GeoPaths Earth Science Teacher Workshop (Grant Objective #4)

GeoPaths Teacher Workshop

An important part of the GeoPaths Legends program is our teacher’s workshops which we will hold each summer.  The goal of the workshops is to provide a means for UNLV faculty and CCSD High School Geoscience teachers to engage with each other around teaching Geoscience in the context of the earth process on display in the Las Vegas area. The content and materials presented are specifically designed to support the development of lesson plans so that the CCSD teachers can use local examples in teaching concepts outlined in the Nevada Academic Content Standards for Science. The workshops are planned collaboratively by UNLV Geoscience and College of Education faculty in consultation with CCSD curriculum experts.

The 2023 GeoPaths Teacher Workshop will be held June 20-23 and will include subsequent follow up meeting during the academic year.

The application form for the workshop can be found at :

For additional information please see the flyer:

GeoPaths Past Workshops:

Our first workshop took place June 20-24, 2022 on UNLV campus. We took several field trips to notable geological localities around Las Vegas Valley, including Ice Age Fossils State Park (not open to the public quite yet), Whitney Mesa, and the Great Unconformity at the base of Frenchman Mountain. Presentations were made by a number of local scientists who talked about their career journeys and research interests, including UNLV Geoscience faculty. The teachers were also able to work on curriculum ideas and activities, some example materials can be found on the curriculum page. A group photo of participants, and a collage of images taken during the field trips is shown below:

Group photo