Attention Cyber School Teachers and STEM Educators!
Apply Now for the SCIMPI School of Rock 2013!
Investigating Earth’s history and the deep biosphere using samples from below the seafloor aboard the JOIDES Resolution
Sponsored by IODP-USIO and Consortium for Ocean Leadership
Program Dates: May 16 – May 30, 2013
*start date may change by a day or two
Deep Earth Academy, the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), and the Consortium for Ocean Leadership are pleased to announce the SCIMPI 2013 School of Rock Expedition for Earth and Ocean Science Educators aboard the incredible143m JOIDES Resolution www.joidesresolution.org, a platform outfitted for state-of-the-art scientific exploration and education.
Location: Aboard the JOIDES Resolution off-shore Victoria, British Columbia.
Application Deadline: January 3, 2013
Limited Space Available
During this School of Rock research experience, educators will set sail and conduct hands-on analyses of cores and microbial samples with scientists and technicians who specialize in Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) research. This workshop will focus on evidence obtained from samples collected in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Investigations will cover topics such as faults and hard rock geology; micropaleontology, microbiology and the deep biosphere; sedimentology and biostratigraphy; engineering for science and tools for sampling the subseafloor environment. Participants will also observe the installation of a Simple Cabled Instrument for Measuring Parameters in-Situ (SCIMPI) into the seafloor. The workshop will include time to collaborate with scientists, specialists, and other participants to create ways to integrate the experience into instruction and time for live broadcasts and interactions with audiences on-shore.
Cost: Participants must arrange their own transportation to and from Victoria, British Columbia. Room and board on the ship and transportation between the airport and ship will be provided. A fee of $0 – $200 MAY be required to cover workshop costs.
- Current United States passport required
- All selected participants must pass a physical exam
Questions: Contact Jennifer Collins, Teacher and School Program Specialist, Deep Earth Academy: (202) 787-1614 email@example.com