Initial Publication Date: April 16, 2019

Webinar: Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell's ~1000 mile expedition down the Green and Colorado Rivers 150 years ago and USGS science today

May 9, 2019



Annie Scott
Eleanour Snow
Kristen Hamilton

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Youth & Education in Science Program

Webinar Description

This webinar will address the 1869 journey of Civil War veteran John Wesley Powell to explore unmapped territory along the Green & Colorado Rivers, including Grand Canyon. We will discuss our plans, along with our partners, to conduct a modern expedition 150 years later this spring and summer (May 24-July 31). Our goals are to introduce new and diverse audiences to USGS science, to engage teachers and students, and to provide useful, relevant educational resources around the science of rivers. Data collected during the 2019 expedition with SCREE (Sesquicentennial Colorado River Exploring Expedition out of the University of Wyoming) will result in new resources for teachers in 2020.

Webinar Organizers:

Aida Awad (NAGT)
Edward Robeck (American Geosciences Institute)
Carla McAuliffe (NESTA)
Andrew Haveles (National Association of Geoscience Teachers)

With the NGSS Earth and Space Science Working Group