Earth2Class Workshops this Fall feature two special themes: the “IODP
(Integrated Ocean Drilling Program) 'School of Rock' Workshops” and the
“Lamont Contributions to the IPY (International Polar Year).”
In July, seventeen teachers--including E2C founder Mike Passow--and twelve IODP researchers and staff members
participated in the "School
of Rock 2007: Exploring Ocean Cores at the Gulf Coast Repository."
(If you want, you can read the
official press release.)
In our September E2C workshop, LDEO Borehole Research Group
Jill Weinberger, E2C Organizer Dr. Michael
J. Passow, and others shared research about gas hydrates, along with selected educational activities and
materials developed by the first and second SOR participants.
In this second SOR/BRG Workshop, Gilles
Guerin will explain how strings of instruments lowered down the borehole
reveal much more about the properties and histories of sea floor
sediments and rocks. Gilles earned his PhD here at Columbia through his
research into geophysical signatures of marine sediment processes. He
has been the Logging Scientist on eight JOIDES Resolution
voyages, as well as on other expeditions.
We will also have an opportunity to pilot
test an educational activity about downhole logging that Gilles and Mike
created for the SOR, as well as more opportunities to
work through some of the
classroom activities developed by JOI Learning and the School of
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