[unav_all] MARGINS Workshop

Jaime Magliocca magliocca at unavco.org
Thu Feb 26 13:45:10 MST 2009

Using MARGINS Data in the Undergraduate Classroom
A two-day MARGINS workshop designed to refine, complete, and evaluate
teacher-ready mini-lessons for the undergraduate classroom will be held
28th-29th May 2009 at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia
The decade-long NSF MARGINS program has generated a wealth of data for use
in the undergraduate classroom. This workshop will focus on polishing,
evaluating and publishing on-line a diverse suite of teacher-ready
mini-lessons to complement those already available.
Important MARGINS data tools and resources, including the MARGINS Data
Portal, GeoMapApp, Virtual Ocean, SedDB and PetDB will be demonstrated at
the workshop.
This will be a hands-on workshop. In advance of the workshop, participants
are required to evaluate an existing mini-lesson or provide an idea for a
new mini-lesson.
Workshop meals and shared hotel accommodation will be provided. MARGINS also
has some money available to help successful applicants offset the cost of
The deadline for applications is 15th March 2009.  The deadline for
successful applicants to submit materials (an evaluation or a new idea) is
15th April 2009.
The simple application form is here:
Other useful links:
MARGINS mini-lessons: http://serc.carleton.edu/margins/minilessons.html
Mini-lessons by topic: http://serc.carleton.edu/margins/topic.html
Mini-lessons evaluation: http://serc.carleton.edu/margins/assess.html
~ Andrew Goodwillie (GeoMapApp, MARGINS Office
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