Category Archives: Workshops

  1. DC – Sketch Your Science

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    December 10, 2018 by Dr. G

    Planning your week at #AGU18? Don’t forget to come to our “Sketch your Science” workshop on Monday! @JoAnnaScience and I …
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  2. TX – 2nd Summit on the Future, Wrap-up

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    January 10, 2016 by Dr. G

    I’ve just completed attending the 2nd Summit of the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education at the University of Texas at …
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  3. 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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  4. CA – 2014 AGU Fall Meeting, pre-meeting

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    December 14, 2014 by Dr. G

    Another December, another fall meeting for the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, California.  My students were notified right at …
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  5. TX – Summit on the Future, Wrap-up

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    January 13, 2014 by Dr. G

    It is always impressive how much information can be packed in to just 2.5 days.  I was saturated pretty quickly …
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  6. TX – Summit on the Future, Day 3

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    January 13, 2014 by Dr. G

    Here it is, the final day of the Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education, held at the Jackson …
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  7. TX – Summit on the Future, Day 2

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    January 11, 2014 by Dr. G

    Day 2 for the Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education was just as busy, engaging, and exhausting as …
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  8. TX – Summit on the Future, Day 1

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    January 10, 2014 by Dr. G

    Today was the first full day of the Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education.  We piled in to …
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  9. TX – Summit on the Future, pre-workshop & State Capitol

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    January 9, 2014 by Dr. G

    This morning, I left one very cold Media, PA, to travel to one very warm Austin, TX.  Bright and early …
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  10. CO – GSA125, Teaching Controversies Workshop

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    October 26, 2013 by Dr. G

    My first full day in Denver, Colorado, started with a simple tweet: Will be heading out soon to help co-lead …
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  11. NC – GSA Annual Conference, Day 1

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    November 3, 2012 by Dr. G

    It’s that time of year… the most wonderful time of year… time for another annual Geological Society of America Conference!  …
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  12. CO – 2012 PKAL Summer Leadership Institute

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    July 26, 2012 by Dr. G

    Abbreviated from the PKAL press release: Project Kaleidoscope and The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announce 40 faculty …
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  13. DC – AGU URECAS

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    July 26, 2012 by Dr. G

    From the AGU-URECAS website: “A planning workshop for a new initiative concerning two-year college student research was held at the American …
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Are you interested in adding more foods to your diet that are sustainably sourced? How appetizing would insects be to you? I can't wait for the next virtual lecture with @visitmediapa's Delaware County Institute of Science, which is on this exact topic! Join Dr. Emily Moscato from @saintjosephs University on March 8th at 7:30PM (ET) to see how society can move towards producing and consuming more sustainable foods. The lecture is free (registration required) at: https://tinyurl.com/dcislectureseries
Today was the first day of a "Sustainability in Our Curriculum" workshop. From now through May, I'm with a cohort of faculty in Penn State's College of Earth & Mineral Sciences (@psu_ems) to develop sustainability-related curriculum for our EMS courses. I look forward to working with others for new ideas, perspectives, and resources to address areas that I need to develop further for my students.
For February, I made a mini-quilt for my front door I’ve titled I HeART Earth Science. It represents both my identity as an Earth scientist and the creative way I communicate science. The big read heart in the middle represents not just my heart for my work and where my creativity originates, but Planet Earth. The green and blue batik fabrics around the heart represent land and water, the Earth systems of hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere - the complex systems that interact with each other and provide the foundation for the living and non-living components of our environments.
Beautiful/chilly day to get out for a walk - or, to finally get the car out for a drive! (until tomorrow’s snow...)
In the month of January, I gave the walkers in my neighborhood something different to look at each day - a growing record of weather comparisons! For my January 2021 #SciDoor, I crocheted a temperature record of the maximum daily temperature recorded in this area from 50 years ago, and compared that value to this year. Slowly, day-by-day, I built out the record of comparing temperatures (left side is 1971, right side is 2021), with row 1 being the data for January 1st, row 2 representing the temperature data for January 2nd, etc. It was a fun way to start the day each morning, crocheting a row at a time!