Workshop Program

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Wednesday, August 10

All morning sessions will take place in CR 219. CR = Classroom Building, at the intersection of Fremont and 9th.

8:30 Workshop Overview and Introductions - John, Andy, Sarah, and Toni (

9:00 Participants pilot test modules in small groups; workshop leader team available to answer questions

10:15 Small group discussions: What would you need to do to fit these materials into one of your courses?

10:30 Round robin discussion: Each group highlights one point that arose from their discussion

10:45 Break

11:00  Instructor Stories - Panel Q & A

Short presentations by workshop leaders and participants who have used the IGUaNA curricular materials in their courses, followed by open Q & A

Panelists: Andy Bobyarchick, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Aditya Kar, Fort Valley State University; Tonian Robinson, University of South Florida

11:45  Participants complete the Classroom Adaptation Survey

12:00  Lunch

1:00  Assemble in front of the Geology Building to travel to the field site

1:30  Participant teams acquire GPR, seismic, and ERT data

Workshop leaders and UW technicians will guide teams of participants in the acquisition of data sets to be analyzed tomorrow. We will also describe how participants can access geophysical equipment to collect their own data with their students. (geophysical instrument instructions (Acrobat (PDF) 2.1MB Aug8 22))

  • Day 1 Seismic data seismic (Zip Archive 3.3MB Aug10 22)
  • Day 1 ERT data ERT (Zip Archive 1.7MB Aug10 22)
  • Day 1 GPR data  GPR data (Zip Archive 18.6MB Aug11 22)

5:00  Return to hotel

5:30  Roadcheck and break

6:30  Dinner at Altitude Chophouse

Thursday, August 11

All morning sessions will take place in ESB 1006 and nearby classrooms

8:30  Data processing & interpretation

Participant teams process and interpret the data they collected the previous day, with guidance from the workshop leader team and from University of Wyoming technicians

Alternatively, participants are welcome to use this time to explore the IGUaNA curricular modules further

10:00  Break

10:30  Data processing & interpretation (OR module exploration) continues

11:30  Plan for the afternoon field activities - Andy

Participant groups discuss how they would teach their students to collect geophysical data in the field

12:00  Lunch

1:00  Assemble in front of the Geology Building to travel to the field site

1:30  Participants take turns teaching each other how to collect GPR, seismic, and ERT data

5:00  Return to hotel for closing discussion and workshop evaluation; light snacks provided - Carol and John

Discussion of implementation plans: How do participants envision using IGUaNA curricular materials in their courses?

6:15  Break

7:00  Dinner at The Library Sports Grille & Brewery

Friday, August 12

Morning: OPTIONAL field trip to Blair Wallis and Veedauwoo Rocks. We will visit the remarkable granite outcrops of Veedauwoo that attract geologists, hikers, and rock climbers to the area. We will tour the Veedauwoo Glen trail and offer the chance for scrambling on the boulder fields for those who would like to get their nose on the rocks. The trip will start and end at the hotel. We will gather for departure at 8:30 AM and return to the hotel at noon.