To build community learning and involvement, UFERN hosted a series of monthly interactive webinars within the 2018-2019 school year. These webinars generally occurred every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10 am Pacific time. The webinars also serve as a forum for working groups to share the results of their work and integrate across topics with the network.
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Follow the links below to view webinar recordings and references.
||Topic and Time
|Dr. Susan Singer, Provost and VP Academic Affairs at Rollins College
||“Undergraduate field experiences: Challenges and opportunities”
April 26th, 2018 @ 8:00 am PST
|Dr. Diana Dalbotten, Diversity Director for the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory at University of Minnesota
Dr. Emily Geraghty Ward, Associate Professor of Geology at Rocky Mountain College
|“Using place-based, community-inspired research to broaden participation in the Geosciences”
November 14th, 2018 @ 10 am PST
|Dr. Alison Jolley, Science Teaching and Learning Fellow/Lecturer at University of British Columbia with special guest, Lori Rock, founder, and visual content artist at BigIdeaZoo
||“Can’t beat it on a good day: Investigating student experiences on field trips with different instructors and variable weather”
December 12th, 2018 @ 10 am PST
|Dr. Dave Mogk, Professor of Geology at Montana State University
||“Entering the Community of Practice: Learning (Acceptable) Behaviors in the Field”
January 24th, 2019 @ 10 am PST
*Note the schedule change in January*
|Alicia Farmer, Program Manager of the Transforming Learning Program at University of Michigan
Dr. Stephanie Shaulskiy, Program Evaluation Coordinator of the Transforming Learning Program at University of Michigan
|“Transforming Learning at the University of Michigan Biological Station: bridging the gap between environmental science and other disciplines addressing today’s complex environmental and public health challenges”
February 13th, 2019 @ 10 am PST
|Dr. Alison Stokes, Lecturer in Earth and Environmental Science Education at University of Plymouth
||“Knowing that there’s going to be uncertainty is a certainty in itself: working towards inclusive and accessible geoscience field education”
March 13th, 2019 @ 10 am PST
|Drafting a UFERN Framework
||A discussion about the initial draft of a framework highlighting the factors that influence undergraduate field experiences.
April 10th, 2019 @ 10 am PST
|Dr. Erik Dutilly, founder and president of the Western Institute for Education Evaluation and Consulting (link)
||“Student Recruitment and Selection into STEM Undergraduate Research Programs”
May 8th, 2019 @ 10 am PST