Using MARGINS Data in the Classroom

May 28-29, 2009 at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

A two-day MARGINS workshop designed to refine, complete, and evaluate teacher-ready mini-lessons for the undergraduate classroom will be held 28th-29th May 2009 at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.

The decade-long NSF MARGINS program has generated a wealth of data for use in the undergraduate classroom. This workshop will focus on polishing, evaluating and publishing on-line a diverse suite of teacher-ready MARGINS mini-lessons to complement those already available.

Important MARGINS tools and resources, including the MARGINS Data Portal, GeoMapApp , Virtual Ocean , SedDB, and PetDB, will be demonstrated at the workshop.

This will be a hands-on workshop. Applicants are required to evaluate an existing mini-lesson or provide an idea for a new mini-lesson in advance of the workshop.

Workshop meals and shared hotel accommodation will be provided. MARGINS also has some money available to help successful applicants offset the cost of travel.

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2009. The deadline to submit materials (an evaluation or a new idea) is April 15 2009.



Conveners and Planning Team:

Andy Goodliffe (University of Alabama)
Andrew Goodwillie (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) 
Rosemary Hickey-Vargas (Florida International University)
Cathy Manduca (Carleton College)
Don Reed (San Jose State University)
Jeff Ryan (University of South Florida)

This workshop was supported by the MARGINS Program, as part of MARGINS Education and Outreach Plan. Funding was provided by the National Science Foundation - Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE 0633081) and Division of Ocean Sciences.
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