Author Archives: Michael Passow

E2C em Diamantina

  O projeto Earth2Class Diamantina objetiva o desenvolvimento de atividades pedagógicas inovadoras com o apoio de professores e alunos do curso de licenciatura em geografia da UFVJM em escolas estaduais e municipais do Vale do Jequitinhonha. Inicialmente, realizamos um trabalho de campo e uma série de visitas técnicas nas escolas selecionadas em Janeiro de 2017 … Continued

“Education Opportunities aboard the JOIDES Resolution and Elsewhere” with Nicole Kurtz

“Education Opportunities aboard the JOIDES Resolution and Elsewhere” with Nicole Kurtz Originally presented 11 Mar 2017 http://joidesresolution.org/ Explore how scientific ocean drilling provides a window into Earth’s past. From sampling the ocean floor, we gain tremendous insights into how the dinosaurs went extinct, what kind of life exists deep beneath the sea, and what the climate was … Continued

“An Environmental History of the Hudson River” with Dallas Abbott

    “An Environmental History of the Hudson River” with  Dallas Abbott Originally presented 11 Feb 2017 Dallas Abbott’s Home Page We are pleased to welcome back Dr. DALLAS ABBOTT, who has presented more E2C Workshops than any other LDEO researcher. Dallas’ recent investigations have included examining sediments collected from the Hudson River that reveal … Continued

“Using the Latest GeoMapApp to Excite Your Classes” with Andrew Goodwillie

“Using the Latest GeoMapApp to Excite Your Classes” with Andrew Goodwillie Originally presented 19 Nov 2016 http://www.geomapapp.org/ “GeoMapApp is a free Earth Science data exploration and visualisation tool developed by the IEDA group at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. GeoMapApp provides an intuitive map-based user interface to access a wide range of geoscience data. Built-in … Continued

“What Can Dust Reveal about Past Climates?” with Jerry McManus, Gisela Winckler, and Allison Jacobel

“What Can Dust Reveal about Past Climates?” with Jerry McManus, Gisela Winckler, and Allison Jacobel  Originally presented 22 Oct 2016 (Morningside Campus) Support in part by National Science Foundation Award #1502889  (Source: http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms10449)          Windblown dust plays important roles in influencing and recording climate change. In the atmosphere, dust contributes to the planetary albedo and … Continued

2015-2016 Workshops

Browse archived versions of the 2015 – 2016 Workshops and Related Classroom Resources 19 Sep — Arthur Lerner-Lam (LDEO Deputy Dir.) — Trends in Frontier ES Research 3 Oct — “The Hackensack River Past, Present, and Future” as an Example for Developing Innovative Lessons 14 Nov* — Allison Wing — Developing Better Understanding of Hurricanes 30 … Continued

“Enigmas and Controversy in Science: Examples from Madagascar and Russian Lakes.” with Dallas Abbott (16 Apr 2016)

“Enigmas and Controversy in Science:
Examples from Madagascar and Russian Lakes.”

with Dallas Abbott

  

Originally presented 16 Apr 2016

 

Dallas Abbott has shared her studies of impact craters around the world at E2C Workshops for more than a decade, and we are please to welcome her back for a description of the Summer 2015 field studies of the surface features found in the area of Lake Smerdyachee, Russia. This workshop provides an excellent example of the objectives embodied in the  NGSS “Nature of Science”–Science is a continuous process of discovery. Dallas and colleagues have also gained interesting insights about unusual features on Madagascar. These chevrons may provide clues to gargantuan tsunamis from an asteroid impact 10,000 years ago.

Dallas’ previous E2C program on Lake Smerdyachee: “How Did Those Rocks Get Up There? Exploring Lake Smerdyachee, Russia” (April 2015).

introductory Slide Show: Impact Craters 2016

View Dallas Abbott’s Slide Show about Madagascar and Russian Lakes 2016

[Note: The complete Power Point can be viewed through DropBox at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/a0zwcyyx16rs5mo/Madagascar_Russian_Lakes_E2C_2016.pptx?dl=0]

Media articles about Dallas’s research discoveries:

“The Sky Is Falling” (The Atlantic, June 2008)

“Ancient Crash, Epic Wave” (The New York Times, Nov 14, 2006)

“Scientists Debate Evidence of Ancient Megatsunami” (National Geographic, Dec 22, 2015)

Here is where the “Enigma and Controversy” comes in:

“Giant Dunes, Not Mega-Tsunamis”

 

Resource about another of Dallas’ research projects: “Scientists Debate Evidence of Ancient Megatsunami”

 

“Impact Earth” from Purdue University

 

 

“Impact of CO2 on the Earth’s Environment: Science behind the Paris Climate Accord” with Taro Takahashi (19 Mar 2016)

“Impact of CO2 on the Earth’s Environment: Science behind the Paris Climate Accord”  with Taro Takahashi   Originally presented 19 Mar 2016 Workshop funded in part by NOAA Award Number NA15NOS0080223 through the National Ocean Service   We are honored to welcome back to E2C Dr. Taro Takahashi, the Ewing Lamont Research Professor and one … Continued

“Melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheets” with Frank Nitsche

“Melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheets– Ice and ocean interaction: consequences for sea-level rise” with Frank Nitsche   Originally presented 13 Feb 2016 Abstract: Satellite measurements are showing that the large ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are thinning and losing mass. The melting of these ice sheets is increasing sea level globally and endangering … Continued