The Intensive 2000 will allow teachers the opportunity to use Trackstar, a web based tool, to create web lessons for their students.  Participants will also have the opportunity to explore available tools and electronic lesson plans that currently exist in the Trackstar database, and other innovative web sites.  These Web resources are designed to develop students’ knowledge of the earth sciences while simultaneously expanding their interest and enthusiasm with the use of engaging  and interactive learning activities.  Participants can learn how to make research in the earth sciences accessible and fun for students. 

The Web offers a whole range of exciting ways to better educate elementary school children about important new research within the earth sciences, such as the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP).  By studying ODP data and the evolution and structure of the Earth students can gain better knowledge about the Earth's past, present and future.  The research that is performed in the earth sciences effects our understanding of such important things as sea level history, climate change, earthquakes, and volcanoes – issues that affect our current lives, and our future. 

In addition:
  • Room and Board costs will be provided in full
  • And, travel expenses will be reimbursed