|2009 Portland GSA Annual Meeting (18-21 October 2009)|
|Paper No. 21-6|
|Presentation Time: 9:30 AM-9:45 AM|
INTEGRATING NATURAL HAZARDS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION AT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEVEL—GETTING STUDENTS AND TEACHERS “OFF THE SIDEWALK” USING TREE-RING RESEARCH AND OTHER FIELD STUDIES
PRINGLE, P.T., Science Dept, Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia, WA 98531, firstname.lastname@example.org|
Owing to a rich history of earthquakes, volcanism, floods, and landslides, the
A major challenge of community college science teachers is that first-year students who enroll in science classes may be less able to compete with other students who have completed core English language and math requirements—Tutors and writing and math centers can be very helpful to these students. The broad relevance and significant consequences of natural hazards and their power and great energy can make for an exciting and transformative experience for the first-time observer in the field and give them more reason and desire to develop core skills. Thus it’s important to go “off the sidewalk” and out to the natural laboratory!
2009 Portland GSA Annual Meeting (18-21 October 2009)
General Information for this Meeting
|Session No. 21|
Opportunities and Challenges for Geologic Hazards Education in Cascadia I: In Memory of John Lahr
Oregon Convention Center: Portland Ballroom 252
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Sunday, 18 October 2009
Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 41, No. 7, p. 72
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