When is this happening? My high school honors geology class is studying
geologic time right now.
From: GEOEDUCATION RESEARCH INTEREST GROUP
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Britta Bookhagen
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 8:32 AM
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Subject: Geo-educators for Lab Link:EARTHTIME
I am writing to inform interested teachers about the Lab Link: EARTHTIME
Please pass this email on to teachers and colleagues you think might be
Lab Link: EARTHTIME is a major initiative funded by the NSF to push the
of geochronology forward and the PI is Sam Bowring of MIT. There is
educational outreach component of the program that is being largely run
Denver Museum of Nature and Science. We at the MIT museum in
Bowring and his colleagues at the Denver Musuem of Nature and science
plan to expand these outreach activities, especially in the northeast.
component will be to connect high school students from the Boston area
nationally) with researchers in the Bowring Lab via the MIT Museum's
space for live audience video programs about the topic earth time/age of
Ultimately this will be expanded to other labs as well.
A selected audience of local high school earth science students will
live conversation among researchers at the MIT Museum while an online
of schools from across the US will watch a live webcast and contribute
questions through teleconferencing.
A live video setup at the Bowring Lab will provide students with an
and interactive glimpse of a working laboratory for geochronology, and
for moderated conversation among all parties: students watching the
students in the live audience, researchers at the MIT Museum, and
in the Bowring Lab.
Student engagement will continue after the event via online archived
follow-up lesson plans developed by the MIT Museum and the Bowring Lab.
Evaluation will be conducted through feedback collected from teachers in
Further information about the EARTHTIME project can be found on the
If you are interested in joining us (no matter if attending live or not)
you have any questions, please contact me at [log in to unmask]