The EarthScope National Office is excited to invite all who are interested to attend the EarthScope Alaska-Yukon Regional Workshop for Interpretive Professionals. This workshop will be the 10th in a series of EarthScope workshops that attempt to connect informal educators with place-based Earth science in North America. The upcoming workshop will have a focus on the geology of Alaska and Eastern Canada¬. It will also have a focus on the Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964, including a field trip to view evidence of this quake. This workshop will be free to all who attend. Food and accommodation will be provided for by the EarthScope National Office.
EarthScope is an NSF-funded Earth science project that attempts to image Earth’s interior with a focus on North American plate tectonics. This workshop will allow for all attendees to hear from and interact with scientific professionals from universities, interpretive environments, and scientific institutions from across the continent. The workshop will prepare interpretive professionals to gain a better understanding of the landscape, tectonics, and geologic history of the region.
The workshop will be hosted by the Alaska Science Center in Anchorage, Alaska on April 28-30, 2014. We are especially encouraging all city, state and national park staff and museum personnel to apply.
For more information and registration click here.
PHOTO CAPTION/CREDIT: Twenty-six interpretive professionals participated in the EarthScope Northeastern Regional Workshop for Interpretive Professional in September 2013. Part of the workshop included fieldwork and access to EarthScope data. A similar format will be replicated in the upcoming EarthScope Alaska-Yukon Regional Workshop for Interpretive Professionals that will take place in Anchorage, April 28-30, 2014. EarthScope photo.