2014 GSA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia (19–22 October 2014)

Session No. 93
Monday, 20 October 2014: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
217/218 (Vancouver Convention Centre-West)

T59. A Grand Tour of the World’s Most Important Geological Sites on Google Earth

GSA Geoscience Education Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division, GSA Archaeological Geology Division; GSA Limnogeology Division; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Geoinformatics Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Declan G. De Paor, Steve Whitmeyer and Callan Bentley, Advocates
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Start Time
 
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
TELLING THE STORY OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES VIA GOOGLE EARTH AND GIGAPAN
BENTLEY, Callan, Geology, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA 22003 and BARTH, Aaron, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, 104 CEOAS Administration Building, Corvallis, OR 97331, cbentley@nvcc.edu
8:20 AM
THE BEARTOOTH HIGHWAY MONTANA AND WYOMING: A WINDOW INTO EARTH HISTORY AND PROCESSES TO BE SHARED WITH ALL STUDENTS
MOGK, D.W., Dept. Earth Sciences, Montana State Univ, Bozeman, MT 59717, HENRY, D.J., Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 and MUELLER, Paul A., Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida, 241 Williamson Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611-2120, mogk@montana.edu
8:35 AM
BERING GLACIER, ALASKA - A PRIMARY GOOGLE EARTH GEOLOGICAL DESTINATION
MOLNIA, Bruce F., National Civil Applicatons Program, U.S. Geological Survey, 562 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192 and ANGELI, Kim M., Eastern Geographic Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 562 National Center, Reston, VA 20192, kangeli@usgs.gov
8:50 AM
DINOS TO DENALI: THE RECORD OF MESOZOIC THROUGH CENOZOIC TECTONICS, SEDIMENTATION, VOLCANISM, AND GEOMORPHOLOGY IN DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, ALASKA
BEMIS, Sean P., Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, CAPPS, Denny, Denali National Park and Preserve, Denali National Park and Preserve, P.O. Box 9, Denali National Park, AK 99755, COLE, Ron B., Department of Geology, Allegheny College, 520 N Main St, Meadville, PA 16335, BENOWITZ, Jeff, Geophysical Institute and Geochronology Laboratory, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775 and FITZGERALD, Paul G., Department of Earth Sciences, Syracuse University, 204 Heroy Geology Laboratory, Syracuse, NY 13244, sean.bemis@uky.edu
9:05 AM
DEVELOPING AN INTERACTIVE GEOLOGIC FIELD GUIDE FOR GEORGIA USING ARCGIS ONLINE
MOBASHER, Katayoun, College of Science and Mathematics- IESA, University of North Georgia, 3820 Mundy Mill Rd, Oakwood, GA 30566, TURK, Jeff, Institude for Environmental Spatial Analysis (IESA), University of North Georgia, 3820 Mundy Mill Rd, Oakwood, 30566 and COLEMAN TATE, Lakeisha, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30303, kmobasher@ung.edu
9:20 AM
USING GOOGLE EARTH TO INCREASE STUDENT INPUT AND ENTHUSIASM IN INTRODUCTORY GEOLOGY COURSES BY FOCUSING ON LOCAL FEATURES
RUEGER, Bruce F., Colby College, Department of Geology, 5806 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901, bfrueger@colby.edu
9:35 AM
WHETHER THE EXPLORATION IS VIRTUAL OR ACTUAL, YOUR LOCAL ENVIRONMENT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PLACE TO EXPLORE!
ALVARADO-ALCANTAR, Rebecca, Las Cruces Public Schools, Mayfield High School, 7260 Quail Valley Place, Las Cruces, NM 88012 and DUGGAN-HAAS, Don, PRI and its Museum of the Earth, 92 South Dr, Amherst, NY 14226, rebbeaa@yahoo.com
 
9:50 AM
Break
10:05 AM
OPPORTUNITES FOR STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS TO ENHANCE DIVERSITY THROUGH ENCOURAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF NATIVE AMERICAN GEOSCIENTISTS
WUNSCH, David Robert, Delaware Geological Survey, University of Delaware, 257 Academy Street, Newark, DE 19716 and JOHN, Randy A., Seneca Nation of Indians, Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, Salamanca, NY 14779, dwunsch@udel.edu
10:20 AM
WHO EARTHCACHES AND WHY: RESULTS OF AN EXPLORATORY SURVEY
LOCKE, Sharon, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Science Building Box 2224, Edwardsville, IL 62026, BRACEY, Georgia, STEM Center, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, PO Box 2224, Edwardsville, IL 62026-2224 and LEWIS, Gary, Geological Society of America, 3300 Penrose Place, Boulder, CO 80301, slocke@siue.edu
10:35 AM
OCEAN SEDIMENTS IN GOOGLE EARTH: DISTRIBUTION OF SURFICIAL MARINE SEDIMENTS AND VIRTUAL VISITS TO “TYPE SECTION” LITHOLOGIC LOCATIONS ON THE SEAFLOOR
ST. JOHN, Kristen, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, James Madison University, MSC 6903, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, stjohnke@jmu.edu
11:05 AM
ANALYZING A COMET IMPACT AND ITS EFFECTS USING GOOGLE MAPS AND GOOGLE EARTH
JAYE, Michael, Defense Analysis, Naval Postgraduate School, 1 University Circle, Monterey, CA 93943, mjjaye@nps.edu
11:20 AM
A GOOGLE EARTH-BASED GRAND TOUR OF THE MOST IMPORTANT GEOSCIENCE LOCALITIES ON EARTH AND OTHER PLANETS
DE PAOR, Declan G.1, WHITMEYER, Steve2, BENTLEY, Callan3, BURGIN, Stephen1 and COBA, Filis1, (1)Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529, (2)James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, (3)Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA 22003, ddepaor@odu.edu
 
11:35 AM
Concluding Remarks
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