National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Southeastern Section Newsletter
Email Edition - Summer - Fall 2004

Geoscience Educators’ Social Reception
There will be a social reception for geoscience educators at the annual GSA meeting in Denver and everyone is welcome! The reception is Saturday, November 6 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Hyatt Hotel, Parisienne Room in downtown Denver (1750 Welton Street). A cash bar will be available. This reception is co-hosted by:
the GSA Education Committee, the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, the Digital Library for Earth System Education, the GSA Division of Geoscience Education, and Cutting Edge.

Virtual Fieldtrips
Members might be interested in some short virtual field trips I've put together, mainly to modern and ancient carbonate environments. These are designed to be used in undergraduate courses, and I'd welcome any feedback. You can give this via the DLESE review system - there's a button on the home page, or by e-mail to me.

The URL is:

Resources for Earth Science and Geography Instruction
If you are interested in directing your students toward the best earth and environmental science websites, Mark Francek of Central Michigan University has developed, "RESOURCES FOR EARTH SCIENCE AND GEOGRAPHY INSTRUCTION" at . The 800 + sites are reviewed on the basis of organization, authenticity, scope, format, and ease with which lessons can be developed. Be sure to take a look at a growing library of earth science animations (under "Earth Science Animations") and movies that will be useful for enlivening class concepts.

This site also maintains a weekly "Earth Science Site of the Week" listserv in which Francek reviews a variety of the most interesting science related sites on the web. The list is growing and reaches around 2000 professionals from around the U.S. The mailing is also distributed by at least five other earth science lists.

If you would like Mark Francek to include you in the mailing, email him ( The mailing has no commercial agenda and is active only during the fall and spring semesters (about 30 mailings per year).

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