Workshop Program

8:00 - 8:15 Registration and light breakfast in Room 210A of the Academic Building

8:15 - 8:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Introduction of workshop leaders
  • Introduction of SAGE 2YC Faculty as Change Agents project

8:30 - 9:00 Introduction of Workshop Participants (activity)

9:00 - 9:30 What is 'science identity' and why it is important to your student's success

9:30 - 9:45 Break

9:45 - 11:00 Introduction to "research" in 2YCs (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 8.8MB Apr22 19)

  • goals
  • class length projects
  • semester length projects
  • multi - semester length projects
  • resources for support: URE_2YC.docx (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 15kB Apr22 19)

11:00 - 12:00 Using field-based activities to improve students' geoscience skills

  • field sketches
  • map reading
  • interpretation

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch with discussion on favorite field trip sites in Illinois. Have your site added to the GIS database.

1:00 - 4:00 Field trip to Rocky Glen Park, Peoria Park District

  • Rocky Glen is the newest park in the Peoria Park District. Located in West Peoria, it features steep trails leading to a former coal mine and exposed rocks with a fascinating history from the Pennsylvanian Period, Ice Age floods, and modern human history.
  • Participants will travel to the field site in college vans as there is limited parking. We will return to the Illinois Central College campus by 4 p.m.
  • Dress for the field (closed toed shoes, pants, long-sleeve shirts, hat, water bottle).
  • Click on this web link for more information about Rocky Glen Park and its geology:
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