John Taber

Education and Public Outreach, Education and Public Outreach Program, Environmental

IRIS Consortium

Project Leader, Workshop Leader, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Project Leader

Introducing Geophysics for Urban and Near-surface Applications part of IGUaNA
Information for team members The IGUaNA project team is in the process of developing teaching materials for introductory-level undergraduate geophysics courses. These materials will feature the applications of ...

Intro to InTeGrate part of Integrate
Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future: Materials for Faculty and Instructors Classroom Tested, Peer Reviewed and Designed to Fit into Your Course Explore the Teaching Materials ยป Support Sustainability ...

Website Content Contributions

Course Module (1)

Major Storms and Community Resilience part of Major Storms and Community Resilience
Extreme storms have major impacts on the communities that lie in their path. Many climate models predict increased frequency of heavy rains and icing events, freak storms, and severe weather within the continental ...

InTeGrate Developed This material was developed and reviewed through the InTeGrate curricular materials development process.
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Activities (6)

What's Shaking in Greenland? part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
Students will work in small groups to compare the rate of icequake occurrence in Greenland to measured air temperature over time. This activity emphasizes the Earth systems concept by connecting seismic and ...

On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Collection This activity is part of the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Activities collection.
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Essay (1)

Pairing 2YCS with research-focused universities part of SAGE 2YC:Workshops:Preparing Students in Two-year Colleges for Careers:Essays
Given the value that has been shown for early research experiences for undergraduates, including for students who have yet to decide on a major, IRIS would like to partner with other organizations to develop, or help build on a student research program that integrates research opportunities at two-year and four-year schools. We have experience running a national distributed REU program for upper-level students with math, physics and/or geoscience background, but need to learn more about the needs and interests of first and second year students, as our current program has evolved into one where most participants have completed their junior year...

Conference Presentations (9)

Modernizing your introductory seismology content with new data-rich classroom modules part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Introductory Earth science classes can become more interactive through the use of a range of seismic data and models, which students can also use to conduct simple research regarding earthquakes and earth ...

Other Contributions (2)

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology part of EarthConnections:Program Descriptions
The IRIS facility supports seismology research and education, and the Education and Public Outreach Program provides a variety of seismology-related resources and services for audiences ranging from grade 6-12 teachers, undergraduate students and faculty, graduate students, early career faculty, to the general public.

Real World Example: Earthquake Risk in Southern California part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching about Risk and Resilience
Prepared by John Taber, IRIS, drawn from materials by Jones, L.M., R. Bernknopf, D. Cox, J. Goltz, K. Hudnut, D. Mileti, S. Perry, D. Ponti, K. Porter, M. Reichle, H. Seligson, K. Shoaf, J. Treiman, and A. Wein, ...


Member of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Eastern Section

Workshop Leader

Workshop Participant (16 workshops)

Webinar Participant