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DH Cadwell Earth Science Workshop:

July 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2014 (Tuesday - Friday)

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Join State Museum geologists at the 15th 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 Auburn, NY in the Central Finger Lakes region, with multiple field trips to geological sites. Morning in-house sessions will be followed by afternoon field trips to Chimney Bluffs, Taghkannack State Park and elsewhere.

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: Auburn New York Holiday Inn and surrounding region.
Eligibility: Teachers of Earth Science/ Physical Setting
Dates: July 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2014
Professional Development Credit: 24 contact hours
Fee: $200 and includes educational materials; 3 lunches; and bus transportation on field trips. This is a flat fee per person.

Participants are responsible for their own lodging; the Auburn Holiday Inn is offering double-occupancy rooms for $83-please use the 3-letter code ESW when making reservations. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the Auburn Holiday Inn. Breakfast and dinners are not included, but three lunches are. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions.

Applications due June 1, 2014.
The number of participants is limited to 35.

For more information:
Hatti Langsford

phone: 518-486-4845
or via email: (include subject line: "2014 ESW information request")

or mail: Hatti Langsford
New York State Museum
Room 3029 CEC
Albany, NY 12230




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