COURSES, WORKSHOPS, and EVENTS by TITLE, and by DATE

UPCOMING!

OCTOBER 15, 2022

Teacher Trilobite Day FLIER

MIDAS 42860 – Section 4 field day October 15

Midas 42860- Section 5 follow up zoom – date to be decided by particpants

FAQ

AND…

NOVEMBER 5, 2022 FLIER

Experience Canyonlands MAP

MIDAS 42860 – Section 3 November 5, 2022

MIDAS 42860 – Section 4 follow up zoom – date to be decided by participants.

FAQ (to be updated… in October)

GO OUTSIDE!

Embrace the Earth Science that surrounds you!

(listed from upcoming, to recent… to the past)

2022 – November 5, Canyonlands Outside – Experience Deposition/Erosion

11 AM – 2 PM. Enroll in MIDAS – 60448, Section 3, for 3 hours of relicensure points.

Consider earning 2 additional relicensure points if complete a follow-up assignment and a 2 hr zoom (MIDAS 60445 -Section 4).

FLIER for this PD

FAQ for this PD will be posted in late September – early October

The Professional Development Opportunity (PD) begins at 11 AM at the BLM rest area just west of Dugout reservoir MAP where we MEET 11 AM.

Family friendly! (must have a supervising adult). The BLM rest area is in the Needles District of Canyonlands about 6 hours’ drive from Salt Lake City and less than an hour from Moab and Monticello.

The PD ends with lunch at Split Top group campsite. We will drive from the BLM rest area to Split Top together with occasional photo ops. MAP to Split Top Campground. Image of erosion / deposition.

No fee for the workshop. Earth Science Education provides lunch. It’s a lesson plan activity! Teacher-participants earn credit and a “Lego” set (great for teaching math). Check with your school district for potential compensation. Limited to 30 participants. Participants can earn additional relicensure points by completing a follow-up assignment and zoom session.

San Juan County School Teachers: please communicate with Jamie Carling jcarling@sjcsd.org (LINK? To San Juan County School District flier).

Witness past and present consequences of erosion/deposition.

There’s no place better than Canyonlands.

SCHEDULE:

11 AM – 11:15 PM Welcome and SNACK. Introduction to the PD. By the end of the PD, teachers will realize that erosion/deposition of the past constructed the layers we see at Canyonlands. Teachers will be able to model patterns of layering using “lego” blocks, layers of foam, lunch-meat of sandwiches (!), and by sketching on images.

11:30 -12:45 Practice, practice, practice. The BLM rest area where we meet has a magnificent 360 degree panorama of classic Canyonlands layered formations. Teachers will work together to identify classic patterns of erosion and deposition from five views. They will build a model using legos that models how the scene (the layered patterns) came to be. They will “erode” the lego model to model today’s scene. They may use the legos to show the math of erosion/deposition.

1 PM On-ward to Spit Top Group Campsite! Teachers (and family members) will drive to Split Top group campground (see map) with a brief opportunities to take iPhone or equivalent images of layering. Optional MP3 narrates the drive.

1:30 PM LUNCH At Split Top Campground. Lunch for participants (required event to build a stratigraphic sandwich, a model of the erosion/deposition layering processes of Canyonlands.

See Canyonlands layering close up.

Quick quiz.

Teachers earn credit and a well-deserved set of “Legos.”

2 PM PD is over. Families may linger and enjoy Split Top campground.

ADDITIONAL CREDIT… Consider earning two additional relicensure points (MIDAS 60448 Section 4). See MIDAS for details. The goal is to “see patterns” specifically, layers of rocks. (1) Go outside at your school or community and recognize patterns of layering. It will not be as easy as Canyonlands. (2) Assignment: Take an iPhone or equivalent image that you think shows layering. ALSO – you will be given a calendar of images of Utah geology. We will review images together via zoom. We will discuss “Construct an explanation about changes in Earth’s surface that happen quickly or slowly.” That SEEd Standard leads to JOY! Seeing erosion/deposition and its effects past and present can bring joy wherever you travel. The time and day of the follow-up zoom will be decided during the PD on November 5.

PARTICIPANTS… Please download this MP3 as it narrates the drive from the BLM rest area (where we meet) to the Split Top group campsite.

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2022 – October 15th, Teacher Trilobite Day for all Utah Teachers.

Enroll in MIDAS – 42860, Section 4, for 3 hours of relicensure points for the October 15 , 2022 field day.

Consider earning 2 additional relicensure points if complete a follow-up assignment and a 2 hr zoom (MIDAS 42860 -Section 5).

LINK … FLIER FOR OCTOBER 15 event.

FAQ FOR OCTOBER 15 event.

PLEASE review the FAQ to understand costs: U-Dig fossil quarry is a commercial quarry. They discount their fee to all Utah teachers on Teacher Trilobite Day.

Earth Science Education provides lunch to all teachers and their families who are at the quarry. Lunch is a lesson plan, to build a stratigraphic sandwich!

There is no fee for the workshop. Earth Science Education reimburses teachers $50 to compensate costs for those teachers who attend the workshop (including lunch), complete the workshop activities, take the quiz, and have enrolled via MIDAS. The Field Day workshop (and compensation) is limited to 25 participants. Those participants can earn additional 2 relicensure points by completing a follow-up assignment and zoom.

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2022 – March 12. Tectonics Outside – Antelope Island. Noon – 3 pm.

CLOSED… will be offered again in 2022. (MIDAS – 60775) The March 12, 2021 field experience for 3 relicensure points. Consider earning 2 additional relicensure points by completing a follow-up assignment and a 2 hr zoom (MIDAS 60775 -Section 2).

Please click here for the (flier announcing the PD). The Professional Development Opportunity (PD) begins at noon at Antelope Island’s Bridger Bay campground, campsites 7 and 8 (link to map — https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/antelope-island/map/) Allow an hour and a half to arrive from Salt Lake City. The PD ends at Buffalo Point Overlook (nearby). Earth Science Education provides lunch for all teachers and their families at Bridger Bay campsite at noon. Lunch is a lesson plan, to build a sandwich as though it were Great Salt Lake! There is no fee for the workshop. Teachers who complete the session and take the quiz receive $40 toward Antelope Island Park Fees and travel. Check with your school district for details of credit and compensation. Limited to 25 participants. Those participants can earn additional relicensure points by completing a follow-up assignment and participating in a zoom session. Please click here for the PD handout.

Draft schedule:

SCHEDULE:
Noon – 12:45 PM Welcome and LUNCH – Exercise 1: Construct a “Basin and Range sandwich”
12:45 Earth’s two great processes: tectonics and erosion.
1:00 Look around. Recognize basins and ranges… Discuss erosion (“from” and “to”).
1:30 – 2:00 Evidence of tectonics: world-scale -Exercise #3- USGS Dynamic Earth
Evidence for Western North America. – Exercise #4- UNAVCO- GPS data
2:30 Antelope Island: model Great Salt Lake / Antelope Island with wooden blocks.
Connections to SEEd standards by grade.
2:20 Drive to Buffalo Point (5 minutes away)
2:30 – 3 PM Buffalo Point overlook.. Quiz (easy). Receive credit. Receive compensation.

Zoom follow up about 10 days later: Details to follow.

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2021 – November 6, Canyonlands Outside – Experience Erosion – noon – 3 pm.  Enroll in MIDAS – 60448, Section 1, for 3 hours of relicensure points.

Consider earning 2 additional relicensure points by completing a follow-up assignment and a 2 hr zoom (MIDAS 60448 -Section 2).

PARTICIPANTS… Please download this MP3 as it narrates the drive from Windwhistle Campground to the Needles Overlook.

Please click here for the (draft) November 6 event flier.  The Professional Development Opportunity (PD) begins at noon at Windwhistle Group Campsite in Canyonlands National Park (link to map — https://www.blm.gov/visit/windwhistle-campground ). It’s about 6 hours drive from Salt Lake City and less than an hour from Moab and Monticello.  It ends at Needles Overlook.  Earth Science Education provides lunch for all teachers and their families at Windwhistle Group Campsite at noon. Lunch is a lesson plan, to build a stratigraphic sandwich!  There is no fee for the workshop. Check with your school district for details of credit and compensation. Limited to 25 participants. Those participants can earn additional relicensure points by completing a follow-up assignment and participating in zoom session.

San Juan County School Teachers: please communicate with Jamie Carling jcarling@sjcsd.org . San Juan County School District flier and San Juan County School District additional powerpoints. Family fun! Science outside!  Witness erosion, there’s no place better than Canyonlands.

SCHEDULE:
Noon – 12:45 PM       Welcome and LUNCH… Build a stratigraphic sandwich – It’s a model.
12:45 – 1:15  PM          Overview… big concepts. Some logistics.
1:00 – 1:30  PM          See evidence of erosion. Take pictures.
1:30 – 2 PM                Regroup: Discuss patterns. Tie to SEEd standards.

2 PM                          Use “Legos” to model “Erosion picks up = Erosion drops.”
By 2:25 PM               Drive to Needles Overlook. Optional: listen to MP3. (SEE LINK ABOVE)
2:45  PM                  At Needles Overlook, take a quick quiz. A volunteer will record your credit and give you your “Lego” Set.
3 PM                         PD finishes.

Consider earning two additional relicensure points (MIDAS 60448 Section 2). See MIDAS for details. GOAL:  Go outside at your school or community and see the effects of erosion. Assignment:  As we did at Windwhistle, take two pictures that show erosion near your school or community. One image is of a source of erosion (label it “From”) and the other is where erosion has dropped the material (label it “To).  Then participate in a Zoom discussion to “Construct an explanation about changes in Earth’s surface that happen quickly or slowly.” That SEEd Standard is basic. Seeing erosion can bring joy wherever you travel. The time and day of the follow-up zoom will be decided during the PD on November 6.

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2021 – March 12 ,2021 – October 9th, Teacher Trilobite Day for all Utah Teachers

Enroll in MIDAS – 42860, Section 2, for 3 hours of relicensure points for the October 9, 2021 field day.

Consider earning 2 additional relicensure points if complete a follow-up assignment and a 2 hr zoom (MIDAS 42860 -Section 3).

Please click here for the October 9 Teacher Trilobite Day event flyer and click here for a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) doc. It’s a really good idea to review the FAQ to understand the costs: U-Dig fossil quarry discounts their fee to all Utah teachers on Teacher Trilobite Day. It’s pricey but a world-class opportunity. Earth Science Education provides lunch to all teachers and their families who are at the quarry. Lunch is a lesson plan, to build a stratigraphic sandwich! There is no fee for the workshop. Earth Science Education gives $100 cash to compensate costs for those teachers who attend the workshop (including lunch), complete the workshop activities, take the quiz, and indicate they are taking the workshop for credit. The Field Day workshop (and compensation) is limited to 25 participants. Those participants can earn additional relicensure points by completing a follow-up assignment and zoom. Please click here for information about the follow-up MIDAS 42860 Section 3.

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2020 — School Year – Tooele and Salt Lake City School Districts Professional Development – Under Discussion

Tooele and Salt Lake Districts may give credit to teachers who invite Genevieve (Atwood) and Peg (Alderman) to come to their schools and spend a couple hours of individual coaching outside connecting SEEd Earth systems to what’s seen, and what’s special, at their schools. Logistics to be determined.

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TOOELE SCHOOL DISTRICT – Wed. and Thurs. 5pm – 7:15pm, October 2020. CANCELLED!! We call these delightful after-school field trips “Tooele sunsets.” Join us when you can. We’ll visit eight places in Tooele County. This year (2020) the theme is: Places important to Tooele County, what’s their geologic history. Credit for teachers. Open to the interested public. 

SALT LAKE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT – April 24, 2020. CANCELLED!! All day field experience. EARTH MOVEMENTS  of the Wasatch Fault and within the Rio Tinto Bingham Copper Mine. How they happen… and why don’t others happen. 

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2020 — School Year – Salt Lake City School District Professional Development

SALT LAKE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT – March 6, 2020 – Highland High – Intro to SEEd Strand 5.1 Earths systems and Utah’s science core. Systems surround us! Let’s go outside and connect. HANDOUT

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2019 — School Year – Salt Lake City School District Professional Development

October 21, 2019 — CANCELLED… ALL DAY FIELD TRIP – Bingham Copper Mine — FLIER with GENERAL INFO; Agenda and Activities, HANDOUT.

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2019 — School Year – Salt Lake City School District Professional Development

September 27, 2019 — General Information; Agenda and Activities. HANDOUT

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2019 – Wednesdays and Thursdays, in October, Earth Science Outside: Tooele County Geology and Heritage for up to 8 relicensure points – MIDAS 47128

via Tooele School District- Relicensure credit… see attached flier.

Click here for flier with SCHEDULE and LOCATIONS;

This friendly set of late afternoon sessions is called, affectionately, Tooele sunsets. They are so fine!

October 2, Wednesday — Tooele School District Headquarters.  INFO and HANDOUT.

October 3, Thursday — Oquirrh Mountains Mining Museum Deseret Peak Complex, SR-112 INFO and HANDOUT

October 9, Wednesday — Stockton Ball Park – east side of Stockton, southern terminus of Silver Ave. INFO and HANDOUT (Earth’s systems – Flows of matter), AUDIO including Great Salt Lake – Lake Bonneville system.

October 10, Thursday — Stansbury Island. Exit 84 off I-80; meet at Commuter Parking immediately SOUTH of freeway. See INFO and HANDOUT. 

October 16, Wednesday — Saddleback Complex – Lake Point 84074 – Trailhead at Sheep Rock Trail off Iron Horse Dr. INFO and HANDOUT.

October 17, Thursday — Different, longer format! Fossils at Lakeside Mountains – Meet at 3pm North Side, I-80 Exit #70 Delle. INFO and HANDOUT for 2019. It’s similar HANDOUT of 2018.

October 23, Wednesday — Ophir Canyon – Meet at Highway 73 and Ophir Canyon Road.  INFO and HANDOUT 2019

October 24, Thursday — Grantsville Cemetary, 370 W. Main St. Grantsville, UT.  INFO and HANDOUT 2019

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2019 – October 12, Teacher Trilobite Day for all Utah Teachers

and optional / additional workshop MIDAS – 42860, enroll for 2 hours relicensure credit.

CLICK HERE for flier

CLICK HERE for information / Frequently Asked Questions..

Clarification: U-Dig fossil quarry gives discount to all Utah teachers on Teacher Trilobite Day, and Earth Science Education provides lunch to all teachers and their families who are at the quarry (activity = build a stratigraphic sandwich).

The workshop (MIDAS 42860) is right after lunch. No charge for the workshop but fee for U-Dig quarry to cover hammer, liability and all the fossils you can find!

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2018 – 2019 — School Year – Two Tracks (Tues / Thurs) for Teachers – Earth Science Outside

via Salt Lake School District – USBE – Syllabus and Basic Schedule  CLICK HERE

Session 1 – August 7 / 9 — General Information; Agenda and Activities; Homework due September 8.

Session 2 – September 11 / 13 — General Information; Agenda and Activities; Homework due October 15.

Session 3 –  ALL DAY OCTOBER 22 — General Information; Agenda and Activities; Homework completed on the bus.  . Instead of the Homework… expect a “quiz” … emailed before JANUARY session, and due beginning of January session. The quiz is to refresh your comprehension of “younger than / older than” relationships. Second “quiz” at beginning of January session… for what we see in class.

Session 4 – January 22 / 24 — General Information; Agenda and Activities;

Homework due April 2 / 4 

Podcast for Warm Springs Park HERE!

Session 5 – April 2 / 4 — General Information; Agenda and Activities;

Final homework / project due April 22.

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2018 – October 13, Teacher Trilobite Day for all Utah Teachers

and optional / additional workshop MIDAS – 42860, enroll for 2 hours relicensure credit.

CLICK HERE for flier

CLICK HERE for Handout and Assignment.

Clarification: U-Dig fossil quarry gives discount to all Utah teachers on Teacher Trilobite Day, and Earth Science Education provides lunch to all teachers and their families who are at the quarry (activity = build a stratigraphic sandwich).

The workshop (MIDAS 42860) is right after lunch. No charge for the workshop but fee for U-Dig quarry to cover hammer, liability and all the fossils you can find!

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2018 – October — Earth Science Outside – Tooele (every Wed and Thurs, 5 -7:15 PM) for Teachers and others

via Tooele School District- Relicensure credit… see attached DRAFT flier.

CLICK for page one;

CLICK for page two the proposed schedule.

This friendly set of late afternoon sessions is called, affectionately, Tooele sunsets. They are so fine!

Additional information will be posted here … by September 25.

October 3, Wednesday — Tooele School District Headquarters.  General Information;    Agenda, Activities, Content.

October 4, Thursday — Tooele Valley Airport. General Information;    Agenda, Activities, Content.

October 10, Wednesday — Stockton Ball Park, the Stockton Bar. General Information;    Agenda, Activities, Content.

October 11, Thursday — Stansbury Island, USMagnesium evaporation ponds and salt crystals.  MEET on the road to Stansbury Island. Just north and west of I-80’s exit 84. General Information;    Agenda, Activities, Content.

October 17, Wednesday — Black Rock. General Information;    Agenda, Activities, Content.

October 18, Thursday — DIFFERENT FORMAT, 3PM – 7PM, Fossils of Lakeside Mountains. CONTACT genevieveatwoodATcomcast.net

October 24, Wednesday — Ophir Canyon. General Information;    Agenda, Activities, Content.

October 25, Thursday — Tooele City Cemetery. General Information;    Agenda, Activities, Content.

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2018 – Spring Semester — Osher

University of Utah OSHER Earth Science Outside – Syllabus and Basic Schedule

Session 1 – March 26 — Essential and additional information.

Session 2 – April 2 — Essential and additional information.

Session 3 – April 9 — Essential and additional information.

Session 4 – April 16 — Essential and additional information.

Session 5 – April 23 — Essential and additional information.

Session 6 – April 30 — Essential and additional information.