2019 SCHOOL OF ROCK
SHOW ME THE EVIDENCE: GULF OF CALIFORNIA GEOLOGY AND THE SCIENTIFIC OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM
Dates: September 8-18, 2019
Where: in/around San Diego and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography
What: The 2019 School of Rock was a land-based professional development workshop at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. It was timed to coincide with the San Diego port call of the JOIDES Resolution, which is the first time the ship returned to the mainland U.S. in 10 years. The 2019 program focused on lines of EVIDENCE in science, the nature and process of science, and exploring geologic evidence gleaned from the study of field sites in and around the San Diego area and from legacy ocean sediment cores. Participating faculty included experienced scientists and science educators from a variety of backgrounds with deep experience with the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). This was a residential workshop; all participants stayed in a hotel near to the worksite and the group travelled together to field sites and activities. Participants had the rare opportunity to go onboard and tour the JOIDES Resolution in port and interact with scientists and students on the Guaymas Basis expedition.
Who: Pre-service and in-service educators were encouraged to apply. Educators were encouraged to apply in 2-3 person teams from their school or institution. We especially encouraged participants from historically underrepresented minority groups in the geosciences, and those who teach in diverse settings.
Who else: This year’s School of Rock was a collaboration with a new project, Ambassadors for STEM Training to Enhance Participation (A-STEP). We engaged participants who were and are able, willing and eager to take what they learn and become ambassadors in their communities and nationwide for the cutting-edge science they will learn during and after the workshop. If you are creative, have excellent communication skills, interest and talents in video and/or other multimedia storytelling techniques, and love science – this is for you!
Cost: Travel, food and lodging costs for U.S. participants was covered by two NSF-funded projects: the U.S. Science Support Program and the A-STEP project. There may be some small incidental expenses that participants will have to cover.
How do I apply? Deadline has passed.