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Teaching Climate Change and Earth History Using Ocean Drilling Data in Introductory Geoscience Courses

published Feb 23, 2010 4:36pm

A short course for university faculty on Teaching Climate Change and Earth History Using Ocean Drilling Data in Introductory Geoscience Courses will be offered in conjunction with the fall GSA meeting on Saturday Oct 17 from 8-5 pm in Portland, Oregon. The workshop cost is $30, and includes continental breakfast and lunch.

This one-day short course is designed for faculty teaching undergraduate introductory geoscience courses in climate change, oceanography, historical geology, or Earth science in which data and content on climate change, geologic time, age determination, and earth history are important. Learning materials introduced and distributed in the short course will be anchored in fundamental practices and discoveries of scientific ocean drilling research programs (IODP, legacy DSDP and ODP, and ANDRILL), and will infuse essential scientific observational, analytical, and synthesis skills, and critical thinking into inquiry-based classroom exercises for group work in both small and large classes. If you have questions about course content, please e-mail Kristen St. John.

The instructors for the short course are Kristen St. John, James Madison Univ.; Mark Leckie, Univ. of Massachusetts–Amherst; Megan Jones, North Hennepin Community College; and Kate Pound, St. Cloud State Univ. The U.S. National Science Foundation, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, and GSA's Sedimentary Geology Division have sponsored this short course. To register for this professional development opportunity please go to the GSA fall meeting short course webpage at http://www.geosociety.org/meetings/2009/courses.htm and select workshop # 513.

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