The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), Deep Earth Academy, and the Consortium for Ocean Leadership have announced their School
of Rock for 2009 — Cores, CORKS and Hydrology on the Juan de Fuca Ridge. The "corks" part does not refer to red wine, nor will Jack Black will be teaching (sigh), but it sounds like a pretty fun week at sea for any science teachers interested to apply.
CORKs are Circulation Obviation Retrofit Kits installed in exploratory drill holes to monitor conditions. Its hard core geology, dude. Learn more about CORKS here.
School of Rock 2009 will be a
hands-on, research-based expedition for Earth and ocean science
educators. Slated for 23 June – 5 July 2009 aboard the JOIDES Resolution,
this workshop is open to science teachers at all levels, including
undergraduate faculty, preservice, and informal educators. Help spread the word by posting this announcement wherever you
can, and sharing with friends and family who teach.
The application and further information are available at http://www.oceanleadership.org/learning/school_of_rock/09. The deadline is Wednesday, 4 February 2009. – PJE