Resources for Online Geoscience Learning. With all the disruptions in education lately, courtesy of you know what, I have noticed a lot of people and organizations generously sharing ideas of online teaching and learning resources. It’s truly heartwarming—and helpful. Here are a few examples specific to the geosciences:
Since many students are home, check out the new
USGS Learning from Home Webpage. Your first stop for learning resources from USGS! Browse by grade level for fun and educational activities.https://t.co/rvO6kTBXFa pic.twitter.com/Ayj6h92rcu
— USGS (@USGS) March 17, 2020
Are you an instructor in the geosciences making a rapid transition to #onlineeducation as a result of your institution's response to COVID-19? @nagtgeo can help! Check out the evolving Teaching Geoscience Online portal of resources. https://t.co/iTF5IfNiSq
— UCGIS (@UCGIScience) March 17, 2020
— Appalachian Son (@gmincy) March 13, 2020
—Timothy Oleson, Science Editor
The Moon shows a slight crescent phase with most of its surface visible by reflected Earthlight known as ashen glow. pic.twitter.com/TqXUeEAi2Q
— payne (@subutayceyhan) March 16, 2020
It’s nice to see the Moon having fun. But, seriously, if the Moon ever did develop a ring that big, we would probably be in a lot of trouble.
—Kimberly Cartier, Staff Writer
Need a break from the bad news?
Check out @PopMech‘s “Ology” bracket which pits some of our favorite sciences against each other.
Oology🥚 vs. felinology🐱!
Conchology 🐚 vs. nephology ☁️!
Ferroequinology 🚂 vs. vexillology 🏁!https://t.co/vtiYJTLoEG
— Jennifer Leman (@jlorileman) March 17, 2020
Have you secretly felt like your science is the best science in the land (or universe)? Well, now is your time to prove it. Popular Mechanics is having a bracket to end all brackets: the Battle of the Ologies. The competition pins 64 fields of study against one another to duke it out for the grand “Best Science” title. With voting open in the first round, pitting agrostology against volcanology [grasses versus volcanoes —Ed.] against enigmatology and more, now is your time to root for the field you know the world couldn’t do without.
—Jenessa Duncombe, Staff Writer
Past Seasons Hidden Underground. To take a moment from the pandemic going on in our lives, let’s reflect on how Eos is going strong. We’re reporting news and still getting the magazine printed through snowmaggedon, power outages, and now COVID-19. Let’s not forget about how climate change is real.
—Melissa Tribur, Production Specialist
Time Has No Meaning at the North Pole. A gorgeous, thoughtful meditation on nothing less than the concept of time and how it informs our lives. À la recherche du temps Polarstern.
—Caryl-Sue, Managing Editor