THESE ARE CONVERSATIONAL PODCASTS.
How much time do we spend in our automobiles driving the same routes? For Utahns who live, for example, in Tooele County, it’s a couple of hours minimum each week driving to the Wasatch Front. We get to know the road by heart. We may take our spectacular surroundings for granted. Teachers have asked ESE to dictate audio files that explain the landscapes we see as we drive. These are DRAFT audio files. We intend to polish them… but that is for the future.
The Earth Science Education (ESE) mission is to give teachers (formal and informal) confidence to go outside and share the JOY of recognizing PATTERNS of earth science evidence. These audio files are in DRAFT form, informal, and a relatively one-way conversation about local geology in Utah in specific locations.
By “local geology” we mean:
- Landforms, i.e., geologic features on Earth’s surface with a characteristic shape, material, and process – Tectonics rules!
- Earth materials, such as sediments (loose) and bedrock (firm, coherent, continuously attached to Earth’s crust such as sedimentary bedrock, metamorphic bedrock, and igneous bedrock.
- And processes, i.e., cause and effect, exchanges of energy, etc.