The Camp will be held at Alaska's Institute of Technology (AVTEC) in Seward, Alaska. Lodging is spartan, and participants will be expected to help out with meals, chores, team building, etc.
MEET THE TEAM!
Katie Kennedy,Alaska Geographic Alliance / Email: email@example.com
Katie Kennedy is the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the University of Alaska Geography Program and the Coordinator of the Alaska Geographic Alliance. She is a former classroom teacher who resides in Fairbanks and conducts outreach activities - from teacher professional development to school programs such as the National Geographic Society's Giant Traveling Maps to community Geography Awareness Week events - throughout the state of Alaska. In addition to being passionate about geography, geospatial technologies, and place-based education, Katie enjoys hiking and outdoor exploration.
Kathryn Keranen, ESRI Trainer / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patricia Heiser, UAF Assistant Professor of Geography / Email: email@example.com
Dr. Heiser is a geologist by training, and teaches physical geography, landscape analysis, and field research courses in the Geography Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her Ph.D. is in Quaternary Geology (the interdisciplinary study of ice ages, climate change, paleogeography and paleoecology) and her research is primarily in paleogeography, ecology, and landscape history in western and southwestern Alaska. She is a co-PI on a US Dept of Education funded project to develop and expand MapTEACH curriculum in rural/native communities across the state. She has helped teachers in rural districts integrate GIS, GPS, and inquiry-based local field projects into science curriculum. She also taught for four years at the University of Alaska Anchorage, hired specifically into a position partially funded by Alaska Education Innovation Network (AEIN), and Alaska Partners Teacher Education (APTE) grants to develop science courses and train pre-service Alaskan teachers. She has participated in pre-season training of National Park Service Naturalists in Kenai Fjords National Park and also taught a teacher education course in Seward for Alaska Geographic.
Denyse Hurst, Science Teacher (Grades 9-12), Kenai Peninsula Borough School District / Email: DHurst@kpbsd.k12.ak.us
Matthew Balazs, Masters College Student (UAF) / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew received his B.S. in Landscape Analysis and Climate Change, and GIS and Remote Sensing And B.A in cultural geography from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is now persuing a Ph.D. in Geology with a concentration on the Remote Sensing of Natural Hazards in the fjord environments of South Central Alaska. Matthew has worked as a GIS and remote sensing tech for various organizations including the Institute of Arctic Biology and the State of Alaska Division of Geologic & Geophysical Surveys. His passions in life are travel, hunting, and spending time with his wife and dogs.
Tal and Isaac are in charge of document the camp in order to produce a 10-minute video on "blended learning" showing how we do this at the camp, and then follow up with distance education. They will be producing a daily morning show recapping the previous day, at breakfast; participating for the Kodiak team students; and lending assistance, as needed.