Mini-Lessons Meeting

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, New York
May 28- 29, 2009

Using MARGINS Data in the Undergraduate Classroom

A two-day MARGINS workshop designed to refine, complete, and evaluate teacher-ready mini-lessons for the undergraduate classroom will be held 28th-29th May 2009 at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. The decade-long NSF MARGINS program has generated a wealth of data for use in the undergraduate classroom. This workshop will focus on polishing, evaluating and publishing on-line a diverse suite of teacher-ready mini-lessons to complement those already available.

Important MARGINS data tools and resources, including the MARGINS Data Portal, GeoMapApp, Virtual Ocean, SedDB and PetDB will be demonstrated at the workshop. This will be a hands-on workshop. In advance of the workshop, participants are required to evaluate an existing mini-lesson or provide an idea for a new mini-lesson. Workshop meals and shared hotel accommodation will be provided. MARGINS also has some money available to help successful applicants offset the cost of travel.

The deadline for applications is 15th March 2009. The deadline for successful applicants to submit materials (an evaluation or a new idea) is 15th April 2009.

The simple application form is here:

Other useful links:

MARGINS mini-lessons:
Mini-lessons by topic:
Mini-lessons evaluation:

Workshop Information

Workshop Documents

  • Agenda
  • Mini-lessons


Useful Information

  • Conference venue; Lamont Campus
  • New York Airports
    • Newark (EWR)
    • Kennedy (JFK)
    • Laguardia (LGA)

MARGINS is an NSF funded program

The MARGINS Office is Hosted by Columbia University

Last updated Monday, June 8, 2009