NAGT Activities at 2010 GSA Annual Meeting

NAGT is pleased to sponsor a variety of symposia and sessions at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America meeting held in Denver, CO, October 31 - November 3, 2010. Please submit an abstract and plan to attend the following sessions highlighting key issues of importance to geoscience educators at all levels. You can also come by the NAGT booth to meet officers and other NAGT members and to learn more about you can be involved in your organization.

Receptions and Events | Pardee Keynote Symposia | Topical Sessions | Organizational Business

Receptions and Events

  • Teaching About Energy in Geoscience Courses: Current Research and Pedagogy
    Saturday October 30, 2010, 8:00am-5:00pm in conjunction with the GSA National Meeting in Denver, CO.
    Conveners: Jimm Myers, Fred Loxsom, Devin Castendyk and Karin Kirk
  • Welcome Reception for Two-Year College Faculty - Saturday, 30 October, 4:00-5:00 PM, Colorado Convention Center Lobby B (Other Two-Year College Opportunities at GSA)
  • Geoscience Educators' Social Reception - Saturday, 30 October, 5:00–7:00 PM, Colorado Convention Center Lobby B
  • NAGT/USGS Summer Field Training Program Annual Meeting - Sunday, 31 October, 9:00-11:00 AM - Hyatt CCC, Mineral Hall E (Draft Agenda (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 19kB Oct1 10))
  • NAGT/GSA Geoscience Education Division Luncheon - Ticketed Event - Sunday, 31 Oct., 11:30am-1:00pm - Hyatt CCC, Capitol Ballroom 5-6-7
  • NAGT Past Presidents Breakfast - Monday, 1 Nov., 7:15am-9:15am - Hyatt CCC, Granite A
  • Joint AGI/NAGT meeting- Tuesday, 2 Nov., 9:30am-11:30am - Hyatt CCC, Limestone
  • GSA Geoscience Education and NAGT Research Special Interest Group: Tuesday, 2 November, 6:00-8:00 PM Hyantt CCC, Mineral Hall D-E

Pardee Keynote Symposia Abstract Deadline - August 10, 2010

Click here to see all the Pardee Symposia

7. Impacts of Ocean Acidification: The Other CO2 Crisis
Sponsored by GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; merican Quaternary Association (AMQUA); GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA); National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Andrew M. Buddington; George T. Stone; Richard A. Feely
Wed., 3 Nov., 1:30 p.m.
Surface waters of Earth's oceans are becoming increasingly acidic due to human activities. This rapid acidification threatens marine calcifiers, coral reef ecosystems and oceanic food webs, including fisheries, exacerbating global ecologic and economic crises.
Environmental Geoscience; Geochemistry; Quaternary Geology
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Topical Sessions Abstract Deadline - August 10, 2010

These educational sessions are sponsored in part by NAGT. For a full listing of the educational sessions at the meeting check out the GSA website or see below.

T22. Exposing Myths and Misrepresentations of Climate Change and Evolution Science: Strategies and Case Studies for Geoscientists, Educators, Policy Makers, and the Press
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; American Quaternary Association (AMQUA); GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA); National Association of Geoscience Teachers; Paleontological Society
George T. Stone, Michael E. Mann, Andrew M. Buddington
Public mistrust of evidence-based knowledge compels clear explanation of science and exposure of myths and misrepresentations. This session presents strategies and case studies in climate-change and evolution science to help meet this imperative.
Quaternary Geology; Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination; Geoscience Education
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T38. International Research Experiences for Undergraduates (Posters)
Council on Undergraduate Research; National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Edward Hansen, Jeff Marshall
This session will highlight examples of international research involving undergraduate students. Emphasis will be on the process of setting up and carrying out these projects, including benefits and drawbacks, what works and what doesn't.
Geoscience Education
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T40. Clickers in the Classroom: Fun and Games, Learning Tool, or Both?
National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Geoscience Education Division
David Steer, Jeffrey R. Knott, Karen Kortz
This session explores how and why faculty use clickers and provides evidence that such systems impact teaching and learning. Presentations describe best practices, evidence-based learning, student satisfaction, and comparisons of response patterns to summative assessments.
Geoscience Education
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T42. Participation of Undergraduates and K-12 Students in Environmental and Geoscience-Related Research: A Critical Tool for Experiential Learning Technique (Posters)
National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Geoscience Education Division; GSA Geology and Society Division
Nazrul I. Khandaker, Stanley Schleifer
Undergraduates and K-12 students interested in earth-system science and current environmental hot topics are highly encouraged to share their research experience and benefit from interacting with fellow geoscientists, academicians, and concerned citizens.
Environmental Geoscience; Geoscience Education; Geoscience Information/Communication
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T43. Research on Diversity in the Geosciences and S&E Workforce: Data and Successful Strategies
National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Geology and Society Division
Michael G. Loudin, Marilyn J. Suiter, Jill Karsten, Roman Czujko
Many programs addressing increased diversity in the geosciences have been instituted but the scholarly compilation of data and strategies of successful methods seems lacking. This session will provide data on geoscience diversity development and outcomes.
Geoscience Education; Public Policy
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T44. Geoscience Programs at Community Colleges: Models for Success and Innovation
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Eric M.D. Baer, R. Heather Macdonald
Community college geoscience programs are diverse and multifaceted and succeed in a variety of roles. This session will highlight programs and how they achieve their goals.
Geoscience Education; Geoscience Information/Communication
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T45. Energy Education in the Geoscience Classroom: Preparing Future Citizens, Scientists, and Policy Makers
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers
James D. Myers, Karin B. Kirk, Fred Loxsom, Devin N. Castendyk, Glenn A. Richard
Issues associated with supply, production, and use of energy pose a great challenge for both science and society. This session will showcase proven educational strategies for addressing energy themes in the geoscience classroom.
Geoscience Education; Public Policy; Environmental Geoscience
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T46. Using Real- and near–Real-Time Data in the Classroom(Posters)
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Geology and Society Division
Michael P. Poland, Rachel Teasdale, Katrien J. Kraft
This session will focus on the innovative use of earth-science data, particularly that which is provided online in real- and near–real-time, in academic settings (both formal and informal).
Geoscience Education; Geoscience Information/Communication
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T48. Teacher Research and Instruction Abroad: A Pathway to Improved Geoscience Education
National Association of Geoscience Teachers; Council on Undergraduate Research; GSA Geoscience Education Division
Jacquelyn E. Hams, Janis D. Treworgy, Kate S. Pound
Have you participated in travel abroad experiences as a geoscience educator? This session will highlight teacher-research experiences, learning communities, and other travel abroad programs. Come share your experiences, activities, and lesson plans that you have developed.
Geoscience Education
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T49. Minority-Serving Institutions: Progress and Promise in Geoscience Education
National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Geoscience Education Division
Laura F. Serpa, Lisa D. White, Marilyn J. Suiter, Louis A. Fernandez
Many Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI) have degree-granting geoscience programs. Challenges and strategies for positive outcomes are potential topics. Presentations will provide information on geoscience programs at MSIs, with data and outcomes documenting useful strategies applied.
Geoscience Education; Public Policy
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T50. Undergraduate Student Research with Solitary Geoscience Faculty
National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Geoscience Education Division; Council on Undergraduate Research
Janis D. Treworgy, Laura A. Guertin, Suzanne M. Smaglik
Have you, as a solitary geoscience faculty member, figured out how to involve your students in research? Come share both your successes and perceived failures to help others develop their own research programs.
Geoscience Education
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T79. Geoscience Information Services: "Peak" Performances
Geoscience Information Society; GSA Geoinformatics Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Janet E. Dombrowski
Geoscience information providers apply their expertise to add value to information and deliver exceptional services for library users in complex and diverse roles, such as consultation, contract negotiation, metadata description, instruction, and website development.
Geoscience Information/Communication; Geoscience Education; Geoinformatics
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T145. Virtual Tectonics
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; GSA Geoinformatics Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Declan G. De Paor, S.J. Whitmeyer
Application of virtual reality to tectonics: virtual field trips, LiDAR, Gigapans, Google Earth, Second Life, virtual specimens, animations, simulations of tectonic and neotectonic processes, interactive maps, lunar and planetary VR, and the geology of exoplanets.
Structural Geology; Geoscience Education; Geoinformatics
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Organizational Business

Information on organizational business meetings will be posted here once plans are finalized.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30TH

  • Executive Committee Meeting - 8:00am to Noon
  • Executive Committee, Council, and Section Representatives - Noon to 1:30pm
  • Executive Committee & Council Meeting - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Executive Committee - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
All of the above meetings will be held at the Hyatt - Colorado Convention Center - Ballroom 3


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