Beth Pratt-Sitaula

Education and Community Engagement

UNAVCO

Beth Pratt-Sitaula is a Science Education Project Manager for UNAVCO, Research Associate at Central Washington University (CWU), and Academic Director for SIT’s Nepal: Geoscience in the Himalaya. She has extensive experience with geoscience and geohazard education. With UNAVCO she is the project manager for GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues project. With CWU, she has been a PI on Cascadia EarthScope Earthquake and Tsunami Education Program (CEETEP) and EarthScope Alaska Native Geoscience Learning Experience (ANGLE).

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Project Leader

EarthScope ANGLE part of EarthScope ANGLE
Through a grant from the EarthScope Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF), ANGLE offers educator professional development workshops and helps teach student academies for the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP). EarthScope ANGLE contributes to increasing Alaskan resilience to geohazards through education and the development of an action-oriented statewide learning community.

GETSI - GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues part of GETSI
The GETSI teaching materials feature geodetic data and quantitative skills applied to societally important issues (climate change, natural hazards, water resources, environmental management). These materials were ...

Website Content Contributions

Course Module (1)

Measuring Water Resources part of Measuring Water Resources
Measuring water resources such as groundwater and snowpack is challenging, but the advent of satellite gravity measurements and hydrologic GPS applications can augment traditional methods. This module gives ...

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Activities (13)

Getting started with Structure from Motion (SfM) photogrammetry part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Teaching with Online Field Experiences:Activities
Structure from Motion (SfM) photogrammetry method uses overlapping images to create a 3D point cloud of an object or landscape. It can be applied to everything from fault scarps to landslides to topography. This ...

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Courses (2)

Geoscience Field Issues Using High-Resolution Topography to Understand Earth Surface Processes part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Teaching with Online Field Experiences:Courses
The objective of the course is to train students in manual and remote sensing methods of topographic data collection, including 1) GPS/GNSS surveys, 2) structure from motion (SfM), and 3) ground-based (terrestrial ...

Global Issues in the Sciences--Living with our Earth: Earth science case studies from the Pacific NW and Himalaya part of Structural Geology and Tectonics:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Courses
Seminar style course that explores basic geologic systems through the lens of better understanding natural and manmade catastrophes in the Pacific Northwest and the Himalaya and how we, personally and as societies, ...

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 (11)

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 ...

Other Contributions (2)

Teaching for a Changing World: Water resources and melting ice part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2020:Program:Morning Workshops:Teaching for a Changing World: Water resources and melting ice
Integrating cutting edge data and quantitative skills into introductory courses can be challenging. The GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues (GETSI) project has developed a suite of undergraduate teaching modules to ...

Exploring Geohazard Data Portals and Related Teaching Activities part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2022:Program:Afternoon Mini-Workshops
This workshop will give participants the chance to explore a range of simple data portals related to plate tectonics and geohazards, as well as associated teaching activities. Portals will include UNAVCO GPS/GNSS ...

Communities

Workshop Leader (21 workshops)

Workshop Participant (31 workshops)

Webinar Leader (6 webinars)

Webinar Participant (23 webinars)

Inclusive communities of research and scholarly activities: some considerations for best practices
April 2022
Climate Survey of the Geosciences: Disproportionate impacts on historically excluded groups
February 2022
Mentoring Undergraduates: Techniques And Best Practices For Guiding The Next Generation Of Scientists Webinar
January 2022