[unav_all] GSA short course and AGU and GSA technical sessions on using real and near-real-time data in the classroom

Jaime Magliocca magliocca at unavco.org
Tue Aug 3 13:14:00 MDT 2010

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to let you know about upcoming conference events related to
volcano monitoring and geoscience education. The first is a GSA Short course
on "Using Online Volcano Monitoring Data in College and University Courses:
The Volcano Exploration Project, Pu`u `O`o (VEPP)" which will address the
use of real- and near-real-time volcano monitoring data in college and
university geoscience courses.

The short course will be held on Saturday, October 30, 8 AM - 12 PM at the
2010 Annual GSA meeting in Denver, Colorado.  The purpose of the course is
to inform participants about volcano-monitoring techniques used in Hawaii
and introduce an educational Web site that provides near-real-time
volcanological data from the Pu`u `O`o eruptive vent at Kilauea Volcano.
Specific examples for utilizing the Web site in different college and
university geoscience classes such as introductory geology, volcanology,
natural disasters, and geology of national parks will also be discussed.
Registration deadline is September 27, 2010, and the cost is $84.00 (which
includes continental breakfast and wi-fi access for hands-on
demonstrations).  Additional information is available at

In addition, related conference symposia, titled "Using Real- and
Near-Real-Time Data in the Classroom," will be convened at the Annual GSA
meeting (session T46) and Fall AGU meeting (session ED06). The sessions will
focus on the use of Internet-accessible data in the classroom, emphasize
resources that provide real- or near-real-time data related to dynamic Earth
processes, and highlight examples of successful practices of classroom
implementation with these data.  

GSA abstract deadline: August 10
AGU abstract deadline: September 2

If you have questions about the short course or meeting sessions, please
contact Mike Poland (mpoland at usgs.gov).  We look forward to seeing you in
Denver and San Francisco!

Thank you,
Mike Poland, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
Kaatje Kraft, Mesa Community College
Rachel Teasdale, California State University, Chico


Michael Poland
USGS - Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
Phone:  (808) 967-8891
Fax:  (808) 967-8890
Email:  mpoland at usgs.gov

Postal address:
    P.O. Box 51
    Hawaii National Park, HI 96718-0051
FedEx/UPS/DHL address:
    Reginald Okamura Building
    Crater Rim Road
    Hawaii National Park, HI 96718

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