Shelley Olds

Education and Community Engagement


Shelley E. Olds has been an Instructional Designer at the non-profit, NSF-funded consortium, UNAVCO since 2006. She leads the curriculum development efforts for k-12 school and free choice learning environments with the USGS ShakeAlert® program, collaborating with partners to create learning modules incorporating GPS data and coding to visualize geoscience hazards, and extending geodetic-focused lessons to use online data-tools. Shelley has been leading formal science curriculum, informal education exhibit, and professional development training programs for over 20 years. 

Workshop Participant, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (18)

Measuring Ground Motion with GPS: How GPS Works (Demonstration) part of Geodesy:Activities
With printouts of typical GPS velocity vectors found near different tectonic boundaries and models of a GPS station, demonstrate how GPS work to measure ground motion.GPS velocity vectors point in the direction that a GPS station moves as the ground it is anchored to moves. The length of a velocity vector corresponds to the rate of motion. GPS velocity vectors thus provide useful information for how Earth's crust deforms in different tectonic settings.

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Essay (1)

From the hyper-local to global: UNAVCO's vision for sustainability in earth education part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Earth Education for Sustainable Societies:Essays
Beth Bartel, Beth Pratt-Situala, Donna Charlevoix, and Shelley Olds, UNAVCO UNAVCO, a non-profit university consortium, operates the NSF's Geodetic Facility for the Advancement of Geoscience (GAGE). Beth ...

Conference Presentations (7)

Preview of Educational Materials Available through UNAVCO part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
This presentation will provide an overview of the suite of educational resources available through UNAVCO, a non-profit University-governed consortium that facilitates geoscience research and education using ...

Other Contribution (1)

Using Recreational Drones for STEM Explorations part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Morning Workshops:Using Recreational Drones for STEM Explorations
This workshop is designed for educators, after-school club leaders, science-fair mentors, and others who want to facilitate STEM-curious youth using recreational drones as a platform for learning. The first 20 ...


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Webinar Participant (4 webinars)