[unav_all] EarthScope Workshop for Interpretive Professionals in the Central Appalachian Region

Jaime Magliocca magliocca at unavco.org
Mon Mar 5 07:44:22 MST 2012


Dear Community,

> We would like to invite you to the EarthScope Workshop for Interpretive Professionals in the Central Appalachian Region
> James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia 
> March 26-29, 2012.

> The central Appalachian Mountain belt and environs are the legacy of a billion-year history of plate-tectonic events including one of the greatest mountain-building events in the geologic history of North America. Today these beautiful mountains are the locations of many of the best-known and most-visited National, State, and regional Parks in the nation. The Mineral Earthquake in central Virginia in 2011 serves as a reminder that the region is still geologically dynamic, and brought renewed attention to the scientific and societal implications of geological research in the eastern United States. 
> 
> EarthScope presents a four-day (beginning at noon on Monday and ending at noon on Thursday) workshop at James Madison University that features presentations by prominent geoscientists and interpretive professionals to help convey the story of the magnificent landscapes, geological stories, and natural hazards of the Central Appalachian Region. Participants will learn how to use basic geologic and EarthScope information and science results, and will develop and present actual interpretive programs and exhibits during the workshop. Access to digitally-archived and real-time, web-accessible geophysical data will provide a key source of information for such programs. The workshop includes a one-day field trip to Shenandoah National Park. 
> 
> Who should attend? 
> The goal of the workshop is to help interpreters create opportunities for the public to form their own intellectual and emotional connections to the dynamic landscape of the greater Appalachian, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain provinces of the eastern U.S. 
> Interpretive professionals from the National, State, and regional parks, Federal agencies, state geological surveys, community museums, and other individuals who engage the public on geological processes in the central Appalachian region of Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee are encouraged to apply. 
> 
> Participants do not have to be geoscientists, but they should have some basic knowledge of Earth science and some experience incorporating Earth science into interpretive programs or exhibits. 
> 
> We also welcome applications from K-12 Earth science teachers who interact with interpretive specialists in parks or museums, as well as from college faculty teaching geology field camps or informal education programs in the region. 
> http://www.earthscope.org/workshops/appalachians 
> 
> *The deadline to apply has been extended until March 15!

~The EarthScope National Office





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