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.
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: http://www.virtual-geology.info/FILTER/intro.html
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
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).
Summer-Fall 2004 main page.
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