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. 258
Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Geoscience Education I: Learning Geoscience in the Outdoor Classroom


Elizabeth A. Nagy-Shadman, Joseph T. Hannibal and Bruce F. Rueger, Chairs
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1:30 PM
Cultural Geology: Connecting the Geological Sciences with Human Activities and Enlarging the Audience for Our Discipline
HANNIBAL, Joseph T., Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, OH 44106-1767, hannibal@cmnh.org, hannibal@cmnh.org
1:45 PM
International Geosciences Research Projects Benefit US Graduate Education
YIN, An, HARRISON, Mark and MANNING, Craig E., Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, yin@ess.ucla.edu, yin@ess.ucla.edu
2:00 PM
Developing a Framework for Earth Science Literacy I: Engaging the Community
LADUE, Nicole D.1, TUDDENHAM, Peter2, WYSESSION, Michael3, LEWIS, Gary4, BISHOP, Kristina2, BRAGG, William2, CARLEY, Scott2, KARSTEN, Jill1 and PATINO, Lina1, (1)Directorate for Geosciences, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA 22230, (2)College of Exploration, Potomac Falls, VA 20165, (3)Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130, (4)Geological Society of America, 3300 Penrose Place, Boulder, CO 80301, nladue@nsf.gov, nladue@nsf.gov
2:15 PM
Developing a Framework for Earth Science Literacy II: Big Ideas and Supporting Concepts
WYSESSION, Michael E., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, Dept EPS, Campus Box 1169, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130, TABER, John, IRIS Consortium, 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005, BUDD, David, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2200 Colorado Ave, Boulder, CO 80309, CAMPBELL, Karen, National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota, 2 Third Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, CONKLIN, Martha, School of Engineering, University of California, Merced, P.O. Box 2039, Merced, CA 95344, KIRSCHTEL, David, Consortium for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, 2000 Florida Avenue, N.W, Washington, DC 20009, RAYNOLDS, Robert, Department of Earth Sciences, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205, RIDKY, Robert, National Education Coordinator, United States Geol Survey, MS104 - 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, USGS Headquarters, Reston, VA 20192, ROSS, Robert, The Paleontological Research Institution, 1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850 and TEWKSBURY, Barbara, Dept. of Geosciences, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Rd, Clinton, NY 13323, michael@wucore.wustl.edu, michael@wucore.wustl.edu
2:30 PM
Dinosaurs and Their Relatives: A Way of Teaching Paleontology to Non-Science Major Undergraduates
MARSHALL, Charles, Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, Harvard Univ, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, cmarshall@oeb.harvard.edu, cmarshall@oeb.harvard.edu
2:45 PM
Does Completion of a University Earth Science Course Affect the Spatial Ability of Preservice Elementary/middle Teachers? a Preliminary Study
BLACK, Alice, Geography, Geology, & Planning, Missouri State University, 901 S. National, Springfield, MO 65897, ablack@missouristate.edu, ablack@missouristate.edu
3:00 PM
Sedimentology and Stratigraphy Fieldtrips in the Urban Jungle of Youngstown, Ohio
SMITH, Shane V., Geological and Environmental Sciences, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555, svsmith@ysu.edu, svsmith@ysu.edu
3:15 PM
A Volunteer K-12 Environmental Education Program: A Model for Early Geological Education
CONNORS, Mary Anne, Earth Sciences, Geology, University of South Alabama, LSCB 136, Mobile, AL 36688, maconnors@southalabama.edu, maconnors@southalabama.edu
3:30 PM
3:45 PM
Geologic Field Trips in and around Highly Developed Areas in Los Angeles, California
NAGY-SHADMAN, Elizabeth A., Natural Sciences Division - Geology, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA 91106-2003, DOUGLASS, David N., Pasadena City College, 1570 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106-2003, HOUSE, Martha A., Natural Sciences Division, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA 91106, O'CONNOR, Yuet-Ling, 826 N Catalina Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104-4611 and WILBUR, Bryan C., Natural Sciences Division, Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106, eanagy-shadman@pasadena.edu, eanagy-shadman@pasadena.edu
4:00 PM
Field Trips in Urban Settings: Essential Experiences for Modern Geologists
LUTZ, Tim, Department of Geology and Astronomy, West Chester University, 720 S Church St, West Chester, PA 19383, tlutz@wcupa.edu, tlutz@wcupa.edu
4:15 PM
Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Watershed Study: An Outdoor Classroom in the Pine Ridge Region of Northwestern Nebraska, USA
BALMAT, Jennifer L. and LEITE, Michael B., Physical and Life Sciences, Chadron State College, 1000 Main Street, Chadron, NE 69337, jebalm@csc.edu, jebalm@csc.edu
4:30 PM
Paleontology in Museums: Using Interactive "Discovery Labs" to Engage the Public in the Science of Paleontology
SANDS, Samantha L.1, ROSS, Robert M.2, HUMBERT, S. Elizabeth3 and CHICONE, Sarah C.1, (1)Paleontological Research Institution, 1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850, (2)Paleontological Research Institution, 1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, (3)Paleontological Rsch Institution, 1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, sls255@cornell.edu, sls255@cornell.edu
4:45 PM
Geophysical Field Work for Educators
HENNING, Alison, Department of Earth Science (MS126), Rice Univ, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005 and SAWYER, Dale, Earth Science, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005, ahenning@rice.edu, ahenning@rice.edu