Make Your Class Exciting through Earth Science
Instructor: J. R. Jones
8:30 am to 4:30 pm • Saturday, September 17
Location: EOG Training Facility • 539 N. Carancahua, Corpus Christi, TX
$50 per person (cost includes refreshments, lunch, field trip
transportation, and all course materials)
Maximum 30 persons (open to teachers only)
This earth science workshop targets grade 6 thru 12 TEKs but is also appropriate for elementary level teachers and will reinforce core earth science knowledge for all levels. Participants will earn 6 CPE’s. This workshop will include a morning classroom session then a field trip in the afternoon. Be prepared to have some fun. Sturdy, waterproof footwear is recommended.
The classroom session will cover the basics from plate tectonics to ground water, from sediments to rocks, and back to sediments. Discover the history of oil and gas production from whales to the Eagle Ford. Learn the background economics that drives the value of our resources.
The field trip topics will include 1) How bays are formed, 2) Erosion and deposition, 3) Man’s effect on the environment, 4) Wetlands value and importance to ocean health, 5) Changing salinities, 6) Relative sea level rise, 7) Subsidence, and 8) Restoration and enhancement.