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Geology Education for the Future

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Geology Education for the Future

Cedarville University hosted the first “Geology Education for the Future” conference at the end of July on the campus of Cedarville University. The conference was presented in conjunction with the Creation Research Science Education Foundation of Columbus, Ohio. Photo credit: Scott L. Huck/Cedarville University

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

October 15, 2007

Cedarville, Ohio—Creation geologists and earth science teachers were invited to attend the first “Geology Education for the Future” conference at the end of July on the campus of Cedarville University. The conference was presented in conjunction with the Creation Research Science Education Foundation of Columbus, Ohio.

The conference featured more than 15 speakers, including Dr. John Baumgardner, (speaking on “Catastrophic Plate Tectonics”), Dr. Lee Spencer (speaking on “Why Are Dinosaurs Only Found in the Mesozoic?”), Michael Oard (speaking on “Global Warming and the Creationist Ice Age Model”), and Dr. John Whitmore, (speaking on “Creationist Geology in the Grand Canyon”).

In the first two days of the conference, geologists and teachers presented research, gained feedback on new ideas, and developed collaborative relationships in technical and educational sessions. Attendees also took a local geology field trip and spent time in group discussion and interaction.

“Attendees were challenged and encouraged by current research,” shared Dr. John Whitmore, CU Associate Professor of Geology and this year’s conference coordinator. “It was an opportunity to talk about making further progress in geological research.”

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