Recent Staff Publications

Listed below are all the recent publications and presentations of the IGES staff. You can also find publications by name, clicking on the appropriate tab in the IGES Staff section. 

Nancy Colleton, President

 Theresa Schwerin, Vice President, Education

  • Smith, D.A., Peticolas, L., Schwerin, T.G., Shipp, S., and Manning, J.G. “Science and Science Education Go Hand-in-Hand: The Impact of the NASA Science Mission Directorate Education and Public Outreach Program,” ASP Conference Series, 2013.
  • Quoted in Jeffrey Mervis, “Educators, Lawmakers Question Proposed Reorganization,” Science, June 2013. 
  • With Delgado López, L. and Bernoskie, B. “Fostering Environmental Awareness from a Young Age: A Case Study from the IGES Art Contest,” earthzine, January 2013.
  • NSTA Labs Out Loud® Podcast: Episode 85 – NASA Wavelength,” November 2012.
  • Schwerin, T.G., Peticolas, L., Porcello, D., and Bartolone, L. “NASA Wavelength: A New Digital Library for Science Educators,” Presentation at the American Geophysical Union 2012 Fall Meeting.
  • Schwerin, T.G., et al. “NASA Wavelength Focus Group,” Presentation at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Annual Conference, August 2012.
  • Witiw, M.R., Myers, R.J., and Schwerin, T.G., ”New Modules for NASA’s Global Climate Change Education (GCCE) Program: Sulfur Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide,” Presentation at the American Meteorological Society 21st Symposium on Education, January 2012.
  • Blaney, L., Schwerin, T.G., and Myers, R.J. “ESSEA K-4 Keepers Collection: Service-Learning and Elementary Teacher Professional Development,” Presentation at the American Geophysical Union 2011 Fall Meeting.
  • Myers, R.J., Schwerin, T.G., and Blaney, L. “21st Century Learning Skills Embedded in Climate Literacy Teacher Professional Development,” Presentation at the American Geophysical Union 2011 Fall Meeting.
  • Schwerin, T.G. and Myers, R.J. “The Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA): Geoscience Education for Today’s Teachers,” Presentation at the American Geophysical Union 2011 Fall Meeting.
  • Co-author,Hurricane Katrina: a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Activity for grades 7-12,” 2010.
  • Session Co-chair: “Innovative Practices in K-12 Pre- and In-Service Geoscience Teacher Professional Development,” Presentation at the American Geophysical Union 2009 Fall Meeting.
  • Editor, Classroom modules for grades 5-8 on Hurricanes and Malaria, “Potential Consequences of Climate Change and Variability,” 2008.
  • “ESSEA for integrating climate change into the K-12 classroom,” Presentation at the 8th Annual National conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment. Washington, DC, 2008. 
  • “ESSEA” Presentation at the Sally Ride Science Education Conference on Climate Change. Silver Spring, MD, July 2008.
  • Co-author of “Earth in Focus; Teaching Teachers who Teach Earth Science.” Encyclopedia of Earth/Earth Portal, March 2008. 
  • K-12 Climate Change Programs for Teachers and Students” Presentation at the National Center for Science Education conference: Climate Change: Science and Solutions, January 2008. 
  • With B. Myers, Presentation at the “Innovative Teacher Training Programs in Earth Science” special session of the American Geophysical Union 2007 Fall Meeting.
  • Schwerin, T.G., Botti, J. A., Dauksys, C. Low, R., Myers, R., Slattery, W. “Earth System Science Education Alliance: Online Professional Development for K-12 Teachers.”  Special Issue of the Journal of Geoscience Education, 2006. 
  • Myers, Robert J. and Schwerin, Theresa G., “Unique Partnerships: Earth System Science Education Alliance,” Poster presentation at the American Geophysical Union Meeting, Dec. 2006.
  • “Earth Science Contests for Elementary and Secondary Students” Presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 2006.
  • Schwerin, T.G., et al. “Earth System Science Education Alliance: Online Professional Development for K-12 Teachers.” Journal of Geoscience Education, May 2006.

John Ensworth, Senior Science Education Specialist

  • “Bring NASA Science Into Your Classroom” presentation at the NSTA National Convention, 2006.

Russanne Low, Senior Earth Scientist for Education & Public Outreach

  • Walker, C., Low, R., Zepeda, O. and Valdez, S. “The Science of Storytelling:  Indigenous Perspective in Environmental Change.”  Proceedings of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 2012 meeting. (In Press)
  • “Introduction to Earth’s Dynamically Changing Climate” PBS/NASA Global Climate Change Modules (Illustrator L. Tenenbaum), 2012.
  • “Impacts of a Warming Arctic” PBS/NASA Global Climate Change Modules (Illustrator L. Tenenbaum), 2012.
  • Low, R., Gosselin, D., Haney, C, Larson-Miller, C., Mandryk, C., and Bonnstetter, R.  “Laboratory Earth Under the Lens: Diachronic Evaluation of an Integrated Graduate-Level On-line Earth System Science Course of Study.”  Presentation at the American Geophysical Union 2012 Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA. December 2012.
  • Boger, Rebecca, Low, R. and Gorokovich, Y.  “Climate Literacy: Higher Education Efforts in Climate Change Education.”  Presentation at the American Geophysical Union 2012 Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA. December 2012.
  • Mandryk, C. and Low, R. “Climate Change: Global and Local Discourses.” Presentation at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. November 2012.
  • “Educating and Communicating about the Changing Planet: Activities of the NASA Earth EPO Forum.” Presentation at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 2012 meeting. Phoenix, AZ. August, 2012.
  • With Mandryk, C.“Cross-cultural communication and cultural surprises: Unexpected issues and outcomes in a climate and sustainability education project for Latino K-5 Students.” Presentation at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 2012 meeting. Phoenix, AZ. August, 2012.
  • With Gosselin, D. “Development of an Educator-Climatologist Learning Community (ECLC) using Web 2.0 and On- Line, Process-Oriented Climate Change Research and Educational Experiences & Global Climate Change Literacy for Educators: Using On-line Professional Development to Integrate Content and Pedagogy.” Presentation at the  TriAgency (NSF/NASA/NOAA) PI Meeting. Arlington, VA. April 2012. 
  • “NASA Innovations in Climate Education:  Facilitating Broader Engagement  with NASA’s Higher Education Initiatives.” Presentation at the American Indian Higher Education Conference. Rapid City, SD. March 2012.
  • With Gosselin, T.  “Promoting Natural Resources Education in K-12 Classrooms:  Developing Active Professional Learning Communities for Science Educators On-Line.” Presentation at the Undergraduate Education in Natural Resources Biennial Conference. Ft. Collins, CO. March 2012.
  • With Schwerin, T.  “Get Involved!  Emerging opportunities for 2-year institutions and faculty through NASA’s EPO Forum.” Presentation at the Innovations 2012 Conference. Philadelphia, PA. March 2012.
  • Teaching Climate Change” STEM Education Resource Center: Professional Development, 2011.
  • Low, R., Gosselin, D. Oglesby, R., Larson-Miller, C., Thomas, J., and Malawagedara, R., “Integrating Scientific Content with Context to Connect Educators with the Complexities and Consequences of Climate Change” Presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA. 2011.
  • Boger, B., Low, R. and Gorokovich, Y. “Global Climate Change, Food Security, and Local Sustainability: Ways to Increase Climate Literacy in Urban Students through University Collaborations.” Presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA. 2011.
  • Low, R., Tenenbaum, L.F., and Schwerin, T.  “Creating a Buzz in the Classroom:  Proven Techniques for Integrating NASA Earth Science Visualizations, Multimedia and Interactives into Two-Year College Classrooms.” Presentation at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN. 2011.
  • With Kluger-Bell, B.  “Inquiry in the Climate Change Classroom.”  Center for Latin American Science and Arts (CLACE/OpEPA) Boulder, CO. September 2011.
  • Low, R., Mandryk, C., and Maurin, P. “Global AND Local:  Activity-based Explorations Connecting Global Climate Change Processes to Changes in Students’ Own Communities.” Presentation at the Educator Workshop at the Astronomy Society of the Pacific National Conference. Baltimore, MD. August 2011.
  • Steffen, P., Moravchik, B., Low, R. “Evidence-Based Science – Climate in the Classroom.” Presentation at the Educator Workshop at the Astronomy Society of the Pacific National Conference. Baltimore, MD. August 2011.
  • With Mandryk, C. “Identifying Sources of Climate Change Misconceptions and Crafting Non-Ambiguous Climate Change Messages in Materials Developed for E/PO Audiences.” Presentation at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD. August 2011.
  • Low, R., Gosselin, D., Woudenberg, D., Larson-Miller, C. Bonnstetter, R., and Thomas, J. “Global Climate Change Literacy for Educators: Using On-line Professional Development to Integrate Content and Pedagogy.” Presentation at the Tri-agency Climate Change Education Meeting. Fairfax, VA. March 2011.
  • Gosselin, D. Low, R., Oglesby, R., Larson-Miller, C., Bonnstetter, R., Mawalagedara, R., and Thomas, J. “Development of an Educator-Climatologist Learning Community using Web 2.0 and On-line Process-Oriented Climate Change Research and Educational Experiences.” Presentation at the Triagency Climate Change Education Meeting. Fairfax, VA. March 2011. 
  • “Teaching the Essential Principles of Climate Literacy in Middle and High School.” Presentation at the National Science Teachers Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. February  2011. 
  • Low, R., CoBabe-Ammann, E., and Schultz, G.  “The NASA Science Mission Directorate Education Forum Working Group on Higher Education: Building and Supporting a Network that Targets the Next Generation STEM Workforce.” Presentation at the NSF Earth System Science Education Alliance Workshop.  Ithaca, NY. August 2011.
  • CoBabe-Ammann, E., Low, R., and Schultz, G.  “The NASA Science Mission Directorate Education Forum Working Group on Higher Education: Building and Supporting a Network that Targets the Next Generation STEM Workforce.” Presentation at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific/Geological Society of America Joint Conference. Boulder, CO. July 2010.
  • Low, R. Soeffling, C., and Schwerin, T.  “NASA Climate Resources for formal and informal education.” Presentation at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific/Geological Society of America Joint Conference. Boulder, CO. July 2010.
  • Participation at “The challenge of communicating and teaching climate science in a climate of confusion and controversy” panel. NASA Earth Science E/PO Retreat. Warrenton, VA. May 2010.
  • Organizer, “Meeting the Needs of Latino Students- Expert Panel Presentation.”NASA Earth Science E/PO Retreat. Warrenton, VA. May 2010.
  • Woudenberg, D., D. C. Gosselin, R. J. Bonnstetter, C. S. Larson-Miller, and R. Low. “Global climate change literacy for educators: Using on-line professional development to integrate content and pedagogy.” Presentation at the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. January 2010.
  • With LaGrave, M. “Colorado Latino STEM Coalition.” Presentation at the National Association of State Science and Math Coalitions (NASSMC) Annual Coalition Directors’ Meeting.  Arlington VA, September 2009.
  • “The GLOBE Program in Africa: Climate Change and Future Research Directions.” Presentation at the GLOBE Africa Consortium Regional Meeting. Cape Town, South Africa. June 2008.
  • Schwerin, T., Botti, J., Low, R., Slattery, W., and Myers, R. “Earth System Science Education Alliance.” Journal of Geoscience Education, 54(3): 215-222. 2006.
  • Few, A., Low, R. and Marlino, M.  “Conceptual Modeling as Pedagogy.”  Eos Transactions AGU, 2006.
  • Few, A., Marlino, M. and Low, R. “Modeling in the Classroom:  An Evolving Tool.” Eos Transactions AGU, 2006.
  • Low, R., Reap, M., Slattery, W., Crannell, J. and Hessler, E.  “Achieving Excellence in K-12 Earth Science Education:  The Critical Role of Geoscientists.” Eos Transactions. AGU 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl. Abstract  U11C-07, 2005.
  • Scotchmoor, J., Marlino, M. and Low, R.  Making a Broader Impact:  Geoscience Education, Public Outreach, and Criterion 2. Report of a workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Berkeley, CA. May 2005.