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)

Visualizing Relationships with Data: Exploring plate boundaries with Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and GPS Data in the Western U.S. & Alaska | Lessons on Plate Tectonics part of Geodesy:Activities
Learners use the UNAVCO GPS Velocity Viewer, or the included map packet to visualize relationships between earthquakes, volcanoes, and plate boundaries as a jigsaw activity.

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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)

Educational Resources to support ShakeAlert®, the Earthquake Early Warning System for the West Coast of the United States: Development and Assessment part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday:Poster Session II
Over 143 million people live in an earthquake prone region of the United States. Over 55 million people (or one-third) live in Washington, Oregon, and California, face much of this earthquake hazard and risk. In ...

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 ...


Workshop Participant (25 workshops)

Webinar Participant (4 webinars)