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University of Northern Iowa - Earth Science Update Workshop 2012

Sponsored by the Iowa Limestone Producers Association ILPA


Presentations April 13, 2012
8:30 -9:00        Check-in and opening activities
                        (UNI Earth Science Faculty and Staff)

9:00 – 9:15     Real time hydrologic data acquisition and transmission at UNI (Iqbal)

9:15 to 9:50   Iowa’s Geology and Natural Resources through STEM (Heinzel & Gray)
Activity development – Project-based learning (Heinzel and Grey)

10 – 10:30       Geologic Mapping, Karst, and Groundwater? (Bob McKay, IGWS)  
10:30 to 11      Quaternary Research in Iowa (Steph Tassier-Surine, IGWS)                       

11 to 11:30 Dr. Groves “Limestone – A Great Natural Resource”
11:30 to 12:00 Teacher time (Open for discussions and inquiry…)

12:00-1:00       Lunch, Rm. 111, Food for thought - The UNI ES Lifestyle Challenge

1:00 –1:30       Travel time to Quarry approx. 30 min.

1:30 – 3:00      Introduction to the Quarry (Walters) collection of samples…          

3:00-3:30         Travel time back to Latham  

3:30 to 4:30     Sample identification, organization, and activity development discussion


Dr. Walters and Update teachers, A very windy day at BMC's Raymond Quarry!

windy day

Resources, internet

Annual Report of the Iowa State Geologist

UNI Earth Sci. Update links page

Understanding Science

Bedrock Geologic Map of Iowa Explanation

Dr. Morgan's astronomy links page


Current events

Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments


Drs. Groves and Gray working the ILPA teachers!


Video's discussed

Iowa Limestone Producers Association

Social, Emotional, Learning (SEL)