MSI REaCH gives faculty from MSIs across the country an immersive opportunity to expand their knowledge of Earth’s climate record and build scientific skills through a week of hands-on paleoclimate investigation. Participants analyze data from sediment cores collected by the International Ocean Discovery Program.

Participants gain:

  • Hands-on experience working with ocean sediment cores and identifying climate change information from microfossils and physical characteristics of core contents
  • Data-rich curriculum on the geologic perspective of climate change
  • Guidance in identifying resources to support curriculum development and adaptation, and to support design of student research projects
  • Mentoring to support resource implementation from research scientists and undergraduate education specialists

Upon workshop completion participants:

  • Integrate workshop paleoclimate curriculum into new or existing geoscience courses
  • Begin or expand paleooceanography paleoclimate and/or marine science research opportunities for undergraduate students
  • Present their curriculum or research outcomes at a professional meeting

This program is funded by the National Science Foundation.

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