Using GPS Data to Study Crustal Deformation, Earthquakes, and Volcanism: A Workshop for College Faculty.
Shelley E. Olds, UNAVCO, +1-303-381-7496; Susan C. Eriksson, UNAVCO, +1-303-381-7466. Sponsored by UNAVCO with support from the National Science Foundation and NASA.
Limited to 25 participants; [ view registration information ]
This course is geared toward faculty at two- and four-year institutions who teach general science education and introductory or lower level geoscience courses in which plate tectonics is a topic. Faculty will be introduced to place-based, data-rich educational materials about GPS and plate tectonics to use in their classrooms, receive an introduction to high-precision GPS, and have the opportunity to discuss pedagogical strategies for classroom implementation. Anticipated topics include recent advances in researching slow earthquakes in Cascadia, movement along the Sand Andreas fault, and monitoring volcano deformation. Although individuals with GPS experience are welcome, knowledge of GPS is not required. Participants should bring a laptop computer, preferably with wireless internet capability. Those without access to a lap top computer should contact Shelly Olds.
Exhibit booths will be available in the exhibit hall for both commercial and non-profit organizations. For more information or to reserve a booth, contact Rod Metcalf, .
MEETINGS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
- Icebreaker Reception
Tues., 18 March, 5-7p.m.
- Annual Business Meeting, Rocky Mountain Section, GSA
Wed., 19 March, 5-7 p.m.
- Annual Business Meeting, Cordilleran Section, GSA
Thurs., 20 March, 5-7 p.m.
- Mentor Programs
SPOUSE AND GUEST ACTIVITIES
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Within an hour’s drive:
- Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
- Lake Mead National Recreation Area
- Hoover Dam
- Valley of Fire State Park
- Spring Mountains Ranch State Park
Within a few hours drive:
For those interested in the more "traditional" Las Vegas experience, the Las Vegas Strip is but minutes from campus and offers shows and entertainment, shopping, and art galleries.