Tag Archives: 2016

  1. CO, CA – GSA, AGU and surgery for 2016

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    May 29, 2017 by Dr. G

    I realize the last blog post I completed on Journeys of Dr. G was from my summer trip to Alaska …
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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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!
Watching a live kitchen chemistry demonstration led to making heart-shaped cookies (and more!) for this weekend’s Valentine’s drop off at Riddle Hospital for @cookies_for_caregivers