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USGS Science at AGU: Coasts In Crisis, Educating Native Americans, and Science In Cities
Released: 5/26/2000

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Washington Convention Center (CC)
Washington, D.C.
May 30 - June 3, 2000

Tuesday, May 30

10:00 a.m. PRESS CONFERENCE: "Coasts In Crisis" with Charles Groat, USGS Director, and others (Relates to Session OS 22B; Location: Briefing Room 2, CC)

1:30 p.m. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Charles Groat, USGS Director, speaks on "Confronting Coastal Crisis: How Integrative Science Can Help Resolve the Conflicts"; other Keynote Speakers include Congressman Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD, 1st District), and Cornelia Dean, Science Editor of The New York Times (Session OS 22B - Coasts In Crisis: Addressing 21st Century Coastal Issues with Integrative Science; LocationCC:33)

Wednesday, May 31

11:00 a.m. PRESS CONFERENCE: "Earth Science in the Cities" with Charles Groat, USGS Director, and others (Relates to Sessions U32B, U41A, U42A; Location: Briefing Room 2,CC)

1:30 p.m. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Charles Groat, USGS Director, speaks on "Urban Dynamics: Integrated Geoscience Meets the City" (Session U 32B - Earth Sciences in the Cities I; Location: CC:31)

1:30 p.m. "Real-Time Earthquake Exhibits for Museums", by C R Hutt,(Session ED 32A- Geoscience Education Posters; Location: CC:Hall D)

2:15 p.m. "Toward Consensus in the New Madrid Seismic Zone", by J S Gomberg, (Session S 31C -Seismicity and Seismic Hazards in Eastern North America I; Location: CC:10-12)

Thursday, June 1

1:30 p.m. "Earthquake Hazards and Cities", by J R Filson

"Landslides and Cities - An Unwanted Partnership", by D G Howell, R J Pike, R W Graymer, and G F Wieczorek

"Using Improved Earth Science Information to Forecast Natural Hazards Vulnerability in the Greater Evansville, Indiana Region", by J F Sutter, D R Soller, A P Schultz, M E McRae, and R W Graul

(The three posters listed directly above are included in Session U 42A-Earth Sciences in the Cities III Posters; Location: CC:Hall D)

2:00 p.m. PRESS CONFERENCE: "Can Streams be ’Restored’?" with Robert B. Jacobson and others (Relates to Sessions H 52A and H 61A; Location: Briefing Room 2, CC)

2:25 p.m. INVITED SPEAKER: E I Robbins speaks on: "Science Programs for Children (K-12) in Coal-Mining Regions"

3:15 p.m. "Teaching and Learning Science from Native Americans"

4:00 p.m. INVITED SPEAKER: S S CROWLEY speaks on: "Earth Science Course for Indigenous Peoples - Videos as Teaching Tools"

(The 3 presentations listed directly above are included in Session ED 42A - Place and Culture in Geoscience Education; Location: CC:36)

Friday, June 2

11:00 a.m. INVITED SPEAKER: Charles Groat, USGS Director, speaks on "USGS Educational Programs - Year 2000 Focus on Integration and Partnerships" (Special Session ED 51A - James V. O’Connor Session - Professional Societies and Government Agencies Supporting Geoscience Education Through Local, Regional, and National Partnerships; Location: CC:6)

Saturday, June 3

9:00 a.m. "Aquatic Habitat Rehabilitation on the Lower Missouri River", by R B Jacobson and M S Laustrup (Session H61A - Scientific Basis for Stream Restoration; Location: CC:30)

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