Earth & Planetary Sciences

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Worksheets & Tools

Departmental matrix - Clarity about the scope and sequence of departmental offerings
Mary Savina, C. Edward Buchwald, David M. Bice, Shelby J. Boardman
Having departmental conversations about where students learn what, brings coherence to the academic program.


Jump for the Sun Program
Mary L. Crowe
The Environmental Institute of the Jump for the Sun II (JFS) program was designed to change middle school girls and middle school teacher attitudes about doing science, which uses science activities to increase interest in STEM fields.

Personal Statements

PKAL Faculty for the 21st Century Statement
Lisa Ely
Lisa Ely's PKAL F21 Class of 2004 statement highlights her efforts to develop truly interdisciplinary, rigorous programs for STEM students from the freshman through upperclass levels and to integrate original research opportunities and science curriculum at all levels.


A PKAL presentation: Using environmental issues to transform the learning environment
Nan Jenks-Jay
Middlebury designated environmental studies and awareness as one of its six "academic peaks of excellence," and has integrated the environment into its academic program, organizational and management structure and into its plans for the future. They have created a community with a shared vision and goal.
Earth Exploration Toolbook: Educational Uses of Earth System Science Datasets and Tools
Tamara Shapiro Ledley, Carla McAuliffe, LuAnn Dahlman
The Earth Exploration Toolbook was developed to meet the growing need for access to Earth science datasets and data analysis tools to help students understand the processes that shape the Earth system.
On the Cutting Edge: Leadership Development in the Geosciences
Cathryn A. Manduca, Barbara Tewksbury, David W. Mogk, R. Heather Macdonald
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) sponsors the On the Cutting Edge professional development program for current and future faculty in the geosciences. This program helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.
The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE)
Tamara Shapiro Ledley
DLESE is a distributed, community-led electronic library that facilitates access to resources for teaching and learning about the Earth at all educational levels. The library provides interfaces and tools to allow student exploration of geospatial materials and Earth datasets.
The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)
Richard C. Wertz
Created by NASA in 1998, the ESIP Federation has grown to become a broad-based consortium of more than 75 organizations focused on advancing the Earth sciences by fostering collaborations and data sharing among a diverse coalition of governmental, research, educational, non-profit and commercial organizations.

Other Resources

Geoscience Departments
Developing Pathways to Strong Programs for the Future
This site provides information and resources for geoscience departments to improve their academic programs and presence on campus. Materials have been drawn from a number of disciplines and sources.