A webinar with Jill Schneiderman, Professor of Earth Science, Vassar College. Original airdate: Wednesday, January 25, 2012.
In this webinar, Jill Schneiderman will give examples of different types of contemplative practices that she has used in a variety of geoscience courses. The courses in which she has used these techniques range from introductory earth science to seminars on environmental justice. Earth science content such as geologic time, chemical and physical weathering, and characteristics for distinguishing different mineral groups can be illuminated with contemplative techniques.
Jill S. Schneiderman is professor of Earth Science at Vassar College, where she teaches earth science, gender studies, and environmental studies. She has been a Fulbright scholar at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. She is the editor of "The Earth Around Us: Maintaining a Livable Planet" (West View Press, 2003) and "For the Rock Record: Geologists on Intelligent Design" (Univ California Press, 2009) to both of which she has contributed essays. She was a contemplative practice fellow of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society in 2009. In 2011 she completed the 16-month Mindfulness Teacher Training program of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
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