Program Update: Deep Earth Academy – July 2012
On July 25, Deep Earth Academy hosted a three-hour workshop for teachers from the Smithsonian National Science Resources Center Earth History & Global Change Academy. Participants engaged in activities that use authentic ocean drilling data to better understand how it can contribute to our understanding of climate change. The group also participated in a live broadcast with Education Officer Caitlin Scully, who was on board the JOIDES Resolution for Expedition 342 (Paleogene Newfoundland Sediment Drifts).
Deep Earth Academy invites educators, scientists, artists, engineers and others to apply for funding to develop projects that will expand the reach of scientific ocean drilling science to students and/or educators. Proposed projects must be hands-on and engaging, must highlight scientific ocean drilling data and findings, and must address the process and nature of science in a broader sense. To learn more, please see the Deep Earth Academy website.