Integrating virtual fieldwork, paleontology collections, and visualization tools to enhance geoscience instruction for diverse audiences

Thursday, March 4 at 11:00AM (MDT): Dr. Lisa White


The extensive fossil holdings and significant online resources at the University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP) are accessible through educational websites, databases, specimen photographs, and digital archival materials. As the menu of virtual offerings expands and includes virtual field experiences of unique fossil sites supported by digitally integrated gigapixel-resolution images, UCMP has a special opportunity to bring the user to the extraordinary places where geoscientists work. Complementing these efforts is the launch of a new instructional resource, Understanding Global Change, which provides rich visualizations on an interactive canvas that can be used to map and model global change phenomenon. These and other UCMP resources are central to our efforts to foster diversity in geoscience and we target a range of students from pre-college to community college, while widely sharing resources with public audiences.

2021 – Dr. Lisa White