Research Community

The primary avenue for CZO education of research peers is through national meetings.

The CZOs include a staffed booth in the exhibit hall at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union and have also presented booth exhibits at the annual meetings of the Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, Ecological Society of America, and the Goldschmidt Conference.

The CZOs also regularly communicate with and engage over 1000 members of the Critical Zone Exploration Network (www.czen.org)

The back wall banner for the CZO booth displays a schematic representation of the interplay between the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and lithosphere as well as the range of spatial scales of observation required to fully characterize and understand Critical Zone processes.

Educational Resources (examples for the research community)

  • Grades 13 - Professional

    2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society

    All Disciplines

    Video

    Preview

    Cross-CZO

  • × Screenshot from a video showing several drainages in cultivated fields.  Screenshot is from a webinar titled 'Blue Revolution: Water scarcity in a changing world'

    Grades 13 - Professional

    2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society

    All Disciplines

    Video

    Watch six science lectures that highlight the importance of the Critical Zone on society and environmental sustainability. Many topics are discussed including soil degradation, drought resilience, water security, flooding, landslides, wildfire, ecosystem services, public policy, and more.

    Educational Objectives

    Viewers will be able to discuss the aspects of the CZ vulnerable to the presence of humanity, and how they may be altered due to global climate and land-use change. 

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    Audience: Higher Education • Research Community

    Observatory: National CZO • Catalina-Jemez CZO • IML CZO • Shale Hills CZO • Sierra CZO

    Author: Susan Brantley (PSU), David Breshears (UoA), Jason Field (UoA, Praveen Kumar (UIllinois), Roger Bales (UC-Merced), Jon Pelletier (UoA) and Steve Banwart (ULeeds)


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  • Grades 3 - 16

    Technical tools of real and virtual fieldwork

    All Disciplines

    Virtual Fieldwork & Activity +

    Preview

    National

  • × Screenshot of a webpage including a Google Street View spherical panorama of a highly instrumented tree at the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory.

    Grades 3 - 16

    Technical tools of real and virtual fieldwork

    All Disciplines

    Virtual Fieldwork • Activity • Project

    See an annotated list of technical tools for creating Virtual Fieldwork Experiences about a site. Tools include smartphone apps for capturing imagery and other data as well as accessing information (ie geologic maps). Desktop and web-based software is also included, as is some hardware.

    Educational Objectives

    Users will both create and access media to explain why a site looks the way it does.

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    Audience: K-12 • General Public • Higher Education • Research Community

    Observatory: National CZO

    Author: Don Haas (PRI)


  • Grades 13 - Professional

    Critical Zone Oxford Bibliography

    All Disciplines

    Article & Information

    Preview

    National

  • × A screengrab of the Critical Zone entry in Oxford Bibliographies.

    Grades 13 - Professional

    Critical Zone Oxford Bibliography

    All Disciplines

    Article • Information

    Delve into Critical Zone Science (history, future directions, and components) via an annotated bibliography of selected resources (last updated May 2016). Note that access to all of the content requires a subscription to Oxford Bibliographies.

    Educational Objectives

    This resource is an annotated bibliography of Critical Zone related selected resources, making it a gateway to satisfying a wide range of objectives.

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    Audience: Higher Education • Research Community

    Observatory: National CZO

    Author: Tim White (Penn State) and Sarah Sharkey (Penn State)


    Funding: NSF CZO

  • Grades K - Professional

    Mt. Lemmon science tour app

    All Disciplines

    App & Tour

    Preview

    Catalina-Jemez

  • × A view from Mt. Lemmon.  Two hikers stand on a rock outcrop and look down onto the steep valleys below.

    Grades K - Professional

    Mt. Lemmon science tour app

    All Disciplines

    App • Tour

    Use a narrative "science tour" app for the drive up Mt. Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona. Travel from desert to pine forest, listening to the audio guide and watching slideshows and videos. Learn how our world is sustained by natural environments, systems, and cycles.

    Educational Objectives

    Describe the natural history of Mt. Lemmon with special attention to geology and biology. The tour follows the Catalina Highway to the top of Mt. Lemmon.

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    Audience: K-12 • General Public • Higher Education • Research Community

    Observatory: Catalina-Jemez CZO

    Author: Producer: Shipherd Reed (Univ. of Arizona)

    Funding: NSF CZO, Contributions from UA College of Science and other regional organizations

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Events

Geoscience Senior Theses Presentations


541 Deike Building.

(Shale Hills)

All-Hands Meeting


117 EES Building and the CZO field sites.

(Shale Hills)

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