Rachel Teasdale

Geological and Environmental Sciences

California State University-Chico

Workshop Leader, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Website Content Contributions

Course Modules (7)

Living on the Edge: Building resilient societies on active plate margins part of Living on the Edge
This module, intended to take two weeks in an introductory-level class, is divided into three units that focus on geologic hazards and associated risks at representative plate boundary settings: transform, ...

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Activities (2)

Rivers and Streams part of Introductory Courses:Activities
This lab activity has students collect stream data in the field and calculate flow velocity, discharge and gradient. Additional activities include plotting clast size on a Hjulstrom Diagram, and unit conversions.

Monday Morning Meeting (II): Monitoring Mount St. Helens 2004 dome growth using authentic data part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
This jigsaw activity groups students first as volcano monitoring experts of either RSAM seismic data, earthquake locations, or GPS data, and then regroups students into interdisciplinary teams. The teams discuss ...

Course (1)

General Geology part of Introductory Courses:Courses
General Geology at CSU Chico is an introduction to physical geology in which students learn about the origin of the earth, rocks and minerals, development of geologic landforms and processes. The lab component of ...

Essay (1)

Essay on Introductory Courses I Teach part of Introductory Courses:Virtual Workshop 2014:Essay Collection
Rachel Teasdale, Geological and Environmental Sciences, California State University-Chico 1. How my introductory course(s) serve my students, department, and institution. The GEOS 101, General Geology course at ...

Conference Presentations (13)

Living on the Edge: Engaging students in evaluating hazards and societal risks at active plate boundaries part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
The InTeGrate module, "Living on the Edge: Building Resilient Societies on Active Plate Margins" (LOE) consists of six units in which students use qualitative and quantitative information to assess risk ...

Other Contributions (18)

Rachel Teasdale: Using Monitoring Volcanoes and Communicating Risks in Volcanology at California State University-Chico part of Monitoring Volcanoes and Communicating Risks
Course topics are explored using in-class group work, lab-style activities and field observations and interpretations. Instructor curated readings (and point-earning Reading Logs) are offered to students before each class period to prepare them for class activities. The format of GETSI Monitoring Volcanoes and Communicating Risks (MVCR) module activities are a good example of course activities throughout the semester. Students I have used other InTeGrate modules in my large-enrollment introductory geology course, which I had in mind while writing the MVCR module but it was fun to see the volcanology students so engaged in learning data types and discussing the nuances of evolving eruption scenarios and the interpretations and implications of the data they examined.


Workshop Leader (8 workshops)

Workshop Participant (51 workshops)

Earth Educators' Rendezvous 2021
July 2021
Teaching Online Introductory Geoscience Labs
July 2020
EER 2020 Science Communication
July 2020

Webinar Participant (4 webinars)