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Participants of the 2005 Workshop

On Thursday, 15 November 2007, from 9:00am - 4:00pm, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography's (SIO's) Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP), the Birch Aquarium at Scripps (BAS), San Diego State University (SDSU), the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), Pasadena CA Field Office of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA/JPL) will hold its fifth annual Earthquake Education Workshop at Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Visualization Center.

You can find the agenda to the 2007 workshop here.

2007 workshop photos can be found here.

This workshop will explore the science of earthquakes and apply these concepts to a wide range of activities (both hands-on and technology driven). Topics will be geared toward California Earth Science Content Standards for 6th Grade, yet all educators are welcome to attend. The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), will generously provide curriculum materials, posters, books and many of the supplies for the workshop. Discussion leaders include Debi Kilb (IGPP), Bridget Konter (NASA/JPL), Cheryl Peach (BAS) and Robert Mellors (SDSU).

Workshop participants and discussion leaders will examine how the activities can be best implemented with middle school age students. Collectively the group will consider content standards, what is known about learning and the day-to-day challenges of teaching science. The group will share model practices and have ample opportunity to network. This day-long workshop will present educators with Earth science teaching materials designed for educational environments.

  • Teaching Materials (i.e., maps, CD-ROMs, books) - valued at $100
  • 3-D Interactive Presentation
  • Participants receive a certificate of course completion
  • Activities to include:
    • Shake Table Contest
    • Plotting Earthquake Epicenters
    • Tectonic Plate Puzzle
    • California Faults
    • How to get up-to-date information about earthquakes
    • 3-D Exploration of Seismicity: Local and Global
  • Catered Meals served with an awe-inspiring ocean view

Access the workshop online collection of recommended resources here.

USGS IGPP SIO Birch Aquarium at Scripps IRIS SCEC SIO Viz Center OptIPuter

The collaborators of the USGS/SCEC Earthquake Education Workshop wish to extend their gratitude to the OptIPuter Project and volunteers from SIO for their contributions and support which have made this workshop possible.

© 2006 Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego