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    William Rose

    Presenter
    May 16, 2016 | 03:04 p.m.

    Imagine you are a random person encountering a video kiosk at a park visitor center. You decide to watch a 4 min video about earth science and this park—your first encounter with outdoor earth science. Does this effort open awareness of a new world? If so that is what we aimed for… Cheers to you Bill Rose and Erika Vye

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    Colleen Lewis

    Facilitator
    May 17, 2016 | 10:43 a.m.

    I really appreciate that you take us behind the scenes to your thought processes in making these videos!
    I also enjoyed watching the videos here: vimeo.com/user48832609
    These seem like they’d be appropriate for kids too. Have you thought about connecting these to specific science standards in K-12?
    Have you thought about trying to disseminate the videos through something like www.gooru.org?
    Thanks for sharing!
    - Colleen

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    William Rose

    Presenter
    May 18, 2016 | 06:51 a.m.

    Thanks for these thoughts. We have a very active group working on science standards in MiSTAR, and we will mention this possible connection. —Bill

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    Cullen White

    Facilitator
    May 19, 2016 | 03:21 a.m.

    As a PK-12 educator, I feel obligated to echo Colleen’s sentiments. Your strategy could certainly be leveraged with great success in a middle or high school science classroom (my experience isn’t at the primary levels, so I’m hesitant to comment on what would/wouldn’t be developmentally appropriate, but I bet it could work there too!).

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    Barry Fishman

    Facilitator
    May 17, 2016 | 04:14 p.m.

    Beautiful video images of the UP! Your initial comment about kiosks, and Colleen’s note about Gooru (also a great site) both speak to dissemination. Have you thought about some kind of geo-enabled phone app, so that if there is a video relevant to where you are, you get a notification about it?

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    William Rose

    Presenter
    May 18, 2016 | 06:54 a.m.

    Thanks. We do have QR Code connections to field signage already in place at many field sites, which does allow web links, including video.

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    Catherine Matthews

    May 18, 2016 | 12:11 a.m.

    The idea of a phone app is great. I’ve always wanted that kind of technology so that I could enjoy a kind of e-field trip as I’ve flown/driven/ridden a train cross country.

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    Erika Vye

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    May 18, 2016 | 08:03 a.m.

    Thanks for the suggestions to connect to the Gooru site, new to me and such a great resource! A phone app notifying you that you are near an interesting geosite is a good next step for our efforts. Thanks for your comments!

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    Cullen White

    Facilitator
    May 19, 2016 | 03:27 a.m.

    I love the app idea, but there are so many interesting geosites around the nation and globe for people to learn about. What strategies are you using, or have you considered using to increase the number of sites that have been accounted for with your approach?

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    Erika Vye

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    May 23, 2016 | 02:34 p.m.

    Thanks Cullen, we have been working with the National Park Service on promoting geosites and geoheritage around the country. They have just launched an Unofficial National Register of Geoheritage Sites, we are in the process of adding our list to this site. Anyone can add to this, it’s a great way to connect geosites all over the country. For more info visit this link: http://www.nature.nps.gov/geology/geoheritage/g...

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WILLIAM ROSE

Michigan Tech, Northwestern University

Geoheritage Field Education in Michigan's UP
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As part of Earth Scope Geophysical Efforts we fashioned three 4-5 min videos for use as outreach awareness in the Keweenaw and Isle Royale, where the Mid-continent Rift geology can be demonstrated in dramatic field locations. Each video focusses on simple ideas: The Hot Spot, The Rift and the Redbed sediments filling the Rift. The videos aim at a general audience and are being evaluated for use in a variety of visitor centers for national and state parks and local museums and tourism information centers. We used Google Earth movies and drones to help visualize and read landscapes, and we along used outcrop visits where we read the rocks.