Southeastern Section - 60th Annual Meeting (23–25 March 2011)
Session No. 21 Friday, 25 March 2011
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Wilmington Convention Center: Salon C

T12. Building a Foundation in Geoscience Education: Gathering Educators with Professionals to Create a Geoscience Literate Public I (Southeastern Section, National Association of Geoscience Teachers; North Carolina Geological Survey; Carolinas Section of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists)

Randy Bechtel, Bill Witherspoon and Andrew B. Heckert, Presiding
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21-18:00 AM BUILDING A FOUNDATION IN GEOSCIENCE EDUCATION: GATHERING EDUCATORS WITH PROFESSIONALS TO CREATE A GEOSCIENCE LITERATE PUBLIC: BECHTEL, Randy, N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, N.C. Geological Survey, 1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1612, Randy.Bechtel@ncdenr.gov
21-28:20 AM NORTH CAROLINA'S EARTH SCIENCE GRADUATION REQUIREMENT: HISTORY OF A 15 YEAR EFFORT: BEYER, Fred L. Jr, 1709 Hatherleigh Place, Fayetteville, NC 28304-2510, fbeyer@nc.rr.com
21-38:40 AM FOLDING GEOSCIENCE INTO CLASSROOMS: NO FAULT WE HAVE NOT ROCKED STUDENTS: CASE, Mark H. Sr, Guilford County Schools, Southern Guilford High School, 5700 Drake Road, Greensboro, NC 27406, markcase@aol.com
21-49:00 AM BRINGING RELEVANCE TO EARTH SCIENCE EDUCATION: USING REAL LIFE DATA: HUDSON, Cliff, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Riverside High School, 1260 Godwin Dr, Williamston, NC 27892, chudson@martin.k12.nc.us
21-59:20 AM TEACHING EARTH SCIENCE IN HIGH SCHOOLS AND ENCOURAGING FUTURE GEOLOGY MAJORS: FUERST, Sam I.1, ROBERTS, Joshua1, and FUERST, Rebekah2, (1) Northern High School, 117 Tom Wilkinson Road, Durham, NC 27712, sam.fuerst@dpsnc.net, (2) Hopkinton Middle School, 89 Hayden Row Road, Hopkinton, MA 01746
21-69:40 AM BALANCING ACT: A STUDY IN HIGH SCHOOL EARTH SCIENCE EDUCATION: LEBARON, Michael R., Science, Lake Norman High School, Iredell-Statesville Schools, 186 Doolie Road, Mooresville, NC 28117, mlebaron@iss.k12.nc.us
 10:00 AM Break
21-710:20 AM UNC-BEST: A PROGRAM AT UNC-CHAPEL HILL TO TRAIN HIGHLY QUALIFIED EARTH SCIENCE TEACHERS: STEWART, Kevin, Department of Geological Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3315, kgstewar@email.unc.edu
21-810:40 AM IMPROVING SCIENCE EDUCATION IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: K-5 TEACHERS AS EARTH SCIENCE STUDENTS IN THE SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA SCIENCE TEACHERS ACADEMY: BIER, Sara E., Environmental Studies and Chemistry Department, Emory & Henry College, 30461 Garnand Drive, Emory, VA 24327-0947, sbier@ehc.edu and ARNOLD, Douglas, Education Department, Emory & Henry College, 30432 Garnand Drive, Emory, VA 24327-0947
21-911:00 AM WHAT'S A MOUNTAIN? CHALLENGES IN TEACHING GEOLOGY IN NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA: ROSSBACH, Thomas J. and SAN JUAN, Francisco C., Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics, Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, NC 27909, tjrossbach@mail.ecsu.edu
21-1011:20 AM UNEXPECTED CHALLENGES AND REWARDS OF TEACHING INTRODUCTORY PHYSICAL GEOLOGY TO VISUALLY IMPAIRED STUDENTS: JUBB, Mary, Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources, University of Tennessee Martin, 256 Brehm Hall, Martin, TN 38238, mjubb@utm.edu and DUNAGAN, Stan, Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources, The University of Tennessee at Martin, 256 Brehm Hall, Martin, TN 38238-5039
21-1111:40 AM “SELF-GUIDED MINERAL IDENTIFICATION KITS” AS AN ALTERNATIVE / SUPPLEMENTAL TEACHING TOOL: STEWART, Dion C., Department of Science, Georgia Perimeter College, 3705 Brookside Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30022 and POLLACK, Gerald D., Department of Science, Georgia Perimeter College, 2101 Womack Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338, Gerald.Pollack@gpc.edu

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