In response to community requests and interest, UNAVCO provides an annual series of short courses focussed on UNAVCO tools and data streams. These courses are for current researchers who want to refresh their skills or explore the use of new tools, and for early career scientists such as post doctoral fellows, graduate students, and upper level undergraduates who want to learn the latest geodetic techniques.
(Courses are listed in alphabetical order)
August 10-14, 2015.
Location: UNAVCO Headquarters, Boulder, CO
Course will begin at 9 AM on August 10 and end at 12 PM on August 14.
535. How to Talk to Strangers: Selling Yourself and Your Science, for Students
Sat., 31 Oct., 2â€“4 p.m., Baltimore Convention Center, Room TBA
Cost: $10. Limit: 50. CEU: 0.2.
Instructor: Beth Bartel, UNAVCO; Gifford Wong, Dartmouth College Cosponsor: UNAVCO
Abstract: This short workshop for students will cover communicating at this meeting and beyond. You will walk away better equipped to connect with your audience, whether it’s your grandmother or a potential employer. You will develop an elevator speech you can use throughout the meeting and learn some tips on how to leave a (positive) lasting impression. We will also discuss how to best follow up with new contacts. This workshop will be almost completely hands on, so come ready to let down your guard, meet your peers, have fun, and walk out ready to engage in GSA 2015.
June 29 - July 2, 2015.
Location: UNAVCO Headquarters, Boulder, CO
Course will begin at 9 AM on June 29 and end at 12 PM on July 2.
August 10-12, 2015.
Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA
Course will begin at 9 AM on August 10 and end at 12 PM on August 12.
Sunday June 14, 2015 from 8:00am - 5:00pm
Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe, Vermont
This meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2015 EarthScope National Meeting
March 14 - 16, 2015
Hosted by EarthScope
Presenter: Shelley Olds
Teachers working in predominantly Native American schools in Arizona and the Southwest, the EarthScope Program (http://www.earthscope.org) will offer a 2 ½-day professional-development workshop in Southwest-based Earth science at Arizona State University. This workshop had a place-based emphasis striving to enrich teachers’ senses of place and present methods and content that are especially relevant to Native American students and communities in the Southwest.
Workshop Agenda [pdf]
Workshop details and more presentations
UNAVCO Presentation: Getting to Know EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory & UNAVCO [pptx] [pdf]
Map of the southwestern United States showing earthquakes, volcanoes, and plate motion using data from GPS sites of the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory and other networks using NAM08 Reference frame
UNAVCO Educational Activity: Visualizing relationships with data: Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Plate Tectonics
Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The 35th anniversary of the catastrophic May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens provided the opportunity to share with the public how far volcano monitoring has come in the last three and a half decades, and the role played by the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory in maintaining instrumentation on the volcano's flanks. UNAVCO participated in three outreach events in collaboration with various other institutions in the month of May to explore these questions with the public, and produced a video highlighting lessons learned from working on the mountain.
Asilomar Conference Center
Pacific Grove California
Thursday July 16th, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) is a unique consortium of scientific organizations that collect, interpret, and develop applications for remotely sensed data. This summer the ESIP education committee is inviting regional educators to join us at the ESIP summer meeting at the Asilomar Conference Center in beautiful Pacific Grove California. Workshop sessions will be focused on using Earth Science data to inform instruction, linking real-word scientific data to science curriculum in grades 9-14.
Palace Casino Hotel
Cass Lake, MN
August 1 - 3, 2015
For the benefit of teachers working in predominantly Native American schools in Minnesota and the Midwest, the EarthScope Program offered a 2 ½-day professional-development workshop in Midwest-based, cross-cultural Earth science at the Palace Casino Hotel located on the lands of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in Cass Lake, Minnesota.
Through a grant from the EarthScope Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF), CEETEP offers four-day workshops to foster community engagement of earthquake science and preparedness, and to encourage collaboration and exchange between formal and informal coastal educators and includes Pacific Northwest tectonics, earthquake and tsunami hazards, and community preparedness.
Each workshop will include K-12 teachers, park and museum interpreters, and emergency management educators from coastal areas. Through a problem-solving approach to subduction zone geology, participants will learn how: 1) geoscientists developed our current understanding of Pacific Northwest plate tectonics, earthquakes, and tsunamis; 2) EarthScope is advancing knowledge about the active Earth in Washington, Oregon, and California; and 3) collaboration on education, interpretation, and preparedness makes coastal communities more resilient to earthquake and tsunami hazards. Three days of classroom and interpretive activities on Pacific Northwest geology and EarthScope science will be complemented by a field day investigating Cascadia earthquakes and tsunamis, and visits to seismic and GPS installations.
Workshops included a visit to the GPS and seismic stations at the Bandon Airport (Coos Bay workshop) and the GPS station on the Humboldt State University Campus (Arcata Workshop).
Relevant workshop resources with geodetic content:
Colorado Science Conference for Professional Development
November 20, 2015
Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshops
San Francisco, CA
December 14 - 15, 2015
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