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Anne Gold

Anne Gold

Program design, evaluation, educator professional development and curriculum development - Dr. Gold works with educators, scientists and students. She is dedicated to grounding her education work in solid research and evaluation. PhD in paleoclimatology.


Climate Literacy and Geoscience education specialist, paleoclimatologist

Dr. Anne Gold is a climate scientist by training. She received her doctoral degree in paleoclimatology from the University of Regensburg in Germany. Her science expertise focuses on glaciation patterns in European and Asian Mountain Ranges and landscape evolution. Anne has always enjoyed teaching and advising students. She focuses now on science education for educators, students and the general public around climate and general geoscience education. She is very interested in understanding and studying effective ways of teaching and learning.

See a list of her current projects below:

Ongoing Projects - Education / Outreach

Digital Library: Project manager for NSF/NOAA-funded Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN, http://cleanet.org) – project management, team lead, development of review process for educational resources, identification and review of educational resources, coordination of review process and panels, webpage content development, project marketing - regionally and nationally.

Curriculum Development: Principle Investigator and Curriculum developer on teacher curriculum development project – specifically data-driven curriculum using Arctic Data
Arctic Climate Connections: {CCM:BASE_URL}/education/outreach/ICEE/icee.arctic-climate-connection.html

Teacher Professional Development: Principle Investigator and Delivery of Face-to-face workshops; Online Webinar Format; Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
Webinar Panel: http://learnmoreaboutclimate.colorado.edu/initiatives/webinars

Project Evaluation: Evaluator - both formative and summative on teacher professional development projects.
Climate.gov Webportal Evaluation: http://climate.gov
EarthLabs NSF DRK-12 External Evaluation: http://serc.carleton.edu/earthlabs/climate_intro/index.html

Student Engagement: Principle Investigator on video projects for secondary school students, including mentoring by graduate and undergraduate students.
Lens on Climate Change: {CCM:BASE_URL}/education/outreach/LOCC/

Education Research Topics: Effectiveness of teaching climate topics, focus on greenhouse effect, development of mental models; assessment techniques, spatial thinking research.

Expertise - Science

Climate Science: Paleoclimatology, Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology – Regional Focus: European Alps, German low elevation mountains, Romania, Russian Altai, Argentina, Maritime Canada.

Geographical Information Systems

Cosmogenic Nuclide Dating Techniques (10Be, 26Al, 36Cl)

Appointments

  • since 2010 - Associate Scientist III – Education and Outreach Specialist (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), Boulder, CO)
  • Mar 2007 – Dec 2009 - Program Manager (German Alpine Association, Munich, Germany)
  • Nov 2005 – Feb 2007 - Postdoctoral Fellow (Department of Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University Halifax, Canada)
  • Sep 2002 – Apr 2003 -Teaching Position and Research Assistant (University of Regensburg, Germany, Department of Geography)
  • Jan 2002 – Oct 2005 - Research Assistant (University of Regensburg, Germany, Department of Geography)
  • 1997–1999 - Teaching assistant, Student assistant, University of Regensburg, Germany:
  • 1996–1999 - Guide for educational expeditions, logistics for scientific expeditions Svalbard, Norway

Academic Education

2002- 2005 - Dissertation - Physical Geography

  • University Regensburg, Germany; collaboration with Eidgenössisch Technische Hochschule, Zürich, Switzerland; Department of Earth Sciences, Halifax, Canada
  • Dissertation: Surface exposure dating of glacial deposits from the last glacial cycle. Evidence from the Eastern Alps, Bavarian Forest, Southern Carpathians and Altai Mountains. (in English, summa cum laude)

2002-2004 - M.Sc. in Geographical Information Science & Systems (GIS)

  • Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria
  • M.Sc.Thesis: Constraining glacial equilibrium line altitudes (ELA) by different geometrical approaches by applying a Geographic Information System (GIS). A case study from the Kleinen Arbersee glacier, Bavarian Forest, Germany. (in English)

1996-2001 - Diploma (German Masters equivalent) in Physical Geography

  • University of Regensburg, Germany; University of Colorado (Fulbright stipend); University of Svalbard, Norway
  • Diploma Thesis: Sustainable Mountaineering - Evaluation and Optimising of a pilot project on sustainable mountaineering in the German Alps (in German, with honours)

Synergistic Activities

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) session convener 2014,2013, 2012, 2011, 2010; Geological Society of America (GSA) session convener 2014, 2013
  • Workshops for National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) at Geological Society of America meeting (2013), and American Geophysical Union meeting (2013)
  • Presentations for secondary students, teachers and informal educators about climate science; Delivery of mock poster session for middle school students
  • Reviewer for international scientific and educational journals, Reviewer for grant proposals

Academic Teaching / Advising Students

  • 2005 – Certificate for teaching at university level issued by the state of Bavaria, Germany (137 work units in effective teaching methods, presentation, exam and evaluation techniques)

Teaching (College Level) & Advising

  • Introductory Courses (Geomorphology, Basic Geography, Aerial Image Interpretation)
  • Advanced Courses (Snowhydrology, Physical Geography of Svalbard)
  • Field trips and field schools (Avalanche Protection, Svalbard, Altai Mountains)
  • Advisor to three diploma students (German masters equivalent)

Scholarships / Awards

  • 2015: DAAD (German Exchange Council) Scholarship for Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists for a research stay at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
  • 2014 - Chancellor's Award for Excellence in STEM Education – $10.000 for Spatial Reasoning Research for Geology Students
  • 2006 - Paul-Wolstedt Award of the German Quaternary Association – dissertation was recognized as a significant and outstanding contribution to Quaternary research
  • 2005–2007 - Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded by the German Academic Exchange Council (DAAD)
  • 2003–2004 - Scholarship for Young Researchers by Association of Geomorphologists; Scholarship for Female Scientists at University of Regensburg; Scholarship to Support International Scientific Relations at University of Regensburg; DAAD Field Trip Scholarship
  • 2002 - DAAD-Scholarship for Ph.D. candidates
  • 2002–2005 - Honorary appointment in the advisory board of the German Mountaineering Association for project on sustainable mountaineering
  • 2001 - Johanna-Löwenherz Award for organization and leading of an Arctic expedition
  • 2000–2001 - Fulbright Scholarship – Academic study-abroad year Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • 1993 - Travel/Study scholarship - Stiftung für Studienreisen e.V. under patronage of UNESCO.

Publications / Conference Contributions

Publications in Scientific Journals

  • Smith, L., Rooney-Varga, J., Gold, A.U., Oonk, D., Morrison, D. (2015): Engaging Secondary Students in Regionally Relevant Science Topics Through Videography - Lens on Climate Change. In: Media Literacy as a Pathway to Bridge the Digital and STEM Divides: Interest Driven Media Projects for Teachers in the Trenches (accepted)
  • Gold, A.U., Kirk, K.B., Morrison, D., Lynds, S., Sullivan, S.B., Grachev, A., Persson, O. (2015): Arctic Climate Connections Curriculum - A Model For Bringing Authentic Data Into The Classroom. Journal of Geoscience Education, 63, pp. 185-197.
  • Gold, A.U., Oonk, D., Smith, L., Boykoff, M., Osnes, B., Sullivan, S.B. (2015): Lens on Climate Change: Making Climate Meaningful through Student-Produced Videos. Journal of Geography, 114, p. 235-246.
  • Gold, A.U., Ledley, T.S., Sullivan, S.B., Kirk, K.B., Grogan, M.: Supporting Energy Education Online: Climate Literacy And Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN). Journal of Sustainability Education, http://www.jsedimensions.org/wordpress/content/supporting-energy-education-online-climate-literacy-and-energy-awareness-network-clean_2015_01
  • Kirk, K., Gold, A.U., Ledley, T.S., Sullivan, S.B., Manduca, C.A., Mogk, D.W., Wiese, K. (2014): Undergraduate Climate Education: Motivations, Strategies, Successes, and Support. Journal of Geoscience Education, Vol. 62, No. 4, pp. 538-549.
  • Sullivan, S. B., Ledley, T.S., Lynds, S.,E., Gold, A.U.: Navigating Climate Science in the Classroom: Teacher Preparation, Perceptions and Practices. Journal of Geoscience Education, Vol. 62, No. 4, pp. 550-559.
  • Ledley, T. S., Gold, A.U., Niepold, F., McCaffrey, M., Buhr Sullivan, S., Manduca, C.A., Fox, S. (2014): Moving Toward Collective Impact in Climate Change Literacy – The Climate Literacy And Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN). Vol. 62, No. 3, pp. 307-318.
  • Ellins, K.K., Ledley, T.S., Haddad, N., McNeal, K., Gold, A.U., Lynds, S., Libarkin, J. (2014): EarthLabs: Supporting Teacher Professional Development to Facilitate Effective Teaching of Climate Science. Journal of Geoscience Education Vol. 62, No. 3, pp. 330-342.
  • Ledley, T.S., Gold, A.U., Niepold, F. (2014): Enabling Climate and Energy Literacy – A Shared Effort. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 95, 36, pp. 325-326.
  • Buhr Sullivan, S., Ledley, T.S., Lynds, S.,E., Gold, A.U.: Navigating Climate Science in the Classroom:  Teacher Preparation, Perceptions and Practices. (accepted for publication in Journal of Geoscience Education).
  • Ledley, T. S., Gold, A., Niepold, F., McCaffrey, M., Buhr Sullivan, S., Manduca, C.A., Fox, S.: Moving Toward Collective Impact in Climate Change Literacy  – The Climate Literacy And Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN). Journal of Geoscience Education (submitted revised version, Jan 2014)
  • Ellins, K.K., Ledley, T.S., Haddad, N., McNeal, K., Gold, A.U., Lynds, S., Libarkin, J.: EarthLabs: Supporting Teacher Professional Development to Facilitate Effective Teaching of Climate Science. Journal of Geoscience Education (in press)
    Kirk, K., Buhr Sullivan, S., Gold, A.U., Ledley, S.T., Manduca, C.A., Mogk, D.W., Wiese, K.: Sowing the Seeds of Climate Literacy in
  • Today’s College Students. Journal of Geoscience Education (submitted for review June 2013)
    Gold, A.U., Ledley, T.S., Buhr, S.M., Fox, S., McCaffrey, M., Niepold, F., Manduca, C. & Lynds, S. (2012): Peer-Review of Digital Educational Resources—A Rigorous Review Process Developed by the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN). – Journal of Geoscience Education, 60, pp. 295-308.
  • Reuther, A.U., Fiebig, M.C., Ivy-Ochs, S., Kubik, P.W., Reitner, J.M., Jery, H. & Heine, K. (2011): Deglaciation of a large Piedmont Lobe Glacier in Comparison with a small mountain glacier – new insight from surface exposure dating. Two studies from SE Germany. – E&G Quaternary Science Journal 60 (2), pp. 248-269.
  • Urdea, P., & Reuther, A.U. (2009): Some new data concerning the Quaternary glaciation in the Romanian Carpathians. Geographica Pannonica 13, no. 2, pp. 41-52.
  • Heine, K., Reuther, A.U., Thieke, H.-U., Schulz, R., Schlaak, N. & Kubik, P.W. (2009): Timing of Weichselian ice marginal positions in Brandenburg (northeastern Germany) using cosmogenic in situ 10Be. - Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie 53, pp. 433-454.
    Ivy-Ochs, S., Kerschner, H., Reuther, A., Preusser, F., Heine, K., Maisch, M., Kubik, P.W. & Schlüchter, C. (2008): Chronology of the last glacial cycle in the northern European Alps. - Journal of Quaternary Science 23, 6-7, pp. 559-573.
  • Reuther, A.U., Urdea, P., Geiger, C., Ivy-ochs, S., Niller, H.-P., Kubik, P. & Heine, K. (2007): The glacial chronology of the Pietrele Valley, Retezat Mountains, Southern Carpathians constrained by 10Be exposure ages and pedological investigations. - Quaternary International 164-165, pp. 151-169.
  • Kubik, P.W. & Reuther, A.U. (2007): Attenuation of cosmogenic 10Be production within the first 20 cm below a rock surface. - Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 259, 1, pp. 616-624.
    Reuther, A.U. (2007): Surface exposure dating of glacial deposits from the last glacial cycle. Evidence from the Eastern Alps, the Bavarian Forest, the Southern Carpathians and the Altai Mountains. - Relief, Klima, Paläoboden, Verlag Schweizerbart 21, Stuttgart, 196 p.
  • Ivy-Ochs, S., Kerschner, H., Reuther, A., Maisch, M., Sailer, R., Schaefer, J., Kubik, P.W., Synal, H.-A. & Schlüchter, C. (2006): The timing of glacier advances in the northern European Alps based on surface exposure dating with cosmogenic 10Be, 26Al, 36Cl, and 21Ne. - In: L.L. Siame, D.L. Bourles, E.T. Brown (eds.): In Situ Cosmogenic Nuclides and their Applications in Earth Sciences.
  • Geological Society of America Special Paper 415, pp. 43-60.
    Reitner, J. M., Reuther, A. U., Ivy-Ochs, S., Herbst, P., Stadler, H., Kubik, P. W.& Draxler, I. (2006): The sturzstrom event of Feld (Matrei/Eastern Tyrol/Austria): A forgotten catastrophe during early human settlement in the Alps? - In: M. Tessardi-Wackerle (eds.): PANGEO Austria 2006, Innsbruck, pp. 274-275. 
  • Reuther, A.U., Herget, J., Ivy-Ochs, S., Borodavco, P., Kubik, P.W. & Heine, K. (2006): Constraining the timing of the most recent cataclysmic flood event from ice-dammed lakes in the Russian Altai mountains, Siberia using cosmogenic in-situ 10Be. - Geology 34, pp. 913 – 916.
  • Reuther, A.U., Ivy-Ochs, S. & Heine, K. (2006): Application of surface exposure dating in glacial geomorphology and the interpretation of moraine ages. – Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie NF 142, pp. 335-359.
  • Reuther, A.U., Geiger, C., Urdea, P. & Heine, K. (2004): Determining the glacial equilibrium line altitude (ELA) for the northern Retezat Mountains, Southern Carpathians and resulting paleoclimatic implications for the last glacial cycle. - Analele Universit??ii de Vest din Timi?oara, Geografie 16, pp. 9-32.
  • Reuther, A. (2002): Die Problematik das Skibergsteigens in der Bergwaldhöhenstufe der Bayerischen Alpen. - Jahrbuch des Vereins zum Schutz der Bergwelt 67, pp. 261-276.

Conference and Workshop Oral Presentations

  • Atkins, R., McNeal, K.S., Luginbuhl, S., Gold, A.U. (2015): An Eye-Tracking Study On Expert-Novice Differences During Climate Change Graph Reading Tasks. Geological Society of America Meeting, Baltimore. Oral Presentation
  • Kirk, K.B., Gold, A.U., Sullivan, S. (2015): Dissecting The Tactics Of Climate Denial: Lessons For Communicators. Geological Society of America Meeting, Baltimore. Oral Presentation.
  • Ledley, T.S., Gold, A., Niepold, F., Grogan, M., Sullivan, S., Fox, S., Manduca, C. (2015): The Climate Literacy And Energy Awareness Network (Clean) Project. Geological Society of America Meeting, Baltimore. Poster Presentation.
  • Gold, A.U., Stempien, J., Ormand, C., Pendergast, P., Budd, D., Mueller, K., Kravitz, K., Stroh, J., Distribution of Spatial Reasoning Skills in Undergraduate Geology Students and the Effect of Weekly Spatial Skill Trainings. Invited Department Talk at Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet Munich. October 2015.
  • Gold, A.U., Gordon, E. (2015): Using a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for Earth Science Education: Who Did We Teach and What Did We Learn? Earth Educators’ Rendezvous Boulder, Oral presentation.
  • Gold, A.U., Stempien, J., Ormand, C., Pendergast, P., Budd, D., Mueller, K., Kravitz, K., Stroh, J., Quintanilla, A. (2015): Differences in Spatial Reasoning Skills in Undergraduate Geology Students and the Effect of Weekly Spatial Skill Trainings. Earth Educators’ Rendezvous Boulder, Oral presentation.
  • Haddad, N., Ellins, K., Ledley, T., Lynds, S., Gold, A.U. (2015): EarthLabs: A Resource for Earth System Education. Earth Educators’ Rendezvous Boulder, Poster presentation.
  • Lynds, S., Sullivan, S., Gold, A.U., Kirk, K., Morton, A., (2015): Evaluating the Climate.gov Web Portal—A Key Resource for Climate Information. Earth Educators’ Rendezvous Boulder, Oral presentation.
  • Ledley, T.S., Gold, A.U., Grogan, M., Fox, S., Niepold, F., Sullivan, S.B., Manduca, C. (2015): The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN). Earth Educators’ Rendezvous, Poster.
  • Gold, A.U., Stempien, J., Ormand, C., Pendergast, P., Budd, D., Mueller, K., Kravitz, K., Stroh, J., Quintanilla, A. (2015): Differences in Spatial Reasoning Skills in Undergraduate Geology Students and the Effect of Weekly Spatial Skill Trainings. Talk at Discipline-based Education Research Group at University of Boulder, CO (April 2015).
  • Gold, A.U., Stempien, J., Ormand, C., Pendergast, P., Budd, D., Mueller, K., Kravitz, K., Stroh, J., Quintanilla, A. (2015): Distribution of Spatial Reasoning Skills in Undergraduate Geology Students and the Effect of Weekly Spatial Skill Trainings . Invited Presentation at North Carolina State University (March 6, 2015).
  • Gold, A.U., Sullivan, S.B., Morrison, D. (2014): Best practices In Online Learning -The CIRES Perspective. AGU and AMS Heads and Chairs Meeting, Boulder, CO, October 2014.
  • Gold, A.U. & Harris, S. (2014): Measuring understanding of the greenhouse effect in University students– a comparison of different assessment tools with respect to students’ mental models. American Evaluation Association Conference, October 2014, Denver.
  • Helms, J. & Gold, A.U. (2014): An Informant Network as a Mechanism to Study a Large-scale Intervention: Results from the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN). American Evaluation Association Conference, October 2014, Denver.
  • Ledley, T.S., Gold, A.U., Sullivan, S.B., Grogan, M., Niepold, F. (2014): THE CLIMATE LITERACY AND ENERGY AWARENESS NETWORK (CLEAN). Geological Society of America Meeting, Vancouver, October 2014.
  • Sullivan, S.B., Gold, A.U., Lynds, S.E. , Ledley, T.S. (2014): Educator Energy Literacy Practices And Needs As Drawn From The Climate Literacy And Energy Awareness Network Collection Project. Geological Society of America Meeting, Vancouver, October 2014.
  • Ellins, K.K., Lockwood, J., Mote, A., Haddad, N., Ledley, T.S., Lynds, S., Mcneal, K.S., Libarkin, J., Gold, A., And Iodp Expedition 341 Science Team (2014): Earthlabs Climate Detectives: Curriculum Based On Iodp Expedition 341 On The Joides Resolution. Geological Society of America Meeting, Vancouver, October 2014.
  • Kirk, K.B., Gold, A.U., Morrison, D., Lynds, S., Sullivan, S.B., Grachev, A.A., Persson, O. (2014): Arctic Climate Curriculum: Engaging High School Students With Authentic Data In A Flexible, Relevant, And Easy-To-Use Format. Geological Society of America Meeting, Vancouver, October 2014.
  • Gold, A.U., Stempien, J., Kravitz, K., Oonk, D., Mueller, K., Budd, D., (2014): Investigating the Impact of Spatial Reasoning Training on Skill Development, Retention, and the Gender Gap in Geology. iSTEM Meeting, University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • Gold, A.U. (2014): Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network – A resource for educators and learners. Presentation at the Department of Energy: Energy Education Summit. August 2014.
  • Oonk, D., Gold, A.U., Smith, L., Sullivan, S.B., Boykoff, M., Osnes, B. (2014): Lens on Climate Change (LOCC) – Engaging Secondary Students in Climate Science through Videography. CIRES Rendez Vous, Boulder, May 2014.

  • Gold, A.U., Kirk, K., Morrison, D., Grachev, A., Persson, O., Lynds, S. (2014): Arctic Climate Data in the Classroom. CIRES Rendez Vous, Boulder, May 2014.
  • Harris, S.E., Gold, A.U. (2013): Student Mental Models of the Greenhouse Effect: Retention Months After Interventions, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco.
  • Gold, A.U., Harris, S.E. (2013): Measuring University students’ understanding of the greenhouse effect – a comparison of multiple-choice, short answer and concept sketch assessment tools with respect to students’ mental models, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco.
  • Ledley, TS, Gold, A.U., Niepold, F., McCaffrey, M. (2013): The CLEAN Network – Working Toward Collective Impact on Climate Literacy. Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco.
  • Sullivan, SB, Ledley, T.S., Kellogg, N., Gold, A.U., Lynds, S., Manduca, C. (2013): What to do Next? Supporting Climate Literacy within Next Generation Science Standards. Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco.
  • McNeal, K., Libarkin, J.C., Ledley, T.S., Gold, A.U., Lynds, S.E., Haddad, N., Ellins, K.K., Bardar, E., Dunlap, C., Youngman, E. (2013): Development of a Climate Concept Inventory and Assessment of High-school Students Engaged in the EarthLabs Climate Modules. American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco.
  • Morrison, D., Gold, A.U. (2013): Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN): Instructional Resources for Science Educators. Regional National Science Teacher Association Conference, Denver.
  • Taylor, J., Gold, A.U., Buhr, S.M., Smith, L. (2013) Teaching Climate and Energy: Classroom Resources to Support Your Teaching. Regional National Science Teacher Association Conference, Denver.
  • Gold, A.U., Harris, S.E. (2013): Measuring University Students’ Understanding of the Greenhouse Effect. Discipline Based Education Research Group, December 2013
  • Ellins, K., Ledley, T., Haddad, N., McNeal, K., Gold, A., Lynds, S., Libarkin, J., Quartini, E., Thirumalai, K., Caviette, M., 2013: Earthlabs: Supporting Teacher Professional Development To Facilitate Effective Teaching Of Climate Science, Geological Society of America meeting, Denver.
  • Gold, AU, Ledley, T.S., Kirk, K., Sullivan, S.B., Manduca, C., Lynds, S. (2013): Investigating and Supporting Energy Education as a Component of Climate Education. Geological Society of America Meeting, Denver.
  • Gold, AU, Ledley, T.S., Sullivan, S.B., Grogan, M., Lynds, S. (2013): Climate Communication and Education – Effective Framework Developed by the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN). Geological Society of America Meeting, Denver.
  • Harris, S., Gold, A. (2013): University students’ mental models of the greenhouse effect:  a comparison of two learning activities in moving students toward expert thinking , Geological Society of America Meeting, Denver.
  • Ledley, TS, Gold, A.U., Niepold, F., Grogan, M., Kirk, K., Sullivan, S.B., Lynds, S., McCaffrey, M., Manduca, C.A., Fox, S. (2013): The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN): Leveraging Reviewed Educational Resources and a Diverse Community to Achieve Climate Literacy Goals. Geological Society of America Meeting, Denver.
  • Sloan, V., Gold, A., Buhr Sullivan, S., Oonk, D., Lynds, S., Ledley, T.S., Manduca, C. (2013): Reaching Middle and High School Teachers through Email Lists, Facebook, and Web Postings the Results of Sharing Clean Climate and Energy Online Teaching Resources. Geological Society of America Meeting, Denver.
  • Ledley, T.S., Gold, A.U. (2013): Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN). Supporting Members in Increasing Climate Literacy, Spring 2013 survey. (CLEAN Network call, 9/24/13)
  • Ledley, T.S., Gold, A.U., Kirk, K., Grogan, M. (2013): Integration of the Energy Literacy Principles in the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Portal. Presentation for Department of Energy May 6, 2013
  • Gold. A.U., Buhr, S., Ledley, T.S. (2013): Teaching Climate and Energy: The CLEAN Collection of Peer-Reviewed Climate and Energy Learning Resources. NSTA Conference, San Antonio.
  • Randolph, G., Niepold, F., Gold, A.U., Falcon, P., TeBockhorst, D., McLaughlin, J. (2013): Teaching Climate Science Through Data and Visualizations, presented at the NSTA Conference, San Antonio (April 2013).
  • Gold, A.U., Ledley, T.S., Buhr, S.M., Manduca, C.A., Fox, S.P., Kirk, K., Grogan, M., Niepold, F., Carley, S., Lynds, S., Howell, C. (2012): Supporting Teachers in Climate Change Instruction – The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Tool Kit. Invited talk at American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting – December 2012.
  • Buhr, S., Gold, A.U., Kellagher, E., Ledley, T., Lynds, S. (2012): Supporting Teachers’ Needs in Climate Education: Strategies to forestall controversy, develop knowledge and build community Invited talk) American Geophysical Union (December 2012).
  • Buhr, S., Gold, A.U., Ledley, T., Lynds, S. (2012): Using Evaluation Studies to Understand Educator Needs, Practices and Strategies for Success in Climate Education (Invited talk) American Geophysical Union (December 2012).
  • Buhr, S., Ledley, T., Gold, A., Manduca, C., Fox, S., Kirk, K., Grogan, M., Niepold, F., Lynds, S. (2012): Climate Literacy And Energy Awareness Network (Clean) – Supporting Teacher's Efforts To Prepare Students To Address Environmental Challenges. Geological Society of America Meeting (October 2012).
  • Ledley, T., Buhr, S., Gold, A., (2012): Teaching Climate and Energy well: New reviewed collection of digital teaching materials around climate and energy topics. NSTA conference (April 2012).
  • Haddad, N., McNeal, K.S., Ledley, T.S., Ellins, K., Bardar, E., Youngman, B., Dunlap, C., Libarkin, J., Lynds, S., Buhr, S., Gold, A. (2012): Earthlabs Workshops: Increasing Teachers' Understanding And Ability To Teach Climate Science. – Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (GSA) - October 2012.
  • Reitner, J.M., Lomax, J., Ivy-Ochs, S., Gold, A.U., Drescher-Schneider, R., Fiebig, M., Kerschner, H. (2011) Challenges in deciphering the Last Glacial Cycle in Eastern Alps: The example of the Drau glacier system.
  • Gold, A.U. (2011): The CLEAN project. New Climate and Energy Teaching Resource for Educators, “Climate and Colorado’s Water Future Workshop”, Lakewood, CO (March 2011).
  • Gold, A.U., Ledley,T.S., McCaffrey, M.S., Buhr, S.M., Manduca, C.A., Niepold, F., Fox, S., Howell, C., Lynds, S.E. (2010): Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN):  New collection of high-quality digital teaching materials on climate and energy science. Colorado Science Conference, Denver, CO (November 2010).
  • Gold, A.U., Ledley,T.S., McCaffrey, M.S., Buhr, S.M., Manduca, C.A., Niepold, F., Fox, S., Howell, C., Lynds, S.E.  (2010): Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN):  A rigorous peer-review process for building a new collection of high-quality digital teaching materials on climate and energy science. Geological Society of America Fall Meeting, Denver, CO (October 2010).
  • Ledley, T.S. & Gold, A.U. (2010): Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network Pathway – Summary of a Rigorous Review Process. NASA GCCE (Global Climate Change Education) Webinar for Principle Investigators. (October 2010).
  • Gold, A.U., Ledley,T.S., McCaffrey, M.S., Buhr, S.M., Manduca, C.A., Niepold, F., Fox, S., Howell, C., Lynds, S.E. (2010): Excellent digital teaching materials – summary of a rigorous review process - Climate Literacy And Energy Awareness Network Pathway. Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference (COLTT), (August 2010).
  • Gold, A.U. (2010): Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Project (CLEAN) – High Quality Climate and Energy Teaching Resources. “Inspiring Climate Change Excellence (ICEE) Workshop, Boulder, CO (June 2010). 
  • Reuther, A.U., Stea, R.R, Gosse, J.C. & McDonald, F. (2007): Deglaciation of Nova Scotia: a chronostratigraphic approach, Atlantic Geoscience Society (AGS), Moncton, Canada (Feb 2007).
  • Reuther, A.U. (2007): “The glacial chronology of the Southern Carpathians, Romania, constrained by 10Be exposure ages and pedological investigations” (Department of Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University, Mar 2007, Halifax, Canada)
  • Reuther, A.U. (2006): “The most recent cataclysmic flood event from ice-dammed lakes in the Russian Altai Mountains, Siberia: Evidence, Magnitude, Timing and Impact“, Invited talk at Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lehigh University, Oct 2006, Bethlehem, PA, USA:
  • Reuther, A.U. (2006): “Dating of a flooding event from ice-dammed lakes in the Russian Altai Mountains” Invited talk in the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Mar 2006, Dartmouth, Canada.
  • Reuther, A.U. (2006): “Reconstructing the Late Glacial and Last Glacial history of the Valle Pietrele, Retezat Mountains, Southern Carpathians” Presentation: Quaternary Research Group, Dalhousie University, Jan 2006, Halifax, Canada.
  • Reuther, A.U. (2006): “Climate and paleoclimate in the Andes with a focus on the transition zone”.  Presentation at the Andes Research Group Workshop, Dalhousie University, Dec 2005, Halifax, Canada.
  • Reuther, A.U., Stea, R.R, Gosse, J.C. & McDonald, F. (2006): Deglaciation of Nova Scotia: a chronostratigraphic approach. First results. Atlantic Canada Ice Dynamics (ACID)-Workshop, Halifax, Canada (Oct 2006).
  • Reitner, J., Reuther, A.U., Ivy-Ochs, S., Herbst, P., Stadler, H., Kubik, P. & Draxler, I. (2006): The Sturzstrom event of Feld (Matrei / Eastern Tyrol / Austria). A forgotten Catastrophe during early human settlement in the Alps? Deutsche Quartär Vereinigung (DEUQUA) Conference, Bonn, Germany (Jul 2006).
  • Kubik, P.W. & Reuther, A.U. (2005): Attenuation of cosmogenic 10Be production within the first 20 cm below a rock surface. 10th Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) Congress, Lawrence Livermore California, USA (Sep 2005).
  • Reuther, A.U., Ivy-Ochs, S., Fiebig, M.C., Kubik, P.W. & Heine, K. (2005): Dating of the LGM: Attempts from the type-region of the Wuermian in the South German Alpine Foreland and from the Central German Highlands. Subcommission on European Quaternary Stratigraphy (SEQS) Conference, Bern, Switzerland (Sep 2005).
  • Reuther, A.U., Urdea, P., Ivy-Ochs, S., Geiger, C., Kubik, P.W. & Heine, K. (2004): Reconstructing the glacial history of the Valle Pietrele, Retezat Mountains, Southern Carpathians and the paleoclimatic implications of the last glacial cycle constrained from surface exposure ages (10Be) and pedological records. Subcommission on European Quaternary Stratigraphy (SEQS) Conference, Bern, Switzerland (Sep 2005).
  • Geiger, C., Reuther, A.U., Urdea, P. & Heine, K. (2004): Constraining the Late Glacial history of the Valle Pietrele, Retezat Mountains, using GIS-based equilibrium line of altitude (ELA) modelling, supported by pedological field observation. International Workshop on Alpine Geomorphology and Mountain Hazards, Fagaras Mountains, Rumania (Sep 2004).
  • Reuther, A.U., Urdea, P., Ivy-Ochs, S., Geiger, C., Kubik, P.W. & Heine, K. (2004): Reconstructing the Last Glacial and Late Glacial history of the Valle Pietrele, Retezat Mountains, Southern Carpathians, using surface exposure dating with in-situ produced 10Be. International Workshop on Alpine Geomorphology and Mountain Hazards, Fagaras Mountains, Rumania (Sep 2004).
  • Reuther, A.U., Urdea, P., Ivy-Ochs, S., Geiger, C., Kubik, P.W. & Heine, K. (2004): Rekonstruktion der letztglazialen Vergletscherung des Valle Pietrele, Retezat Gebirge, Südkarpaten. Datierungen mit kosmogenem, in-situ produziertem 10Be gestützt durch pedologische Untersuchungen. Arbeitskreis (AK) für Geomorphologie Conference, Heidelberg, Germany (Oct 2004).
  • Reuther, A.U. & Heine, K. (2004): Vergletscherung des Bayerischen Waldes am Beispiel des Kleinen Arberseegletschers und erste Ergebnisse vom Isar-Loisach Gletscher- Datierungen mit in-situ produziertem, kosmogenem 10Be. DEUQUA Subkommission Alpenvorland und Quartär (AGAQ) Conference (04/04), Bern, Switzerland (Apr 2004).

Conference and Workshop Poster Presentations

  • Lynds, S., Gold, A., McNeal, K.S., Libarkin, J., Sullivan, S.B., Ledley, T., Haddad, N., Ellins, K. (2013): Investigating Climate Science Misconceptions Using a Teacher Professional Development Workshop Registration Survey. American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco.
  • Niepold, F, Ledley, T.S., Gold, A.U., Breslyn, W.G., Carley, S. (2013): Improving the Nation’s Climate Literacy Through the Next Generation Science Standards. Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco.
  • Grogan, M., Niepold, F., Ledley, T.S., Gold, A.U., Breslyn, W.G., Carley, S. (2013): Improving the Nation’s Climate Literacy through the Next Generation Science Standards, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco.
  • Ledley, TS, Gold, A.U., Sullivan, S.B., Manduca, C.A., Fox, S. , Kirk, K., Grogan, M., Niepold, K. (2013): Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) – Providing Reviewed Educational Resources to Enhance the Effective Use of Earth Science Data and Knowledge. ESIP Federation Meeting, Chapel Hill.
  • Gold, A.U., Harris, S. (2013): Studying effective approaches of teaching the Greenhouse Effect. iSTEM event, May 5, 2013
  • Gold, A.U., Buhr, S.S., Kellagher, E., Morrison, D., Lynds, S.E. (2013): Inspiring Climate Education Excellence (ICEE):  Navigating climate instruction in the secondary science classroom, Triagency Meeting in Washington, DC.
  • Gold, A.U., Buhr, S.M., Ledley, T.S., Manduca, C.A., Niepold, F., Lynds, S.E. (2013): Teaching tools offered by the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN). CIRES Rendez Vous 2013.
  • Gold, A.U., McCaffrey, M.S., Buhr, S.M., Lynds, S.E. (2011): The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness (CLEAN) collection of peer-reviewed high-quality digital teaching materials. CIRES Rendez-Vous (accepted).
  • Ledley, T.S., McCaffrey, M.S., Buhr, S.M., Gold, A.U., Lynds, S.E., Manduca, C.A., Fox, S., Niepold, F., Howell, C. (2010): Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Pathway - Teaching Climate and Energy Science: Teaching materials, Professional Development, Social Networking. iSTEM Meeting at CU Boulder (July 2010).
  • Ledley, T.S., Grogan, M., Lockwood, J., Comer,C., McCaffrey, M.S., Buhr, S.M., Gold, A.U., Lynds,S.E., Manduca, C.A., Fox, S., Kirk, K., Iverson, E., Niepold, F., Howell, C., Carley, S. (2010): Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Pathway - Teaching Climate and Energy Science: Teaching materials, Professional Development, Social Networking. National Science Digital Libaray (NSDL) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (November 2010).
  • Buhr, S.M., Arthur, T., Gold, A.U., Lynds, S.E., McCaffrey, M.S., Smith, L., Wise, S. (2010): Highlights from the CIRES Education and Outreach Group. CIRES Rendez-Vous (April 2010)
  • Reuther, A., Ivy-Ochs, S., Fiebig, M., Kubik, P.W. & Heine, K. (2007): Dating the LGM: attempts from the type-region of the Würmian glaciation in the southern German Alpine Foreland and from the Central German Highlands INQUA 2007 - 17th International Congress of the Union of Quaternary Research (Jul/Aug 2007).
  • Heine, K., Reuther, A.U., Urdea, P., Ivy-Ochs, S., Kubik, P.W., Geiger, C., Schlaak, N. & Niller, H.-P. (2007): Timing of Late Pleistocene mountain glaciation using cosmogenic in situ 10Be: the southern Carpathians and the Bavarian Forest compared to the Bavarian Alpine Foreland and northern Germany. - 17th International Congress of the Union of Quaternary Research (Jul/Aug 2007).
  • Urdea, P., Reuther, A., Heine, K., Ivy-Ochs, S., Kubik, P.W. & Geiger, C. (2007): New data concerning Quaternary glaciation in the Transylvanian Alps (Romania). - 17th International Congress of the Union of Quaternary Research (Jul/Aug 2007).
  • Reitner, J. M., Reuther, A. U., Ivy-Ochs, S., Herbst, P., Stadler, H., Kubik, P. W. & Draxler, I., (2006): The sturzstrom event of Feld (Matrei/Eastern Tyrol/Austria): A forgotten catastrophe during early human settlement in the Alps? 150 Years of Neanderthal Discoveries: Early europeans - continuity & discontinuity Conference, Bonn, Germany (Jul 2006).
  • Reuther, A.U., Reitner, J., Ivy-Ochs, S. & Herbst, P. (2006): From kinematics to dating – the sturzstrom deposits of Feld (Matrei, Eastern Tyrol, Austria). European Geoscience Union (EGU) Conference, Vienna, Austria (Apr 2006).
  • Förster, K., Reuther, A.U., Fiebig, M.C., Strunk, H. & Heine, K. (2006): Dating of raised beach deposits in Gipsdalen, coastal west Svalbard, using surface exposure dating (10Be, 36Cl) and radiocarbon ages. European Geoscience Union (EGU) Conference, Vienna, Austria (Apr 2006).
  • Förster, K., Reuther, A.U., Fiebig, M.C., Strunk, H. & Heine, K. (2006): Dating of raised beach deposits in Gipsdalen, coastal west Svalbard, using surface exposure and radiocarbon ages. Atlantic Geoscience Society (AGS) Conference, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada (Feb 2006).
  • Geiger, C., Reuther, A. U., Urdea, P. & Heine, K. (2004): GIS-basierte Modellierung der Gletschergleichgewichtslinie (ELA) des Spätglazials im Valle Pietrele, Retezat Gebirge, Südkarpaten. Arbeitskreis (AK) für Geomorphologie Conference, Heidelberg, Germany (Oct 2004).
  • Reuther, A.U., Gosse, J.C., Ivy-Ochs, S., Fiebig, M.C., Kubik, P.W., Yang, G. & Heine, K. (2004): Dating of the LGM: Attempts from the type-region of the Wuermian in the South German Alpine Foreland and from the Central German Highlands. International Geological Congress (IGC) Florence, Italy (Aug 2004).