UH West Oʻahu Natural Sciences Laboratory Manager Carrie Tome and Geology Lecturer Sarah Glancy made presentations during the Western Regional National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference in Nevada last week.
Tome and Glancy discussed how ice cores can tell a story of climate change that can be related to students and presented how model ice cores could be constructed with simple materials during their workshop titled “Ice Cores and Climate Change.”
The NSTA conference on science education took place in Reno, Nev., Oct. 11 to 13, and carried the theme “Elevating Science: Digging Deeper.” The event was geared toward meeting the needs of science teachers and helping educators elevate their own understanding as well as that of their students. The NSTA is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.
Associate Professor of Science Education, Richard Jones, also presented several Earth System sessions in Reno and serves on the Council of the National Science Teachers Association representing NSTA’s District XVI (Hawaiʻi, California, Nevada, Guam, American Samoa, and the Territories of the Pacific).
Separately, Tome presented her own standards based session on Albedo and Glancy presented a second ice core related activity with her “Building a Personal Ice Core” hands-on session.
Tome’s and Glancy’s presentations were the result of curriculum enhancements at UH West Oʻahu based on their participation in the School of Ice Professional Development program for faculty at Minority Serving Institutions the past two summers.