Georgia Science Teachers Association meeting

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On Tuesday we loaded the recently-completed giant beaver in my truck, along with display panels and a bunch of other casts, and Brett and I headed south to Macon, Georgia. Through the end of the week we’ll be attending the meeting of the Georgia Science Teachers Association.

Besides our general displays of Pleistocene and Miocene fossils, we’re also introducing several teaching kits based on our casts. We also have a couple of presentations to make, including one on our virtual field trips for iPads.

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7 Responses to Georgia Science Teachers Association meeting

  1. I like the idea of the virtual field trip with Ipads. Sounds like an innovative teaching method – and probably saves a lot of teachers from getting overly frazzled by taking 30 kids on a school bus to a quarry!

  2. altondooley says:

    The virtual field trips have been fairly popular; we’ve had over 200 downloads, even though we have made any strong push to market them.

  3. altondooley says:

    Our presentation on the virtual field trips at the GSTA meeting was well attended, with about 40 people present, and we received a lot of positive feedback.

  4. The times, they are a-changin’! Good movement forward with the virtual field trips.

  5. altondooley says:

    “The times, they are a-changin’” is actually the title of one of the teacher’s kits we were offering at the conference.

  6. Well aren’t I the psychic then!

  7. PS Whoo hoo! More Burgess Shale related finds! http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/canadian-researchers-discover-mother-lode-of-fossils-in-b-c–park-144408422.html?vp=1
    And Dr. Dooley, I know u have been working on whales; there was a new whale species found at a school in Palo Alto (I think) CA. It apparently was being used as a landscape rock.

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