EDUCATION-OUTREACH

The observatory also takes full advantage of existing out-reach programs sponsored by the USDA International Institute of Tropical Forestry IITF and the USGS-WEBB program, including the Luquillo HELP program (http:///www.luquillohelp.upr.edu/), University of Puerto Rico watershed programs, and the educational activities of the El Yunque National Forest. Because several of LCZO PI’s are also involved with CUASHI, LTER, NEON, and other USGS-WEBB watersheds, there are ample opportunities for outreach and collaborations with those groups. The LCZO also sponsors public cyberseminars where PI’s and graduate students can present their latest research via an internet conferencing service LCZO researchers also participate in the NSF sponsored El Verde REU site seminar series and the Luquillo LTER-School Yard program.

Integrated, multi-institutional education is a central component of the LCZO. Because the LCZO involves a diversity of scientists and natural resource managers from a range of different institutions (i.e. Research Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, Government Research Centers) both students and LCZO researchers are exposed to a range of cross-disciplinary approaches and techniques. To promote these synergistic relationships, LCZO students are linked with USGS and USFS scientists and colleagues from other Universities.  These researchers are active participants of their graduate committees and assist and mentor students throughout their projects.
The observatory also takes full advantage of existing out-reach programs sponsored by the USDA International Institute of Tropical Forestry IITF and the USGS-WEBB program, including the Luquillo HELP program (http:///www.luquillohelp.upr.edu/), University of Puerto Rico watershed programs, and the educational activities of the El Yunque National Forest. Because several of LCZO PI’s are also involved with CUASHI, LTER, NEON, and other USGS-WEBB watersheds, there are ample opportunities for outreach and collaborations with those groups. The LCZO also sponsors public cyberseminars where PI’s and graduate students can present their latest research via an internet conferencing service LCZO researchers also participate in the NSF sponsored El Verde REU site seminar series and the Luquillo LTER-School Yard program.
Cross-site collaborations and international exchange have been a traditional component of Luquillo geoscience. The LCZO builds on these informal efforts and formally invite students and researchers from other areas to collaborate with the site.  Recent international exchanges have involved students and researchers with the:
Laboratoire de Geochimie-Cosmochimie of Paris-Universites
Virje Universitat of Amsterdam
British Geological Survey Isotope lab
Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad de México, DF, Mexico
Instituto de Biología Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales Universidad de Antioquia Medellín, COLOMBIA

Future activities will involve workshops with local geotechnical groups, including geotechnical engineers, well drilling companies, and consulting and government hydrologists.  The focal topics of these workshops will involve the critical zone science and sediment pollution and water management.


Education/Outreach News

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Undergraduate course curriculum, “Introduction to Critical Zone Science,” available free online

23 Jun 2017 - A 15-week semester-long upper-level undergraduate course curriculum entitled “Introduction to Critical Zone Science” is now available free online.

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Contribute a classroom/field activity to NAGT’s Teach the Earth

22 May 2017 - Contribute a classroom or field activity to Teach the Earth.

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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


Data Jam Teacher Workshop held November 18th

30 Nov 2016 - On November 18, 2016, twenty science teachers from the Puerto Rico private and public school sectors participated in a six-hour Data Jam Workshop.

Critical Zone Profile - Diego Barcellos

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

Joint AGU-ESA Event Brings Together Collaborative Networks

17 Aug 2015 - Members of AGU and the Ecological Society of America came together in their first joint event to discuss opportunities for research collaboration.

CZO Ecology Session at ESA 2015 Meeting

16 Jul 2015 - A session entitled 'Ecology in the Critical Zone" will take place at the Ecological Society of America (ESA) 2015 Meeting held  from August...

Salon on Deep Critical Zone Architecture held June 14-18, 2015

26 Jun 2015 - An international group of 17 researchers met at Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, Colorado for 3.5 days of presentations and discussions on the nature of...

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