Natalie Bursztyn


The University of Montana-Missoula

I have been teaching post-secondary geoscience since 2001 when I had my first TA experience. After completing my masters degree, I went on to teach at Bakersfield College in California before earning my PhD. My research has spanned mineral resources, geomorphology, and geoscience education - the latter with an emphasis on the use of gaming, augmented and virtual reality technologies in (and outside of) the classroom. I am an advocate for, and actively seeking strategies that, transform the diversity, equity, and inclusion of all learners within the field of Earth sciences.

Workshop Leader, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

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Activities (3)

Virtual Reality Strike and Dip Tool part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Teaching Demonstrations
The strike and dip tool is currently a web/desktop based virtual reality teaching instrument designed to practice taking strike and dip measurements and using those measurements to compile a geologic map. We have 5 ...

Google Street View Virtual Field Trip part of Teaching with Augmented and Virtual Reality:Teaching Activities:Activities
This activity is an example of how one can use Google Street View imagery as a field trip proxy. As a free and relatively accessible tool with an extensive and good quality image library viewable with a smartphone, ...

AR Sandbox part of Teaching with Augmented and Virtual Reality:Teaching Activities:Activities
This is a short introduction and some ideas for how to utilize an AR sandbox in your classroom/lab. This is not information about how to make your own AR sandbox! These activities aim to link topographic map ...

Other Contributions (6)

The Kern River, California: A Story of Uplift, Incision, and Flood Control part of Vignettes:Vignette Collection
Within Kern County, the present day Kern River is an example of two distinct river environments. In the Sierra Nevada, the Kern River is in a classic V-shaped canyon (Fig. 1) as it erodes towards base level. In ...


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