3-12 Earth/Space Science Teachers Workshop

More! Rocks In Your Head! Sponsored by the Oklahoma City Geological Foundation & AAPG. 3rd-8th grade teachers; high school Earth & Space Science teachers welcome!

Instructor: Janie Schuelke, Geoscience Education Consultant
Date: Saturday, October 3, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Fee: $20 includes workshop, materials and lunch (open to elementary & high school educators only)
Limit: Limited to first 45 to register

Nationally acclaimed workshop, More! Rocks in Your Head!, covers a full scope of earth sciences. Comprehensive manual and materials enable full or partial incorporation into curriculum. Hands-on projects involve students. This workshop empowers educators, regardless of scientific expertise. Topics: Earth's Structure; Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks; Soil; Caves; Erosion and Deposition; Minerals; Plate Tectonics; Land Feature Maps; Fossils and Global History; Relative and Absolute Age Dating; Mining and Reclamation; Fossil Fuels; Energy Resources; and Earth Science Careers.

Janie Schuelke brings a unique gift to the teaching world. A blend of a science background and passion mixed with enthusiastic creativity and the ability to explain complex subjects on many levels produces an atmosphere of learning enjoyed by both the science enthusiast and the science challenged. After receiving her BS in Geology from University of Houston, she worked in 3D marine seismic processing. Once she had children, she became a substitute and a G/T College for Kids instructor. Since 1998 she has been traveling the US to teach over 4000 teachers with More! Rocks in Your Head earth science workshop. As a member of AAPG, SEG, Geophysical Society of Houston, and Houston Geological Society plus being the daughter of a renowned petrophysicist and married to an applied research geophysicist, Janie keeps abreast of current ideas in the petroleum industry.

Participants Receive:

  • "More! Rocks in Your Head" Classroom-Ready Manual with hands-on projects, G/T, cross-curricular ideas
  • Great Rock and Mineral Teaching Samples
  • "ENERGIZE Your Future" Career Guide Book
  • "Oil and Natural Gas" Hard-Cover Book
  • "Hunt for Fossil Fuels" oil exploration game
  • Tapestry of Time and Terrain geologic map of USA
  • Certificate for 6 CPE