Lunar and Planetary Institute






Workshop on The Heat From Within: Planetary Insights Into Planetary Volcanism   July 12-19, 2009   Eugene, Oregon


Agenda

Participants will:

  • Know the different types of volcanos, volcanic constructs, and volcanic features on Earth and understand how they form
  • Relate different volcanos and volcanic constructs to tectonic processes
  • Be able to contrast and compare volcanic features on Earth with those found in our solar system
  • Be able to construct a geologic story based on interpretations drawn from direct observations
  • Be able to bring content and hands-on inquiry based, standards-aligned activities into the classrooms in ways that are appropriate for the grade level being taught
Sunday, July 12

6:00 p.m.    

Welcome

6:15          

Introductions

6:45          

Overview of Experience
7:00     Activity – Discovering Plate Boundaries
Monday, July 13
8:00 a.m. Discussion – Volcanology 101. Overview of volcanic types, volcanos placed in the context of tectonics, and features
9:30 Break
9:45

Discussion - Oregon Geology 101. Basin and Range geology
Break

11:15

Overview of Spectrometry – How it Works
Activity – Introduction to the ALTAs

12:45 p.m. Lunch / Pack
1:45 Reassemble to pack bus
2:00

Depart for Bend; Cascades geology – 4 stops  (dusk ~2115)
Stop 1 at basalt outcrop
Stop 2 at basalt lava flows
Stop 3 (potential) Road-side overview of regional geology
Stop 4 at Tumalo Outcrop

Breakfast and lunch at University; Dinner paid by individuals
Night in Bend: EconoLodge, 437 NE 3rd Street, Bend, Oregon 97701

Tuesday, July 14
8:00 a.m.

Field exploration in Bend region - Newberry Volcanic Monument

Stop 1 at Horse Ridge Summit
Stop 2 at Lava Butte Lookout, Lava Flow, and Visitor’s Center
Stop 3 at Lava River Cave
Stop 4 at Paulina Creek Falls
Stop 5 at Big Obsidian Flow

6:30 p.m. Finish
 

Breakfast at / field lunch provided by: Rustic River Bar and Grille, 415 Northeast 3rd Street, Bend, Oregon 97701
Night in Bend: EconoLodge, 437 NE 3rd Street, Bend, Oregon 97701
Dinner paid by individuals

Wednesday, July 15
8:00 a.m. Field exploration of Basin and Range / volcanic plains geology
 

Stop 1 at Hole in the Ground
Stop 2 at Fort Rock
Stop 3 Silver Lake Collection Site
Stop 4 at Summer Lake overlook
Stop 5 at Table Rock
Stop 6 at Mazama Pumice Collection Site

6:30 p.m. Finish
 

Breakfast at / field lunch provided by: Rustic River Bar and Grille, 415 Northeast 3rd Street, Bend, Oregon 97701
Night at Crater Lake Diamond Lake Resort, 350 Resort Drive, Diamond Lake, Oregon 97731
Dinner paid by individuals

Thursday, July 16
8:00 am

Field exploration of Crater Lake region

Stop 1 at North Junction, Merriam Point Overlook – Orientation
Stop 2 at Williams Crater
Stop 3 at Watchman Flow
Stop 4 Rim Village Visitor Center and Overlook Lookout 
Stop 5 at Park Headquarters and Visitor Information  
Stop 6 at the Pinnacles (potential site)
Stop 7 at Cloudcap Overlook
Stop 8 at Wineglass Welded Tuff and Caldera View
Stop 9 at Obsidian outcrop
Stop 10. Pumice Desert

7:30 p.m.    

Finish
 

Breakfast at / field lunch provided by: Diamond Lake Resort, 350 Resort Drive, Diamond Lake, Oregon 97731
Return to Eugene; dinner in field or at University, depending on arrival time.

Friday, July 17
10:00 a.m. Discussion – revisit broad geologic history and processes and connect to sites
11:30

Discussion – Planetary Volcanism I
Which planets? What features? Similarities? Differences? Patterns to features?

12:30 p.m.  

Lunch
1:30 Activities – Gelatin Volcanos, Lava types  (Cake Batter), Play-Doh volcanos, Puzzling Patterns, Icing on the Plate Volcanos (Mars vs Earth), Cooling Planets
3:30 Team Activities  
5:00 Close formal discussion; activity development continues by teams (instructors available until 8:30)
 

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at University

Saturday, July 18
8:30 a.m. Activity – Spectrometers – Moon Mineralogy Mapper
10:00

Discussion – Planetary Volcanism II
What does it all mean?  Cooling histories. Outliers (Io, Europa, etc.).

11:00

Teams continue their work

3:00 p.m. Presentation of team projects (5 to 10 minutes each, depending on number of teams; time for discussion)
4:00 Discussion – Sharing with others
4:30 Shared reflections on the week, evaluation and good byes!
5:00

Close

Sunday, July 19
 

Breakfast at University; Depart


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