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Jess is looking for posts about outreach that we’ve done. I’d like to talk about outreach that other people have done. This month, many of the bloggers here at Sb have been participating in Donors Choose, a campaign to raise money for schools. October is a crazy month for anyone who goes to the Geological…

I almost missed the lastest Accretionary Wedge! In my defense, I was doing work related to the Wedge’s theme – I was frantically getting ready for classes to start today, and I swore not to go through the accumulation in my RSS reader until I was ready to go. So, 13 hours after my first…

Jim Lehane‘s comment on my last post just reminded me that it’s Accretionary Wedge time again. Jim’s hosting the geology carnival, and he’s got a back-to-school theme: So your mission is this: “What out of the box ideas do you use to teach people about geology or geological concepts?” No need to limit yourself on…

Jim Lehane at Dino Jim’s Musings has posted the call for the August Accretionary Wedge: Time to think OUT of the box: So your mission is this: “What out of the box ideas do you use to teach people about geology or geological concepts?” No need to limit yourself on ideas you have actively used.…

The July Accretionary Wedge is up

Volcanista is hosting the July Accretionary Wedge at her Magmalicious Blog. It’s all about how people became interested in geology. There are some great stories – check it out! The next Accretionary Wedge will be in August, hosted at Dino Jim’s Musings, about unusual teaching methods, tools, or ideas. We’re looking for hosts for September…

The call for posts for the July Accretionary Wedge, hosted by volcanista’s Magmalicious Blog, is up! So July’s topic is about your inspiration to enter geoscience. Was it a fantastic mentor? Watching your geologist parents growing up? A great teacher, or an exciting intro field trip? How did it happen? The deadline for posts is…

The June Accretionary Wedge is up

The June Accretionary Wedge, “Let’s Do a Time Warp,” is up at Outside the Interzone. It’s a crazy time-machine ride from before the Big Bang all the way into the tectonic future. Come along with the geology bloggers to a few of our favorite times. (And, no, the Cretaceous-Tertiary Paleogene boundary didn’t make anyone’s list.…

The deadline for the reactived geology blog carnival, The Accretionary Wedge, is coming on Saturday, June 13. The theme is Let’s Do a Time Warp: if you could travel in space and time, to see the geologic past or the geologic future, on this planet or somewhere else, where would you go and what would…

I bet I’m not the only geologist who always wants to list “time machine” in the budget request for every grant proposal I write. Yes, we’ve got a lot of tools to sort out what’s happened in the past, but wouldn’t it be a lot easier if we could just go back and see for…

Scientiae: deadwood, or not?

When I saw there was going to be a discussion of issues facing mid-career faculty at last year’s Geological Society of America meeting, my first thought was: “Call the waaaaaaahmbulance!” I mean, pre-tenure faculty have issues. Job-hunting post-docs have issues. ABD grad students have issues. Mid-career faculty, on the other hand, have stable jobs –…