Dr. Christy Visaggi Awarded Financial Support for “Mapping Georgia Through Deep Time: Exploring Fossils and the History of Life using Place-Based Learning in K-12.”
Dr. Christy Visaggi, Co-Coordinator and Director of Education and Outreach for the Georgia Geographic Alliance, received $2500 from the Paleontological Society in support of a teacher training workshop entitled “Mapping Georgia Through Deep Time: Exploring Fossils and the History of Life using Place-Based Learning in K-12.” The week-long summer program will emphasize hands-on learning in the lab and field of biological and geological concepts through the lens of geography. Topics will be covered based on Georgia Performance Standards and the impact of place-based learning assessed using pre- and post- surveys. Teachers will create a “GAPaleoTour” using National Geographic’s Map Maker Interactive upon conclusion of the workshop allowing for all K-12 schools to explore how changes in the fossil record are represented across Georgia. More details coming soon for this August workshop. Congratulations to Dr. Visaggi! Georgia Geography: we are reaching new heights!