Category Archives: Misc

  1. The Sabbatical v 2.0

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    August 19, 2021 by Dr. G

    My first sabbatical in 2013-2014 didn’t go quite as planned… and neither did this one.

  2. Stitching Hope for the Louisiana Coast – Flood Gate

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    February 24, 2021 by Dr. G

    This quilt describes a flood gate structure, from a tour of the Bayou Petite Caillou Flood Gate in Louisiana with LUMCON

  3. Local Wisdom along the Louisiana Coast

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    January 11, 2021 by Dr. G

    front of quilt, Local Wisdom

    One way to combat coastal subsidence is to watch, to listen, and to learn from what locals have been doing and saying all along.

  4. Temperature blanket – the perfect baby gift

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    December 7, 2020 by Dr. G

    Temperature baby blanket

    In 2017, I started crocheting temperature data. It was inspired by a tweet I saw on Twitter at the very …
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  5. Endangered Species Act and the Louisiana Coast

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    November 28, 2020 by Dr. G

    During OCEANDOTCOMM 2018, I learned so much during my short time at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), but there …
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  6. PA – Quilting during Science-a-Thon 2020

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    October 16, 2020 by Dr. G

    Dr. G posed with levee quilt

    Each year, I look forward to participating in the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN) Science-a-Thon, a social media effort during …
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  7. Stitching Hope for the Louisiana Coast – Introductory Quilt

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    August 28, 2020 by Dr. G

    The quilt that introduces the science quilt collection on coastal optimism, Stitching Hope for the Louisiana Coast

  8. Temperature blanket – Tyler Arboretum at the beginning

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    July 23, 2020 by Dr. G

    2020 has been an unbelievable year – all things changed in March, including my education and outreach plans for the …
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  9. Voices For Science – Twitter campaign for Earth Week 2019

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    May 18, 2019 by Dr. G

    I’ve recently started my year-long journey as a member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Voices for Science program in …
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  10. Stitching Hope for the Coast – Marsh Restoration

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    December 28, 2018 by Dr. G

    On the afternoon of the second day of OCEANDOTCOMM, I joined a tour of the salt marshes to explore restoration efforts, led …
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  11. PA – Scott Kelly, Franklin Institute Speaker Series

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    November 18, 2018 by Dr. G

    On the evening of November 7, 2018, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend The Franklin Institute Speaker …
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  12. Stitching Hope for the Coast – Invasion of the Apple Snail

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    September 29, 2018 by Dr. G

    On the first full day of OCEANDOTCOMM, our final speaker of the morning was Delaina LeBlanc from BTNEP, the Barataria-Terrebonne …
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  13. PA – Sustainability tour of Lincoln Financial Field

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    September 17, 2018 by Dr. G

    On Saturday, September 15, I had the amazing opportunity to journey with a group from Penn State Brandywine and Amy …
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  14. Stitching Hope for the Coast – Pointe-au-Chien garden

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    July 22, 2018 by Dr. G

    On the third day of our time at OCEANDOTCOMM, we loaded on to a bus and headed over to meet …
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  15. Stitching Hope for the Coast – TABASCO® has no plans to leave home

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    July 11, 2018 by Dr. G

    Photo of TABASCO quilt hanging outdoors

    This is a video I created with the background and description of the quilt – please enjoy and share! Before …
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  16. Stitching Hope for the Coast – Christmas trees provide coastal optimism

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    June 28, 2018 by Dr. G

    I was a participant in the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) OCEANDOTCOM program in 2018. At that event, the gathering …
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  17. PA – PECO Green Roof Tour

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    June 23, 2018 by Dr. G

    On June 20, I had the opportunity to go on a tour of the PECO Energy Company‘s green roof on …
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  18. PA – 2018 Philadelphia Rally For Science

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    April 15, 2018 by Dr. G

    I was honored to be asked to serve as one of the speakers for the Philadelphia Science Action (PSA)’s Rally …
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  19. AZ & DC – Grant review and Meeting with NOAA

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    March 15, 2018 by Dr. G

    There have been a few activities for me in these early months of 2018. After the ePortfolio forum at AAC&U …
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  20. DC – AAC&U ePortfolio Forum

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    February 2, 2018 by Dr. G

    I’ve been exploring the idea of having students generate ePortfolios in my courses – specifically, the courses that count towards …
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  21. ME – Science-a-thon for ESWN

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    June 25, 2017 by Dr. G

    I’m participating in the Science-a-thon (https://www.scienceathon.org/), a global effort by scientists to document their lives for 12 hours on one …
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  22. CO – NASA/NOAA JPSS-1 social

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    June 25, 2017 by Dr. G

    It’s my second social media social in a month! Last month, I attended the R/V Neil Armstrong social during Fleet …
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  23. NY – R/V Neil Armstrong social

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    May 30, 2017 by Dr. G

    I need to start this story with a little of my own history… when I was pursuing my undergraduate degree …
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  24. PA, DC – NEGSA and AGU Meetings

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    May 29, 2017 by Dr. G

    Overall, 2017 is going to be a slow year for conference travel. With administrative responsibilities increasing for me on campus, …
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  25. AK – College Fjord

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    July 24, 2016 by Dr. G

    View this post on Instagram AGU Penguin here, with my final exploration of the waterways of southeast Alaska (at least, …
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  26. AK – Glacier Bay National Park

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    July 24, 2016 by Dr. G

    View this post on Instagram AGU Penguin here, spending some time in the spectacular Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. …
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  27. AK – Mendenhall Glacier

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    July 24, 2016 by Dr. G

    The next stop on my Alaskan journey was Juneau, Alaska – the capital of the state with a population of …
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  28. AK – Ketchikan and the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

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    July 24, 2016 by Dr. G

    I recently took an amazing trip to southeast Alaska and explored sites in the region known as the “inner passage.” …
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  29. NY, DC – NEGSA, NAS, AGU

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    June 28, 2016 by Dr. G

    Since I started my GeoEd Trek blog over at the AGU Blogosphere, it has been tricky finding a balance between …
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  30. PA – 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show

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    March 8, 2016 by Dr. G

    This is a very important week for those with a passion for horticulture. The city of Philadelphia becomes the “city …
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  31. DC & OK – AGU Meetings & CUR Business

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    June 28, 2015 by Dr. G

    My past post detailed my journeys to Oklahoma and Washington DC.  This time, I was back in Washington DC, and …
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  32. OK & DC – OK-INBRE and NAS-NRC

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    May 22, 2015 by Dr. G

    I have fallen a little behind in posting my travels recently – but that doesn’t mean that these professional trips …
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  33. Atlantic Ocean – NOAA Teacher at Sea

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    August 30, 2014 by Dr. G

    I’m posting this just ahead of my next adventure – my journey out at sea!  For the next three weeks, …
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  34. PA – End of the Sabbatical

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    July 26, 2014 by Dr. G

    From July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014, I was on sabbatical from teaching at Penn State Brandywine (students, you …
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  35. PA – HighWaterLine: A Walking Art Experience at the Philadelphia Science Festival

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    April 27, 2014 by Dr. G

    The Philadelphia Science Festival has begun and is off to a great start!  When looking over the numerous events taking …
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  36. MA – NSTA 2014

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    April 6, 2014 by Dr. G

    From Thursday, April 3, through Sunday, April 6, I was in attendance at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference …
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  37. MA – NSTA travel day & State Capitol

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    April 6, 2014 by Dr. G

    On Wednesday, April 2, I headed out again for another conference – this time, to Boston, Massachusetts, for the National …
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  38. PA – TEDxPhiladelphia 2014

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    March 30, 2014 by Dr. G

    I purchased the ticket back in December, and finally, the day arrived!  I had attended TEDxPhilly back in 2011, TEDxPhiladelphiaEd …
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  39. PA – March Philly SciTweetup

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    March 30, 2014 by Dr. G

    Reminder: The next #PhillySciTweetup will be 3/27, 5:30 pm at Landmark Americana at 34th & Market. If you dig science …
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  40. VA – NSF Geo Ideas Lab

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    March 9, 2014 by Dr. G

    From March 3-7, I served as a mentor for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Geoscience Ideas Lab.  Back on January …
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Finished this fun data visualization/quilt top that shares the daily Sky Cover measurements from @joides_resolution #EXP390. As sky cover is recorded in units zero to eight, I chose eight different batik fabrics to represent the scale (the deepest blue batik for the blue sky, and the darkest/black batik for when the sky was completely clouded over, and all shades of blue/grey in-between). As the expedition officially was April 7 thru June 7, 2022, there are 62 pieces of data/batik strips. The background fabric is filled with golden stars for the sky, and the bright gold border is my nod to our port city, where the fabric was purchased.
Thank you @SciHistoryOrg for hosting Start Talking Science 2022 - so great to be able to present alongside other Philly scientists about the work we do to a non-STEM audience of all ages! And a great opportunity to share the mission and how we do science at sea on @theJR #EXP390 #EXP393
Back at @pennlivearts this evening to hear the @blindboysofalabama - so incredible, so inspirational! The new songs were great, but my all-time favorite will always be Amazing Grace sung to The House of the Rising Sun (check it out if you have never heard this innovative mashup).
🎼 I love live New Orleans jazz - and tonight, I didn’t have to go to New Orleans, as the jazz came to me! 🎶 Such a fun concert by @newbreed_brassband. 🎵 The best part - the sousaphone player’s high school band teacher was there & brought his trumpet on stage and joined them for a few songs. 🎺 After the first song, he said he was getting emotional, as he was so proud of the group. I get it, teacher, I’m there with you.
Added something new to my teaching space this fall - images of @joides_resolution, expedition patches, and the combined IODP, ODP, & DSDP drill site map! Thanks so much to Brittany (JRSO) for updating the map and getting the sites for #EXP390 & #EXP393 on there! Excited to have these in place before doing a ship-to-shore broadcast later this month (it will be a little strange being on the other side of the iPad this time, but can't wait to share this experience with my students).