||The Heat from Within ... Earthly Insights into Planetary
Volcanism is a NASA-sponsored field-based workshop for science educators.
It will provide you with hands-on, real-world experience and classroom
resources to enhance your teaching about Earth and space science
and the connections between these exciting fields of research.
We will visit and study different types of volcanos in
the Bend and Crater Lake regions of Oregon, for themselves
and as analogs for volcanic features on Mars, the Moon,
Venus, and even the moons of Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune! From these field experiences
and classroom exercises,
we will build an understanding of the planetary processes
that produce volcanos, and the patterns of volcanism on
planets in our solar system.
- What features indicate volcanism?
- Why are there different types of volcanic features and volcanic rocks?
- Why does Earth have volcanos?
- What is the pattern of volcanism on Earth?
- Do other planets have evidence of volcanic activity?
- What patterns do we observe on them?
- What does this tell us about the geologic processes on these planets?
In the field and classroom, you will work directly with scientists
who are investigating volcanism on Earth and other planets.
Classroom time includes presentations, discussion, and lab work.
You will undertake tested, hands-on, standards-based classroom and
laboratory activities that can be transferred directly to your students.
Our field/classroom format will give you the personal experience and
the knowledge base to teach about Earth, Venus, Mars and other
planets in new, effective ways. See for yourself and explore the
Web sites of our last two workshops: 2005 Life at the Limits:
Earth, Mars and Beyond and 2004 Floods and Flows: Exploring Mars
Geology On Earth.
||Sunday, 9 July (arrive in Eugene, Oregon) to Sunday, 16 July (depart
from Eugene, Oregon) 2006.
| FOR WHOM?|
||Aimed primarily for middle school teachers. Others welcome, including
pre-service teachers, informal educators, education specialists, early
college instructors, and junior college instructors.
- Experience the science first-hand! Gain insights into how science
works and how you can engage your students in exploration.
- Investigate science content with the scientists! Drs. Allan Treiman
and Walter Kiefer, and other scientists from the Lunar and Planetary
Institute, will be there in the field, lab, and classroom.
- Invigorate your classroom curriculum! Participants from previous
workshops have been enthusiastic about the workshop and materials. Most
teachers report that their curriculum is energized with new ideas,
activities, materials, and images.
- Receive 60 hours of professional development credit AND buckets of
useful classroom resources, including hands-on inquiry based lesson
plans, readings, NASA materials, and all of the presentations!
| WHERE AND WHEN|
||The Heat from Within ... Earthly Insights into Planetary Volcanism will
be based out of the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.
Sunday, July 9 Arrive Eugene, Oregon / 6:00 p.m. - Introductions and
Overview of Trip
Monday, July 10 Introduction to volcanos and local geology / Depart
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 11 and 12 Visit several field sites in
the Bend area to explore volcanic features and processes / Depart for
Thursday, July 13 Investigate volcanic processes and history of
Crater Lake / Return to Eugene
Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15 Review field sites and discoveries,
discuss volcanic features and what they tell us about processes
happening inside our home planet. Extend understanding to volcanic
activity and geologic conditions on other planets in our Solar System.
Learn about upcoming NASA missions that will provide information about
volcanic processes on other planets. Connect field explorations to
student activities and understanding. Following an evaluation, the
workshop will close by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Sunday, July 16 Depart Eugene
Note: Field studies will include short hikes, some with moderately
steep pitches. The weather will likely be very hot and sunny. We will
also go underground into a lava-tube cave. Participants must be in good
physical condition and must be prepared to participate under these
||Use the electronic application form to apply for The Heat from
Within ... Earthly Insights into Planetary Volcanism.
Registration is limited to 30 participants. Applications are due on March 24, 2006. Participants will be notified of
their acceptance by March 31, 2006. A deposit of $100 is due at the time of application. The deposit will be returned to
applicants who are not selected, but is nonrefundable for selected applicants regardless of whether or not they participate
in the field experience. The deposit will be applied toward the registration fee.
The registration fee of $600.00 per person (double occupancy rooms) or $800.00 per person (single occupancy rooms) is due by April 21, 2006 to secure placement. Registration includes transportation during the workshop, lodging, breakfast and lunch, dinner while at the University, and classroom materials.
Participants are responsible for travel to and from the workshop and
for snacks and dinner while in the field. Assistance in funding
participation can be sought from school districts, professional
development organizations, state science teacher associations, local
private corporations, NASA's Space Grant Consortium, and members of
NASA's Science Mission Directorate's Space Science Education and Public
Outreach Support Network in your region. A limited number of
registration awards are available through the Lunar and Planetary
Institute. These awards will be based on the combined merit of the
dissemination plan described in the application and financial need.
Attendees of previous workshops also are eligible for awards, but they
must demonstrate how they have implemented their workshop experiences
in the classroom and disseminated the information to their colleagues.
| CONTACT INFORMATION|
For Registration & Payment Information:
Ms. Linda Tanner
Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77058
For Logistical Information:
Ms. Katy Buckaloo
Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston TX 77058-1113
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