TNCC Instructor Joins Committee to Create Professional Organization for Geoscience Educators

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) adjunct Geology instructor Lynsey LeMay is among 10 geoscience educators on an committee to establish a professional organization for geoscience instructors at two-year colleges. The new organization will be affiliated with the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT), a group created to enhance formal and informal earth science education for K-12 students and students at colleges and universities.

The group will provide special support for geoscience faculty at two-year colleges, promote opportunities to expand professional development, and build an online portal for 2YC geoscience educators. Additionally, it will establish best practices for geoscience education at two-year colleges and develop programs that will improve student learning and retention for diverse populations.


New Field Geology Course Takes TNCC Students to Montana

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Geology students didn’t just read about geological concepts during the summer session. They explored the expansive terrain of Montana to learn during a new field geology course.

TNCC Geology Instructor and Department Head Peter Berquist joined Assistant Professor Callan Bentley from Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) in Annandale to facilitate the July 5-18 field class. “Montana is a great place to go just because of the diversity in geology,” Berquist said.