Donna Charlevoix

Education & Community Engagement

UNAVCO

Donna Charlevoix is the Director of Education and Community Engagement for UNAVCO, the National Science Foundation facility for geodesy research and education, headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Previously she was the Director of Science & Education Division of the GLOBE Program (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment), a NASA-sponsored, international K-12 science education program. Dr. Charlevoix is co-author of a university textbook: Severe and Hazardous Weather, An Introduction to High Impact Meteorology. She is an Adjunct faculty member of the University of Illinois in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences where she was on the faculty for 12 years. Her current research centers on science instruction and learning with a focus on atmospheric sciences and climate, as well as broadening participation in the geosciences. Donna has received multiple teaching awards, is active in governance of the American Meteorological Society, and serves on the Board of several science education non-profit agencies.

Workshop Participant, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activity (1)

Geodetic Learning Resources for Your Classroom part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Share-a-Thon:Share-a-Thon Presentations
UNAVCO Education and Community Engagement has developed learning modules and supplemental materials focused on geodesy and geodetic applications that are freely available to educators and the public. In this ...

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 (15)

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 ...

Geoscience Workforce Development Activities at UNAVCO part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
This presentation focuses on the ongoing efforts at UNAVCO to meet the needs of students and faculty dedicated to broadening participation in the future geoscience workforce. The geosciences lag behind other STEM ...

Integrating geodesy technology into undergraduate field education courses part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Fieldwork is an integral part of the geosciences and there is a longstanding tradition of teaching field methods as part of the undergraduate earth sciences curriculum. As new technology changes the ways in which ...

The EarthConnections Alliance: Engaging Communities through Education part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
From flooding to resource issues, many of the challenges and opportunities faced by communities around the world can be addressed more successfully if the community can make full use of geoscience. Community scale ...

Making geodesy accessible and relevant: Educator and student resources for enhancing learning about geosciences and geodesy part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
Geodesy is the study of Earth's shape, gravity field, and rotation. Geodetic applications and data are used to understand many societal issues such as land surface change, drought monitoring, climate change, ...

Context matters: Designing data-rich geodesy teaching materials that get used part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
GETSI (Geodesy Tools for Societal Issues) project is developing modules that allow undergraduate students to engage in geodetic data analysis relevant to societally important topics of natural hazards, water ...

Helping your students find their career path and options in geosciences part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
While students often choose to study and major in geosciences because of their love of the discipline, they may not be aware of what career options are available following graduation. Perhaps even more critically, ...

Data-rich societally-situated undergraduate teaching resources and instructor professional development for geoscience classrooms and field courses part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
The NSF-funded GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues (GETSI) project is developing teaching resources and instructor professional development opportunities that emphasize a broad range of geodetic methods and data ...

Geodesy for everyone: Educational resources to incorporate geodetic data and concepts into instruction and activities part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
Geodesy is the study of Earth's shape, gravity field, and rotation. Geodetic applications and data are used to understand many societal issues such as land surface change, drought monitoring, climate change, ...

EarthConnections Alliance: Strengthening and Diversifying the Geoscience Workforce and the Geoscientific Capacity of the Communities part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday B
The EarthConnections Alliance seeks to create a world in which all students in our country can make use of pathways that weave together geoscience learning with opportunities to use that knowledge to serve their ...

Professional Development For Community College Faculty: Lessons Learned From Intentional Mentoring Workshops part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday B
The Geoscience Workforce Development Initiative at UNAVCO supports attracting, training, and professionally developing students, educators, and professionals in the geosciences. For the past 12 years, UNAVCO has ...

The Role of an NSF Facility in supporting Education: Geodesy for Everyone through UNAVCO's Education & Community Engagement Program part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
UNAVCO manages the NSF geodetic facility (GAGE: Geodesy Advancing Geosciences and EarthScope) which includes a focused program devoted to education, outreach, communications and geo-workforce development. The ...

Building Pathways to STEM Careers in Geoscience and Environmental Science through the Colorado Community Colleges part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Thursday A
Colorado's adult population ranks second in the nation for college degrees and ninth for income levels, yet Colorado's educational achievement gap for low-income, first generation, and minority students ...

EarthConnections part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday B
To develop a diverse geoscience workforce, the EarthConnections collective impact alliance is developing regionally focused, Earth education pathways. These pathways support and guide students from engagement in ...

Data-rich societally-relevant undergraduate teaching resources for geoscience classrooms and field courses part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Poster Sessions:Thursday
UNAVCO (NSF's geodetic facility) and partners are developing and disseminating undergraduate teaching resources that feature geodesy data analysis and methods in order to address gaps in available ...

Other Contributions (7)

UNAVCO part of EarthConnections:Program Descriptions
As a facility we provide resources for conducting research and education using geodesy. The education program includes a wide variety of professional development, curriculum materials development, internship programs, and communications and marketing.

GETSI (Geodesy Tools for Societal Issues) part of EarthConnections:Program Descriptions
Teaching materials feature geodetic data and quantitative skills applied to societally important issues (climate change, natural hazards, water resources, etc.). Relevant resources for secondary and higher education.

Research on Students' Conceptual Understanding of Environmental, Oceanic, Atmospheric, and Climate Science Content part of NAGT:Geoscience Education Research:Community Framework for GER:Conceptual Understanding - Ocean, Atmosphere, Climate
Download a pdf of this chapterCinzia Cervato, Iowa State University; Donna Charlevoix, UNAVCO; Anne Gold, University of Colorado at Boulder; and Hari Kandel, Lake Superior State University Introduction At the ...

Earth Education Forum - Moving from Learning Opportunities to Learning Pathways: Guiding students toward geoscience careers part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Earth Education Forum
Share your experience and ideas! We invite you to join us for this Earth Education Forum, where participants will bring together their experiences to contribute to a discussion of strengthening learning pathways to ...

GP-EXTRA: Geo-Launchpad: Preparing Colorado Community College Students for Geoscience-Focused Careers part of SAGE 2YC:Support Geoscience Transfer Students:Transfer Programs
Patrick Shabram, Front Range Community College (PI) Donna Charlevoix, UNAVCO (PI) Short Description This project is a collaborative effort between Front Range Community College (FRCC) and UNAVCO, a non-profit, ...

EarthConnections Alliance Open Meeting part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program
The EarthConnections Alliance seeks to catalyze a new approach to geoscience education in communities across our country, creating a world in which all students can travel along geo-educational pathways that begin ...

Field Camp for a Technological World part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Panel Discussions
Incorporating cutting edge technologies in field camps and course experiences is highly rewarding for students and often very challenging for instructors. Geodetic tools such as GPS, terrestrial laser scanning, ...