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. 248
Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Geoscience Education (Posters)

Authors will be present from 4 to 6 PM.


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Acid Mine Drainage Research as a Tool for Teaching Geochemistry and Hydrogeology
POPE, Jeanette K., Geosciences, DePauw University, 213 Julian, 602 College Ave, Greencastle, IN 46135, jpope@depauw.edu, jpope@depauw.edu
An Earth Science Course for Pre-Service Teachers
TOTTEN, Iris, Department of Geology, Kansas State University, 108 Thompson Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506, itotten@ksu.edu, itotten@ksu.edu
An Interdisciplinary Program to Encourage and Prepare Students for Environmental Research
THOMPSON, Douglas M., Physics, Astronomy and Geophysics, Connecticut College, Box 5585, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT 06320 and ASKINS, Robert A., Biology, Connecticut College, Box 5461, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT 06320, dmtho@conncoll.edu, dmtho@conncoll.edu
ANDRILL Lake Coring Outreach VEnture (ALCOVE): Bringing Sediment Core Research into Middle and High School Classrooms
POUND, Kate S., Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, St. Cloud State University, WSB-44, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301, MYRBO, Amy, Limnological Research Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, NOREN, Anders, LacCore, University of Minnesota, 500 Pillsbury Dr SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 and BRADY, Kristina, LacCore, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, kspound@stcloudstate.edu, kspound@stcloudstate.edu
Can You Dig It? Using Paleontology In the GK-12 Classroom to Develop Student Research and Communication Skills
SHROAT-LEWIS, René A., Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, The University of Tennessee, 306 Earth and Planetary Sciences Building, 1412 Circle Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-1410, SUMRALL, Colin D., Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Univ of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, CORDELL, Larry, Halls Middle School, 4317 E. Emory Road, Knoxville, TN 37938 and HORN, Sally, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, rshroatl@utk.edu, rshroatl@utk.edu
Classroom Observation Methodologies to Assess Student Engagement
LUDWIG, Matthew A.1, PETCOVIC, Heather2 and FYNEWEVER, Herb1, (1)The Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Western Michigan University, 3325 Wood Hall, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, (2)Department of Geosciences and The Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Western Michigan University, 1187 Rood Hall, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, matthew.a.ludwig@wmich.edu, matthew.a.ludwig@wmich.edu
College Students' Understanding of Geological Concepts: Earth Structure and Processes
MERLE-JOHNSON, Dominike and ABELL, Sandra, Curriculum and Instruction:Science Education, University of Missouri-Columbia, 303 Townsend Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, dmk99@mizzou.edu, dmk99@mizzou.edu
Designing Successful Undergraduate Research Experiences In Systematic Paleontology
ANDERSON, Deborah K., Biology Discipline, Division of Natural Sciences, St. Norbert College, 100 Grant Street, De Pere, WI 54115, deborah.anderson@snc.edu, deborah.anderson@snc.edu
Linking Evolution and Climate: Past and Present
LINDSAY, Thomas C.1, WALSH, Maud M.2, GUSEY, Aili1 and JAMSJA, Niina1, (1)Department of Geology, Portland State University, POBox 751, Portland, OR 97207, (2)School of Plant, Environmental, & Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, tcl@pdx.edu, tcl@pdx.edu
Making Interdisciplinary Connections: Geology and Archaeology in the Peloponnese
PATRICK, Andrew, Geosciences, Fox Lane High School, PO Box 390, Route 172, Bedford, NY 10506, apatrick1258@bcsdny.org, apatrick1258@bcsdny.org
Ocean Sciences GIS Exercise - Visualizing High Resolution Oceanographic Data Sets
TEWKSBURY, David A., Department of Geosciences, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Rd, Clinton, NY 13323-1218, dtewksbu@hamilton.edu, dtewksbu@hamilton.edu
Optimization of, and Measuring Student Gains in, An Introductory Geoscience Lab Course
GILLEY, Brett Hollis and HARRIS, Sara, Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada, bgilley@eos.ubc.ca, bgilley@eos.ubc.ca
Partnering for Environmental Education
WALSH, Maud M.1, LOE, Vicki R.2 and DICHARRY, James G.1, (1)School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State Univ, 104 Sturgis Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2110, (2)Office of Response and Restoration, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, evwals@lsu.edu, evwals@lsu.edu
Post-Instruction Alternative Conceptions about Plate Tectonics Held by Non-Science Majors
CLARK, Scott, Department of Geological Sciences, Michigan State University, 206 Natural Science Building, East Lansing, MI 48824 and LIBARKIN, Julie, Department of Geological Sciences, Michigan State University, 206 Natural Science Building, Geosciences Department, East Lansing, MI 48824, skclark@msu.edu, skclark@msu.edu
Quantitative Evaluation of Student Response Systems in Lecture Hall Oceanography Classes
BANKS, Jonathan C. and SMITH, Matthew C., Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida, 241 Williamson Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611, jbanks@ufl.edu, jbanks@ufl.edu
Researching Threshold Concepts: Ways of Thinking and Practising In Geoscience
KING, Helen, Higher Education Consultant, 2202 Yardley Court, Alexandria, VA 22308 and STOKES, Alison, Experiential Learning Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), University of Plymouth, 3-15 Endsleigh Place, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom, helen@helenkingconsultancy.co.uk, helen@helenkingconsultancy.co.uk
Student Attitudes Relative to Scientific Inquiry, Evolution, and Creationsim In Introductory Science Courses at a Small College In West Virginia
CRISP, Edward L., Geology Dept, West Virginia Univ at Parkersburg, Parkersburg, WV 26104, Ed.Crisp@mail.wvu.edu, Ed.Crisp@mail.wvu.edu
Student Difficulties with Groundwater and Oil Storage: Do Textbook Visualizations Support (Mis)Conceptions?
BAIR, Andrea, Geological Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder, 2200 Colorado Ave, UCB 399, Boulder, CO 80309-0399, bair@colorado.edu, bair@colorado.edu
Teaching Scientific Habits of the Mind
MOGK, D.W., Dept. Earth Sciences, Montana State Univ, Bozeman, MT 59717, mogk@montana.edu, mogk@montana.edu
Weaving the Curriculum Tapestry: Modifying Upper Level Courses to Facilitate Integration across the Geology Program
SKALAC, Priscilla Field and CARRIGAN, Charles W., Physical Sciences, Olivet Nazarene University, One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, IL 60914, pskalac@olivet.edu, pskalac@olivet.edu
What Can Social Learning Theory Tell Us about Fieldwork?
STOKES, Alison, Experiential Learning Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), University of Plymouth, 3-15 Endsleigh Place, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom, ajstokes@plymouth.ac.uk, ajstokes@plymouth.ac.uk
G-Camp for Teachers – Introducing 4TH – 12TH Grade Teachers to Current Geological Knowledge In a Field Setting: A Partnership Between Academia and Industry
GIARDINO, John R.1, SCHROEDER, Carolyn2, VITEK, John D.3, GIARDINO, Mary F.4, REGMI, Netra3 and ZHUANG, Kelin3, (1)Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University, Campus 3408, College Station, TX 77843-2261, (2)TAMU-CS Regional Collaborative, Center for Mathematics and Science Education, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, (3)Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, (4)Bryan, TX 77802, rickg@tamu.edu, rickg@tamu.edu
Candy-Bar Analogy: An Inquiry Approach to Introducing Relative Age and the Four Principles of Stratigraphy
STEWART, Alexander K., Department of Physics, Angelo State University, ASU Station #10904, San Angelo, TX 76909-0904, akstewart@angelo.edu, akstewart@angelo.edu
Undergraduate Preservice Elementary Teachers Create and Publish Humorous Cartoons Focused on Earth Features and Global Warming Graph Interpretation Teaching Materials
RULE, Audrey C.1, SALLIS, Derek A.2, HALLAGAN, Jean3, SHAFFER, Barbara3 and DONALDSON, J. Ana4, (1)Curriculum and Instruction, University of Northern Iowa, 631 Schindler Education Center, Cedar Falls, IA 50614, (2)Instructional Design, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614, (3)Curriculum and Instruction, State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, NY 13126, (4)Educational Technology, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614, audrey.rule@uni.edu, audrey.rule@uni.edu
Nasa's Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program (PGGURP): The Value of Undergraduate Geoscience Internships
GREGG, Tracy K.P., Department of Geological Sciences, The University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 876 Natural Sciences Complex, Buffalo, NY 14260, tgregg@geology.buffalo.edu, tgregg@geology.buffalo.edu
Engaging Alumni In Undergraduate Geoscience Education: The St. Lawrence University Geology Alumni Conference, a Case Study
CHRISTOFFERSEN, R., 11806 Orchard Mountain Dr, Houston, TX 77059, ERICKSON, J.M., Geology Department, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617, EPPLER, D.B., 1243 Indian Autumn Trace, Houston, TX 77062, MCELFRESH, S., 11540 Clematis Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15235, STANDISH, R.P., Haley & Aldrich, Inc, 800 Connecticut Blvd., Suite 100, East Hartford, CT 06108-7303 and EPPLER, D.T., 86 Kibling Hill Road, Strafford, VT 05072, srchristo@sbcglobal.net, srchristo@sbcglobal.net
Public-Friendly Access to on-Line Collections Data: The UI Paleontology Repository's Digital Image Project
BAILEY, Tawny L.1, ADRAIN, Tiffany1 and BUDD, Ann F.2, (1)Department of Geoscience, University of Iowa, 121 Trowbridge Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242, (2)Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Iowa, 115 Trowbridge Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242, tawny-bailey@uiowa.edu, tawny-bailey@uiowa.edu
Training in Seismic and Tsunami Hazards: Preparing Indonesia for Their Next Event
MILKEREIT, Claus, Earthquakes and Volcanism, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Telegrafenberg, Potsdam, 14473, Germany and MOOONEY, Walter, US Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA 94025, online@gfz-potsdam.de, online@gfz-potsdam.de
Encouraging Girls in Geologic Pursuits through the Early Exposure to the Highly Visible Field of Volcanology
HUTCHINSON, Kathryn A., Department of Earth Science and Geography, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 and GOEKE, Elizabeth R., Department of Earth Sciences and Geography, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604, kathrynhutchinson7@gmail.com, kathrynhutchinson7@gmail.com
Teaching Southern Nevada Geology: An Inquiry-Based Teacher Workshop on Local Geology
RUDD, Lawrence P., Education, Nevada State College, 1125 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, NV 89002 and ROWLAND, Steve, Geoscience, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154, lawrence_rudd@nsc.nevada.edu, lawrence_rudd@nsc.nevada.edu
Introducing Inquiry-Based Approaches to Earth Science Education through the Use of “Teacher-Friendly Guides” to Regional and Local Systems
KISSEL, Richard A.1, ROSS, Robert M.1 and DUGGAN-HAAS, Don2, (1)Paleontological Research Institution, 1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, (2)Education, Paleontological Research Institution, 1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, rak256@cornell.edu, rak256@cornell.edu
Afghanistan Training Course in Earth Science and Resource Assessments
MOONEY, Walter, USGS, 345 MIddlefield Rd, MS 977, Menlo Park, CA 94025, BOHANNON, Robert G., U.S. Geological Survey, MS-980, Box 25046, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225 and MEDLIN, Jack, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 917, Reston, VA 20192, mooney@usgs.gov, mooney@usgs.gov
Integrating Google Earth into Undergraduate GIS Education
PASLAWSKI, Cynthia, Natural Sciences, University of Michigan - Dearborn, 39717 Peters, Canton, MI 48187 and NAPIERALSKI, Jacob, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Department of Natural Sciences, 4901 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn, MI 48124, cpaslaws@umd.umich.edu, cpaslaws@umd.umich.edu
Karst Field School and Research Experience: Undergraduate Involvement in the 16th International Karstological School and Geomicrobiology Research in Slovenia
DONNELLY, Brendan M.1, HUBER, Kathryn G.1, BRANNEN, Kathleen M.1, BERGERON, Philip G.1, MULEC, Janez2, ROSSMASSLER, Karen E.3, CAMPBELL, Barbara J.3 and ENGEL, Annette Summers1, (1)Dept of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University, E235 Howe-Russell Bldg, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, (2)Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU, Titov trg 2, Postojna, SI-6230, Slovenia, (3)College of Marine and Earth Studies, University of Delaware, 224 Cannon, 700 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE 19958, bdonne2@lsu.edu, bdonne2@lsu.edu
Integrating the Affective Domain into Community Outreach for Motivating Disaster Preparedness
GOWAN, Monica E., PO Box 7574, Rochester, MN 55903, KIRK, Ray, Health Sciences Centre, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, 8140, New Zealand, JOHNSTON, David, Joint Centre for Disaster Research, GNS Science/Massey University, PO Box 30 368, Lower Hutt, 5040, New Zealand and RONAN, Kevin, Department of Behavioural & Social Sciences, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, 4702, Australia, monica.gowan@gmail.com, monica.gowan@gmail.com
Shortening the Distance: Considering the Affective Domain in Distance Learning
KIRK, Karin, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, 1 North College St, Northfield, MN 55057, kkirk@carleton.edu, kkirk@carleton.edu
Using Online Role Playing to Demonstrate Impracticability of Reponses to An Earthquake Scenario
AIDE, Christine N., Geoscience, Southeast Missouri State Univ, 1 Universtiy Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, ccaide@semo.edu, ccaide@semo.edu