2017 GSA Cordilleran Section

Short Courses and Workshops

The Geoscience Hotspot REGISTER

23–25 May 2017 • Honolulu, Hawai‘i USA
Hawai‘i Convention Center

Halemaumau lava lake, Photographer J. Taddeucci.
Halemaumau lava lake, Photographer J. Taddeucci.


1. Generic Mapping Tools for Geologists.
Mon. 22 May, 8:30am-4:30pm.
Paul Wessel, Univ. of Hawai‘i, pwessel@hawaii.edu.
Description: The Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) is a widely used open source toolset for scientists engaged in data analysis and map making. This short course will examine new capability in GMT5 in support of geologists, such as custom symbols, patterns, ternary diagrams and map embellishments. For more information, see the web page for this short course.

2.Tsunami Awareness.
Mon. 22 May — Canceled.

Big Volcano 1924 (Emerson)
Kilauea explosion, 1924. Photo: O. Emerson

During Meeting

3. Hawaiian Volcanoes and Hazards Education Using Jigsaw Activities.


4. Preparing for Volcanic Crisis.
Fri. 26 May, 8:30am-4:30pm.
Bruce Houghton, Univ. of Hawai‘i, bhought@soest.hawaii.edu;
Wendy Cockshell, Univ. of Hawai‘i, wendyc@soest.hawaii.edu.
Description:  The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center is running FEMA’s AWR-233 Volcano Crisis Awareness course during GSA. This short course workshop was developed jointly by the Univ. of Hawai‘i and the Volcano Hazards program of the USGS. Taught modules deal with physical and social aspects of volcanic crises and are followed by a 4-hour long eruption scenario for Mauna Loa volcano.

5. Integrating Virtual Grand Canyon Field Trips into Your High-Enrollment Introductory Geoscience Class.
REVISED Fri. 26 May, 8:00 am-12:00pm.
Natalie Bursztyn, California State Univ. Fullerton, nbursztyn@fullerton.edu.
Description: This workshop will introduce faculty to mobile augmented reality (AR) field trips through Grand Canyon, covering the topics of geologic time, structures, and hydrologic processes. Participants will download and work through the AR field trips with their iOS or Android devices and receive accompanying materials to help integrate the AR field trips into their classes.
Requirements: This course requires participants to bring an android or iOS cell phone or tablet to the class. If bringing an iPad, this iPad must be cellular enabled (not WiFi only). Prior to arrival, participants must download all three (3) of the following "GCX" apps from the App Store or Google Play. Please search "GCX" and download each of the following your device: (1) GCX: Geologic Time; (2) GCX: Geologic Structures; and (3) GCX: Hydrologic Processes.
App store links:
GCX: Geologic Time
GCX: Geologic Structures
GCX: Hydrologic Processes
Google Play links:
GCX: Geologic Time
GCX: Geologic Structures
GCX: Hydrologic Processes

6. Earth in Context: Resources for Integrating Earth Literacy with Societal Issues across the Curriculum.
REVISED Fri. 26 May, 1:00pm-5:00pm.
Anne Egger, Central Washington Univ. and National Association of Geoscience Teachers, annegger@geology.cwu.edu.
Description: Are you interested in preparing students to be problem-solvers in a future where sustainability will require a robust understanding of the intersections between the Earth and society? In this workshop, we will explore community-built, data-rich materials that address these grand challenges, and work to adapt the materials to your institutional and geographic setting.


Craig R. Glenn

Steve Martel
Ralph Moberly

Technical Session Co-Chairs
Henrietta Dulai
Greg Moore
Brian Popp

Field Trips Co-Chairs
Scott Rowland
Bruce Houghton

Steve Martel

Garrett Ito

Student Volunteer Chair
Robert Dunn


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