUaNA project, Introducing Geophysics for Urban and Near-surface Applications, has ...
DIY Digital Lessons: Create Custom Online Lessons for Your Learners ORAL SESSION
Thursday 1:45pm

Jessica Swann, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Sina Kirk, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Ariel Anbar, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Geoffrey Bruce, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Tess Calvert, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus

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Infiniscope,a NASA funded project, has developed an open-source, digital platform for lesson development and delivery. It enables educators to create their own digital lessons and deploy them to their classes with ...
Three-dimensional teaching with computer-based models in the Earth science classroom ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 1:30pm-2:45pm

Stephanie Seevers, Evergreen High School

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Because Earth and space science phenomena are too large, physically and temporally, to fit into a traditional classroom setting, it can be challenging for teachers to implement good inquiry-based labs. In the ...
AMS Education: Hurricanes ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 1:30pm-2:45pm

Kristen Batko

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This roundtable will begin with a summary of courses and PD offered through AMS Education. Then, we will transition to discuss many resources (including, but not limited to, NOAA, AMS, NWS) centered around ...
Strengthening Graduate-Undergraduate Student Mentorship ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday 1:30pm-2:45pm

Alexis Lopez, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Graduate students often mentor undergraduates doing undergraduate theses or working in research labs. Graduate students can play important roles in mentoring these students. We will discuss navigating co-mentoring ...
Assessing Tornado Wind Speeds from Damage Photographs TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Friday 1:50pm-2:10pm

Cody Kirkpatrick, Indiana University-Bloomington
Devon Colcord, Anoka-Ramsey Community College

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Tornadoes are one of the most recognizable geoscience phenomena, with over 1000 tornadoes reported in the United States each year. In this classroom activity, students explore photographs of the damage that ...
Ice Core Science TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Friday 2:10pm-2:30pm

Elizabeth Nagy, Pasadena City College
Louise Huffman, Dartmouth College
Bill Grosser, U.S. Ice Drilling Program

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Do you teach students about earth's cryosphere? You should! The Ice Drilling Program (IDP) Education and Outreach office offers free, downloadable resources (icedrill-education.org) related to earth's ...
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
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Thomas O'Neil, Oxnard College
Joseph Saenz, Oxnard College
Frank Denison, Geology Consultant

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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 ...
Using Student-Focused Design to Develop an Undergraduate Earth Science Course POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Janel Ancayan, California State University-Long Beach
Alyssa Abbey, California State University-Long Beach

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Course-based research experiences (CBREs) and applying scientific skills to "real" problems have been shown to increase students' interest and retention in STEM fields (e.g., Papendieck et al., 2018; ...
Breaking Down Barriers with an Interactive, Accessible, Culturally Responsive Open Education Resource (OER) for Geology of California Courses POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Allison Jones, Sierra College
Emily Wright, College of the Redwoods
Martha House, Pasadena City College
Debra Brooks, Santiago Canyon College
Steven Newton, College of Marin
steven skinner, California State University-Sacramento
Ryan Hollister, Modesto Junior College

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The adoption of OER has been shown to reduce student textbook costs. Yet most geoscience courses taught at California community colleges lack OER, creating unnecessary barriers for students. Geoscience educators ...
Engaging Students in Quantitative Reasoning through the Use of Large, Publicly Available Data Sets: Project EDDIE Modules POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Ellen Iverson, Carleton College
Monica Bruckner, Carleton College
Rebekka Darner, Illinois State University
Tom Meixner, The University of Arizona
Kristin O'Connell, Carleton College
Catherine O'Reilly, Illinois State University
Cailin Huyck Orr, Carleton College
Dax Soule, CUNY City College

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Project EDDIE (Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry and Exploration) aims to strengthen undergraduate students' quantitative reasoning and inquiry through utilizing large, authentic, publicly-available datasets ...
The Groundwater Project – A Global Initiative to Serve Humanity and our Planet's Ecology by Making Groundwater Knowledge Freely Available POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

John Cherry, Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Institute / Emeritus University of Waterloo
Craig Nichol, University of British Columbia Okanagan

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Groundwater makes up 99 % of all liquid freshwater and is essential for sustaining biodiversity, food production, and climate adaptation. Although the future of humanity is closely tied to groundwater, there is a ...
NASA's Citizen Science Projects: Another avenue for engaging students POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Nicholas P. Lang, NASA Headquarters
Michael S. Kelley, NASA Headquarters
Marc Kuchner, NASA Goddard

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Citizen science is a way for the public to actively contribute to scientific research. NASA supports multiple citizen science efforts (https://science.nasa.gov/citizenscience) that provide individuals with varying ...
Lessons Learned While Implementing Open Source Computational Tools and Practices for Learning Quantitative Earth Sciences POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Francis Jones, University of British Columbia
Philip Austin, University of British Columbia
Tara Ivanochko, University of British Columbia

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Our goal for this contribution is to share what we learned about "costs" and "benefits" during a 3-year initiative to embed and improve open source resources and strategies for quantitative ...
New ADVANCEGeo Research Ethics Teaching Modules to Address NSF RECR and NIH RCR Training Requirements POSTER SESSION
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Blair Schneider, University of Kansas Main Campus
Kjir Hendrickson, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
Hannah Horinek, University of Kansas Main Campus
Erika Marin-Spiotta, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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The ADVANCEGeo Partnership is an NSF ADVANCE funded program to improve workplace climate conditions by developing bystander intervention education for a variety of audiences to appropriately respond to and prevent ...