EDUCATION-OUTREACH

Sampling of macroinvertebrates, porosity networks, and soil hydraulic properties provides ample opportunities for in-field education.  

A variety of education and outreach activities are planned as part of the Calhoun CZO. 

Undergraduate Research and Education.  Our project will reach out to undergraduates who are already interested in Critical Zone research as well as for the broader population of students and faculty who may currently know little about the Critical Zone.  The program will be based at Roanoke College (an undergraduate institution), however efforts will be supported at research universities. Undergraduate research will be supported through summer positions associated with on-going research projects and shadowing opportunities, along with travel support to promote student attendance at conferences and workshops.  Undergraduate research opportunities will be widely advertised, and we plan to participate in North Carolina State University's new REU in soil science.

Workshops for Young CZO Scientists.  We will hold summer workshops at the Calhoun in year 1, 3, and for invited young scientists, ranging from undergraduate and graduate students to Assistant Professors and beginning research scientists.  We will follow a workshop model we developed during a NSF-sponsored Research Coordination Network that ran from 2007-2012 (NSF EAR-DEB, 0541826).

Annual Meeting Symposia. The PIs will continue to sponsor sessions and symposia at meetings such as AGU, SSSA, Goldschmidt, and ESA on topics directly related to the CZ science. 

Duke’s WISeNet-IGERT.  We will draw the attention of PhD applicants to the Duke University IGERT Wireless Intelligent Sensor Networks, and to the Nicholas School of the Environment; Pratt School of Engineering; and the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and History.  We will offer fellowships for some of the best students in these programs and encourage participation in our Young Scientist Workshop held at the Calhoun CZO.


Education/Outreach News

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Zach Brecheisen wins the Frederick K. Weyerhaeuser Forest History Fellowship

27 Apr 2017 - The Forest History Society announces that Zachary Brecheisen is the 2017-18 recipient of the F. K. Weyerhaeuser Fellowship! The fellowship consists...

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2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society

06 Apr 2017 - 2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society.

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K-12 Soil Science Teacher Resources

24 Mar 2017 - The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is a professional scientific society, made up of soil scientists, educators, and consultants focused on...

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Diego Barcellos Featured in UGA Graduate School Magazine

08 Feb 2017 - The Winter 2017 issue of UGA Graduate features an in-depth article about cross-CZO grad student Diego Barcellos

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Bruno Latour talks about the Calhoun CZO in Munich

08 Dec 2016 - Bruno Latour, anthropologist and philosopher of science, gave a talk on Critical Zone science and the Anthropocene entitled "From the Anthropocene...

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Eight new soil pits dug at the Calhoun!

17 Oct 2016 - Eight soil pits were installed at the Calhoun CZO on 17-18 October 2016 for easy access for soil sampling down to 2 meters. Photo: Will Cook.

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USFS Photos from the Historic Archive of the Calhoun Experimental Forest

03 Oct 2016 - Just posted, thanks to efforts of Don Nelson, Kathy O'Neill, Mike Coughlan, Michael Lonneman, Zachary Meyers, and many other students, is an...

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An illustrated introduction to the Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory!

22 Sep 2016 - An introduction to the Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory, by Justin Richardson and Dan Richter, illustrated by Alana McGillis has just been posted!...

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The Calhoun Experimental Forest featured in USFS publication

30 Mar 2016 - The USFS Southern Research Station's CompassLive blog features an article about the history of the Calhoun Experimental Forest, founded in 1947....

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Sino-USA CZO scientists meet to discuss future collaborations

09 Oct 2015 - About 60 Chinese and American critical zone scientists met in Guiyang, China for two days of discussions and presentations on the significance of...


Field trip to quarry near Calhoun CZO

09 Jun 2016 - On Thursday 9 June 2016, Paul Schroeder led a several hour tour of the Hanson Aggregates Quarry (AKA Mary Lou Rock Quarry) in Clinton SC, about 15...

Critical Zone Profile - Diego Barcellos

09 Jun 2016 - PhD Student, Soil Science, University of Georgia

Historic Legacy Sediments Examined at 2016 Summer Science Meeting

03 Jun 2016 - The Calhoun CZO held its third annual Summer Science Days meeting.  In the photo, Calhoun researchers discuss a 18th-19th century pine root...

Critical Zone Profile - KATHERINE O’NEILL (ecosystem ecologist, Associate Professor)

15 Nov 2015 - Associate Professor, Environmental Science, Roanoke College

Bruno Latour, Science philosopher and anthropologist visits scientists at the Calhoun CZO

09 Oct 2015 - A dozen diverse scientists and scholars from five universities, united by their interest in Prof. Latour and in human-nature relations, traveled by...

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