GeoCode: Using GPS Data to Visualize Plate Movement and Assess Earthquake Risk

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

12:00pm PT | 1:00pm MT | 2:00pm CT | 3:00pm ET

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Registration Deadline: Sunday, April 18, 2021


Chris Lore, Research Assistant, The Concord Consortium
Stephanie Seevers, Recipient of the 2018 NAGT Colorado Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award, Science Teacher, Evergreen High School, Evergreen, Colorado
Shelley Olds, Science Education Specialist, UNAVCO

Webinar Description

How can students use coding to explore plate deformation, earthquakes, and their impacts on humans? The online curriculum module "Assessing Seismic Hazards and Risk with Code" engages high school students in Earth science and computational thinking while investigating seismic hazards and risks in a programming environment called GeoCoder. Students build simple block-based programs to create simulations and map visualizations of ground motion, deformation, and strain based on high-precision GPS data. This module is being developed as part of the GeoCode project, funded through an NSF STEM-C grant.

Participants will get hands-on experience with the GeoCoder and the curriculum module pages that students use.
GeoCoder is freely available to all internet users. Funded by the National Science Foundation.

Webinar Goals

The purpose of this webinar is to:

  • Provide an overview of the GeoCode project and its goals.
  • Discuss how GPS data can be used by students in the classroom to investigate land movement
  • Demo the GeoCoder model and some of its features
  • Provide hands-on experience with block coding in the GeoCode curriculum
  • Share pilot testing results from an implementation completed during the pandemic.


Register for the webinar

Duration: 1 hour
Format: Presentations will take place through a Zoom Meeting screen-sharing session. The webinar will be recorded.
Accessing the Webinar: Instructions for joining the webinar will be email to participants the day before the event. Learn more about accessing the webinar.
Certificate of completion available upon request.
Questions? Please contact Bradlee Cotton ( if you have any questions about this event.


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