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DH Cadwell Earth Science Workshop:

July 7, 8, 9 & 10, 2015 (Tuesday - Friday)

Join State Museum geologists at the 16th Annual Earth Science Workshop and learn more about Earth Science and New York's unique geology. Real world applications of current research address the Common Core and New York State Learning Standards. This year's workshop will be based out of the Brauer Field Station at 560 Old Quarry Road in Feura Bush, NY– 20 minutes southwest of Albany.

Varied presentations, discussions, exercises and field trips will be led by staff geologists Drs. Andrew Kozlowski, Brian Bird, Marian Lupulescu, and Chuck Ver Straeten. Topics will include glacial and sedimentary geology, mineralogy, metamorphic and igneous petrology, landslides, geological influences on ecology, and more.

Workshop goals include:
  • Help science teachers obtain and prepare materials and experiences for use in teaching Earth Science/Physical Setting;

  • Facilitate hands-on investigations of the geologic development of New York State;

  • Establish continuing working relationships among science teachers and the professional geologists from the State Museum.

Location: Brauer Field Station at 560 Old Quarry Road in Feura Bush, NY– 20 minutes southwest of Albany.
Eligibility: Teachers of Earth Science/ Physical Setting
Dates: July 7, 8, 9 & 10, 2015
Professional Development Credit: 24 contact hours
Fee: $250– All costs for the workshop are inclusive (includes: lodging at Brauer facility, meals and transportation). No discounts apply for alternate lodging.

Deadline: June 15.
Note: While the program is limited to a maximum of 30 participants, a minimum enrollment of 20 registrants is required in order for program to take place.


Tuesday, July 7: Instructional activities start promptly at 1:00pm on the 7th. Lectures cover the glacial geology & chronology of NY as well as glacial geology and geologic hazards of the Capital District focusing on glacial lake Albany. This includes a field trip led by Dr. Andrew Kozlowski.  

Wednesday, July 8: The class will travel by bus to Harriman State Park in SE NY to visit metamorphic terrains and learn about early mining activities in NY. This all-day field trip will be led by Dr. Marian Lupulescu. 

Thursday, July 9: Lecture and field trip to the Catskills to discuss Devonian Stratigraphy and sedimentary rocks in NY. Both will be led by Dr. Charles Ver Straeten.

Friday, July 10: Morning activities include lectures and discussions regarding Earth Science Education. Dismissal will occur at 12:00 pm.

Application and Registration Information

Application Form:
MS Word Document | Adobe PDF Document

Applications and Payment in full are due June 15, 2015.
The course is capped at 30 people, so please send registration and payment (check only) by June 15th to:

Attention: Earth Science Workshop
The New York State Museum, Room 3140
Cultural Education Center, Albany NY 12230

Checks payable to:
USNY-Regents Research

For more information:

Office of Research & Collections: (518) 474-5816  or
Dr. Andrew Kozlowski at (518) 486-2012 

The New York State Museum, Room 3140
Cultural Education Center, Albany NY 12230
The New York State Museum is a program of The State Education Department/
The University of the State of New York.



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