202 Symposium--Embedding Soils in STEM Education

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil Education and Outreach
Soils and soil science provide excellent and underappreciated opportunities to demonstrate scientific principles and show real-world practical applications for math, engineering and basic sciences such as chemistry, physics and biology.  Soils are also intrinsic to such sister applied sciences as geology, ecology and geography. This symposium aims to showcase successfully implemented paths to getting soils content into science and math classrooms at all education levels, from K-12 and University.

Education & Extension

Tuesday, November 17, 2015: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, L100 B

Laura Wendling and Ryosuke Fujinuma
Laura A. Wendling
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
8:40 AM
Soil 4 Youth Program Brings Soil Science to Canadian High School Education.
Maja Krzic, University of British Columbia; Julie Wilson, University of British Columbia; Nathan Basiliko, Laurentian University; Angela K. Bedard-Haughn, University of Saskatchewan; Elyn Humphreys, Carleton University; Saeed Dyanatkar, University of British Columbia; Paul Hazlett, Natural Resources Canada; Rachel Strivelli, University of British Columbia; Chris Crowley, University of British Columbia; Lesley Dampier, University of British Columbia
8:55 AM
Monitoring Soil Science Program for Schools in Western Australia.
Bob Fitzpatrick, University of Western Australia; Lyn K Abbott, University of Western Australia
9:10 AM
Soil Science in Primary Schools –Role of University Faculty in Facilitating Soil Science Teaching in Elementary School Education.
Ryosuke Fujinuma, University of Queensland; Sharon Williams, Goodna State School; Gerard Salmon, Goodna State School
9:25 AM
Growing the Next Generation of Young Women Scientists: Exciting Adventures in Soil Science.
DeAnn R. Presley, Kansas State University; Peter J. Tomlinson, Kansas State University
9:40 AM
10:25 AM
Trends in Undergraduate Soil Science Education in Canadian Universities and Colleges.
Amanda Diochon, Lakehead University; Nathan Basiliko, Laurentian University; Maja Krzic, University of British Columbia; Thomas T. Yates, University of Saskatchewan; Edith Olson, Lethbridge College; Jacynthe Masse, UBC; Brian Amiro, University of Manitoba; Darshani Kumaragamage, University of Winnipeg
10:40 AM
Strategies for Engaging Undergraduate Students in International Socio-Ecological Research – a Soil's Perspective.
Neil E. Brown, The Pennsylvania State University; Danielle M. Andrews, Pennsylvania State University; Jack Watson, The Pennsylvania State University
10:55 AM
11:25 AM
Embedding Soils in the General Education Undergraduate Curriculum.
Ganga M. Hettiarachchi, Kansas State University
11:40 AM
12:00 PM