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Contact: Doug Owen, 208-604-0204
The stark, other-worldly landscape of Idaho’s vast lava desert is the focus of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Symposium to be held June 22-24 at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES), with field trips to the INL (Idaho National Laboratory) on June 22nd and to Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve on June 24th. On the 24th two field trips will be offered, one by retired Park Geologist/Education Specialist, Douglass Owen to the main visitor use area of Craters of the Moon National Monument, and the other by ISU Professor Emeritus Scott Hughes to Kings Bowl Lava Field with an emphasis on current NASA research occurring in the area.
The symposium is a multi-disciplinary exploration of scientific inquiry into Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve and the Eastern Snake River Plain with a special emphasis on geoscience education. Nineteen power point presentations and posters will be presented on June 23rd at CAES.
The Symposium is sponsored by the PWR NAGT, the Craters of the Moon Natural History Association (NHA), Idaho National Laboratory & WAI, and the National Park Service. Registration is $30 not including field trips, and the public is encouraged to attend. NAGT will cover registration costs for any K-12 teacher that register. In addition, ten scholarships for college students are available from the NHA.