The Earth2Class Workshops this fall will feature two special themes:
“International Polar Year” and “Helping Students Interpret Data”.
During the 2007 – 2008 IPY, thousands of scientists from all over
the world will conduct large- and small-scale studies of the Arctic
and Antarctic. Our opening Workshop will provide insights about one
of the largest international programs underway to gather evidence
that will help us understand Antarctica's geological history.
scientist is Trevor Williams, who will soon
depart to participate in ANDRILL (ANtarctic
geological DRILLing). This is a multinational
collaboration comprised of more than 200
scientists, students, and educators from five
nations (Germany, Italy, New Zealand, the United
Kingdom and the United States) to recover
stratigraphic records from the Antarctic margin
using Cape Roberts Project (CRP) technology. The
chief objective is to drill back in time to
recover a history of paleoenvironmental changes
that will guide our understanding of how fast,
how large, and how frequent were glacial and
interglacial changes in the Antarctica region.
Future scenarios of global warming require
guidance and constraint from past history that
will reveal potential timing frequency and site
of future changes.
Our "Educational Applications" session in the afternoon will focus
partly on using E2C online resources, and partly on sharing among E2C