On Monday and Tuesday (7/11-7/12) I led a workshop for SW Kansas Middle School Teachers on Earthquakes and Volcanoes. It was held in the computer lab of the Kenneth Henderson Middle School in Garden City, KS.
The workshop was a lot of fun. I covered mainly Plate Tectonics concepts on Monday and then Earthquakes Tuesday morning and Volcanoes on Tuesday afternoon. The teachers were enthralled by Google Earth. In hindsight, I wish I’d had a third day to expand on the volcano stuff in particular… oh well, maybe next year.
Funding for the workshop was provided through the No Child Left Behind Act. Much of the press I’ve heard about the act has been negative or emphasizing the controversial aspects of the Act, but I’ve got to go on record that my experience with this aspect of it was overwhelmingly positive.