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2013 AGU-NESTA GIFT Workshop

NESTA and AGU teamed up to organize the 2013 AGU-NESTA GIFT Workshop, offered on December 9-10, 2013 at the 2013 American Geophysical Union Meeting in San Francisco, California. The six presentation teams for the workshop were selected based on the exceptional quality and relevance of their proposed presentations and activities from among the 29 applicants for the opportunity to present. Resources presented in the workshop are freely available below.

To find out about the next AGU-NESTA GIFT Workshop, visit the AGU Teacher webpage.


1.The Next Generation Science Standards - An Opportunity for Earth and Space Science Education   - presented by Dr. Michael Wysession (Washington University at St. Louis)


2.Polar Science and Engineering: A Model for NGSS Practices - presented by Linda Morris (Dartmouth College), Dr. T. J. Fudge (University of Washington) and Kristina Slawny (University of Wisconsin-Madison)


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3.Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, and Ocean Acidification - presented by Dr. Barbara Bruno (University of Hawaii)


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4.Exploring Seafloor Sediments Using Real Data - presented by Dr. Lawrence Krissek (Ohio State University), Dr. Kristen St. John (James Madison University), Dr. Megan Jones (North Hennepin Community College), Dr. Kate Pound (St. Cloud State University), and Dr. Mark Leckie (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)

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5.Estimating How Often Mass Extinctions Due to Impacts Occur on the Earth - presented by Dr. Bonnie Buratti (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)


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6.Inspiring Future Scientists in Middle-Schools Through Synergy Between Classroom Learning and Water Cycle Research - presented by Emily Kellagher and Dr. David Noone (CIRES)


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