Enabling Inclusive Geoscience Field Experiences through Technology and Collaborative Strategies
September 9, 2020: Dr. Anita Marshall
The Grace Anne Stewart Speaker Series will be hosting our next webinar next week! We will be hosting Dr. Anita Marshall from the University of Florida on Wednesday, September 9 at 11:00AM MDT (18:00 GMT +1). Dr.Marshall is well known for her advocacy for disabilities in geoscience and will be speaking on Enabling Inclusive Geoscience Field Experiences through Technology and Collaborative Strategies. We highly recommend this seminar and discussion for both faculty and students in EAS.
Field work is incredibly valuable in terms of learning opportunities and scientific advancement, as well as personal and professional growth for students. Traditionally, field work has been exclusive to a narrow demographic, but there is a growing call for more inclusive field experiences. Based on an evaluation of disability-inclusive field projects as well as personal experience undertaking field research with a physical disability, this presentation will outline tips and best practices for maximizing inclusion and building strong learning communities in any setting, be it classroom, lab, field, or virtual.
Be sure to schedule time for both the seminar and the discussion! With the semester starting back up, post seminar discussions will count as PD events once again as well.