Talks and Presentations.
- Sustainable Energy (Earth Day “Reusable Brown Bag Chat-a-Thon” 22 April 2020).
- Climate Change: The Basics. (19 November 2019).
- GIS Educators Day. Dr. Tim LeDoux and Dr. Carsten Braun (NEARC, 20 October 2019).
- Climate Change and You: The Local Impacts and What We Can Do. (Agawam Public Library, 30 September 2019) handout.
- Sustainable Energy: The Basics. (27 September 2019).
- Mapping Opioids in Massachusetts. Drs. Alina Gross, Tim LeDoux, Brian Conz, Sam Ndegeah, and Carsten Braun (23 September 2019).
- The Earth Educators’ Rendezvous (EER) 2017 (11 April 2019).
- Climate Change and Sustainability. (29 November 2018).
- The Geographies of Racism. Drs. Alina Gross, Tim LeDoux, Brian Conz, and Carsten Braun (17 September 2018).
- The Science of Climate Change. Part of panel discussion Carbon Pricing in MA – A Key To Solving A Warming Climate (8 May 2018, Youtube video).
- Glaciers and Climate. Loomis Village, South Hadley (26 September 2017).
- Space, Place, and Perspective: Mapping and Perception. Dr. Carsten Braun and Dr. Tim LeDoux (11 September 2017).
- Library Research Lab: Does the Ozone Hole cause Global Warming? Earth Educators’ Rendezvous 2017, 17-21 July, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
- Glacier Mapping with ASTER on Ellesmere Island, Canada. ValleyGIS Group Meeting, 13 December 2016.
- The Global Connections Between Food and Global Warming. (Monday, 3 October 2016, New Hall B).
- Mapping (Shrinking) Glaciers Using GPS, GIS, and Remote Sensing: Examples from the Canadian High Arctic, Peru, Venezuela, and Kilimanjaro. Spring 2016 NEARC @ UMass Amherst. (PDF)
- Mapping, Stories and the Environment: Reading and Thinking Through Geography Lenses (29 September 2015, Part 1, Part 2).
- Carsten Braun: Maps Tell Stories. First-Year Convocation Faculty Speaker, 1 September 2015).
- Let’s talk Digital Humanities. Dr. Carsten Braun and Dr. Tim LeDoux (4 April 2018, 11:30 to 12:30, Faculty Center).
- Story Mapping Workshops (18 September 2015, 25 September 2015, 16 November 2015, 10 March 2016, 19 April 2016).
- HIST 0243 Mapping The New Deal. I was involved in this project and use of Story Maps early on, but they have taken it to a new level.
- Veterans @ Westfield State (8 October 2015).
- The Bonobo and the Atheist (by Frans de Waal) as a simple ArcGIS Online web app.
- The Connecticut River Higher Education Greenway. A ‘map’ of the ‘ecology’ of ‘green’ higher education opportunities in our area. This story map is a few years old and needs to be updated.
- My YouTube Channel (used for teaching).
- Google Blogger as e-Portfolio. The Blogger interface has changed a little, but the basic premise remains: Blogger is a nice and simple way for curating resources.
- Mount Cardigan Story Map. Simple combination of GPS tracking with online photographs and videos.
- Student Success Strategies.
CURCA: Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity.
I was one of the founding members of the CURCA and served as CURCA Faculty Director / CURCA Committee Chair until September 2018.
- Old CURCA Website
- 1st Annual Spring CURCA (6 May 2016)
- 2nd Annual Spring CURCA (3 May 2017)
- 3rd Annual Spring CURCA (4 May 2018)
- 1st Annual Fall CURCA (1 December 2017)
- Current CURCA Website
Undergraduate Research in Earth Science Classes: Engaging Students in the First Two Years.
I attended the SERC Workshop Undergraduate Research in Earth Science Classes: Engaging Students in the First Two Years (August 2014) and contributed two activities and one presentation:
- Activity: Library Research Lab: Does the Ozone Hole cause Global Warming?
- Activity: Streamflow Lab: How many people can drink from the Little River?
- Presentation: Introduction to Physical Geography and the (dreaded) gen-ed lab science requirement: Two lab projects to engage students in something that (they think) they have no interest in…