Karen Helgers

Math, Physical Science and Engineering, STEM

Ulster County Community College

Workshop Participant, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (2)

Diversity and Careers in the Geosciences part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
Students read a blog post published by the European Geosciences Union highlighting the work of Black geoscientists. Each student chooses one scientist with a job that sounds interesting to the student and writes a ...

The Dark Side of Mineral Mining part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
Students choose one of four short articles to read about mineral mining, including the impacts of mining on the Native American community in the region. Each article highlights a specific example where the ...

Conference Presentations (2)

Report on Unlearning Racism in Geoscience from the 2YC URGE Pod part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday:Poster Session III
The five-month long virtual Unlearning Racism in Geoscience (URGE) program was developed to empower groups, or pods, of geoscience faculty to implement anti-racist strategies and policies within their departments ...

Flood Management Plan part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Share-a-Thon
In this exploration, students work in groups to develop a watershed-based plan to control flooding. Students are first given information about a historic downstream flood and then work together to develop multiple ...