2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM

Session No. 191
Monday, 6 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

T176. The Human Connection with Planet Earth: What is it and Why is it Important?

National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Geoscience Education Division; Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies


Suzanne M. Smaglik and Edward Nuhfer, Advocates
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8:00 AM
The Human Connection with Planet Earth: What Is It and Why Is It Important?
SMAGLIK, Suzanne M., Division of Arts & Sciences, Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck Ave, Riverton, WY 82501, ssmaglik@cwc.edu, ssmaglik@cwc.edu
8:15 AM
Human Connections with Earth: From the Practical to the Sublime
MOGK, D.W., Dept. Earth Sciences, Montana State Univ, Bozeman, MT 59717, mogk@montana.edu, mogk@montana.edu
8:35 AM
Leveraging Sense of Place in Geoscience Teaching and Assessment
SEMKEN, Steven1, WILLIAMS, Deborah2, PERKINS, Tracy3, PINEDA, Monica3, MILLS, Vicki3 and BUTLER FREEMAN, Carol3, (1)School of Earth and Space Exploration and Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1404, (2)School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, POB 872402, Tempe, AZ 85287-2402, (3)School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, POB 871404, Tempe, AZ 85287-1404, semken@asu.edu, semken@asu.edu
8:50 AM
The Collision of Will and Skill in Introductory Geoscience Courses: The Affective Domain and the Effective Application of Cognitive Strategies
MCCONNELL, David A., Geology and Environmental Science, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, dam6@uakron.edu, dam6@uakron.edu
9:05 AM
The Roles of Worldview, Realpolitik and Motivation in Studying the Earth Sciences: Perspectives Drawn from Working as a Geoscientist and Educator on Native American Reservations
RIGGS, Eric M., Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and CRESME, Purdue University, 550 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907, emriggs@purdue.edu, emriggs@purdue.edu
9:25 AM
Why Study Geology?
MOORES, Eldridge M., Department of Geology, Univ of California, One Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, moores@geology.ucdavis.edu, moores@geology.ucdavis.edu
9:45 AM
10:00 AM
"There's No Place Like Home"—Expanding Sense of Uniqueness of Home as a Path to Enlisting Students' Desire to Learn How Earth Works
NUHFER, Edward, Director of Faculty Development, California State University Channel Islands, 150 Cathedral Cove #33, Camarillo, CA 93012, ed.nuhfer@csuci.edu, ed.nuhfer@csuci.edu
10:15 AM
Earthscape Edinboro: An Earth Systems Based Educational Model to Connect Locals with Their Locale
REESE, Joseph F., Geosciences, Edinboro Univ of Pennsylvania, Cooper Hall, Edinboro, PA 16444 and STRAFFIN, Eric C., Department of Geosciences, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA 16444, jreese@edinboro.edu, jreese@edinboro.edu
10:30 AM
Inspire Students to Excel through Service Learning: Case Study of Hurricane Katrina
ARTHURS, Leilani, Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder, Campus Box 399, 2200 Colorado Avenue, Boulder, 80309-0399, Leilani.Arthurs@Colorado.EDU, Leilani.Arthurs@Colorado.EDU
10:45 AM
Soil, a Component of the Rock Cycle, can Lead to an Appreciation of Deep Time
RANCE, Hugh, Biological Sciences and Geology, Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364, hr2007may@hotmail.com, hr2007may@hotmail.com
11:00 AM
Using Bottled Water to Further Student Understanding and Appreciation of Groundwater and the Environment
RIEMERSMA, Peter E., Department of Geology, Grand Valley State University, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401, riemersp@gvsu.edu, riemersp@gvsu.edu
11:15 AM
Self-Discovered Human Connections with Planet Earth: Learning from the GEP's Earth Wall Chart
WANDERSEE, James H., Educational Theory, Policy, and Practice, Louisiana State University, 223F Peabody Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 and CLARY, Renee M., Geosciences, Mississippi State University, P.O. Box 1705, Mississippi State, MS 39762, jwander@lsu.edu, jwander@lsu.edu
11:30 AM
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