2016 Workshop - Exploring the Critical Zone Through Virtual and Actual Fieldwork

A secondary education teacher workshop will be held on July 28, 2016 at Penn State University (University Park, PA) from 9am - 5pm. 

Please register at http://goo.gl/forms/hwQy4Keams3hyHNy2

This workshop will both provide an introduction to Critical Zone science and strategies for investigating the Critical Zone with your students through the creation and use of Virtual Fieldwork Experiences (VFEs). VFEs are multi-media representations of actual field sites. The workshop will focus on a VFE of the Susquehanna-Shale Hills CZO located in the Valley and Ridge Province of central Pennsylvania. 

The driving question for the work is, “Why does this place look the way it does?” While VFEs may stand in for actual field experiences, they are more intended to catalyze fieldwork and serve as a way to document and share work in the field. Through teacher-student collaborations, learners engage in documenting the close study of their local environment in a way that facilitates sharing with interested others, and allows for years-long interdisciplinary investigation.

ACT 48 credits will be offered. 

Please register at http://goo.gl/forms/hwQy4Keams3hyHNy2

Questions can be addressed to Lauren Smith, smith.lauren1030@gmail.com

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