In the Trenches - July 2012
Volume 2, Number 3
In This Issue
- Learning About Karst: Connecting with Students in their Backyards - William K. Jones, Karst Waters Institute, Warm Springs, Virginia
- Island Karst: Constraints in Time and Space - John and Joan Mylroie, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi
- Building Esprit de Corps by Building Tools - Ryan A. Hillier and Marjorie A. Chan, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
- Supporting the Teaching of Teachers: A Call for Assistance - Jennifer L. B. Anderson, Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota, and Kyle Gay, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
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Learning About Karst: Connecting with Students in their Backyards
William K. Jones, Karst Waters Institute, Warm Springs, Virginia
- Science in My Backyard - Allison Beauregard, Northwest Florida State College
In this lab report writing assignment, students will use the scientific method to solve a real life problem from their own lives.
Island Karst: Constraints in Time and Space
John and Joan Mylroie, Mississippi State university, Mississippi State, Mississippi
- Mylroie, J. E., and Mylroie J. R., 2007, Development of the carbonate island karst model: Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, v. 69, p. 59-75.
Building Esprit de Corps by Building Tools
Ryan A. Hillier and Marjorie A. Chan, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Supporting the Teaching of Teachers: A Call for Assistance
Jennifer L. B. Anderson, Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota, and Kyle Gay, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
The field of hydrogeology is one of the largest employers of geologists. The fact that many geology graduates find employment in this field with only a bachelor's degree emphasizes the importance of teaching hydrogeology well at the undergraduate level. This topical site from On the Cutting Edge presents a variety of resources for faculty members who teach undergraduate hydrogeology. There are links to a collection of activities and assignments, internet and computer resources, useful articles, presentations from the summer 2005 workshop on teaching hydrogeology, and lots of creative ideas for teaching hydrogeology.
This site examines the role of geoscience departments and faculty in preparing preservice teachers and supporting practicing teachers who teach Earth science at all pre-college levels. There is a wealth of information drawn from workshops and interviews with current and future teachers.
The Karst Information Portal is an open-access digital library linking scientists, managers, and explorers to quality information resources in order to inform research, to enhance collaboration, and to address policy decisions concerning karst environments.back to top
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- COMPRES Announces Distinguished Lecture Series for 2012-2013
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