Evening & Weekend Workshops in Seismology for Adults
at Weston Observatory
Registration is now CLOSED. If you are interested in this program, please review the information below and contact us at 617-552-8300 to register.
Registration will close at 5 PM on January 28th.
Unfortunately, the instructor for sections B and C is unable to teach those sections. Therefore, sections B and C are postponed until March. Section A is still open to those who are still interested.
The Boston College Educational Seismology Project (BC-ESP) is offering a unique opportunity for adults to learn all about seismology and other aspects of Earth Science, and to experience the world of scientific research through a series of evening or weekend workshops at Weston Observatory. The BC-ESP team of seismologists and instructors is led by BC Professor Alan Kafka. This program uses seismology as a medium for inviting people into the world of science research through inquiry-based learning by investigation of earthquakes recorded by seismographs.
Presentations by BC-ESP seismologists, as well as hands-on exercises, engage participants in learning not only about seismology and earthquakes, but also about geology, plate tectonics, volcanoes, mountain building, and many other aspects of the Earth and environmental sciences. Furthermore, our BC-ESP workshops teach aspects of physics, such as energy, mechanics, and waves, encouraging a culture of inquiry in science, technology and mathematics. Participants learn how to operate seismographs and analyze real ground motion data being recorded by BC-ESP seismographs.
You must register for a specific Section group. The time and date for each Section is listed below. Each Evening Section consists of four individual classes and will cover the three topics discussed in the link above over the course of the dates listed per Section. The Weekend Section is identical to the Evening Sections but will only meet on Saturdays. Although each Section will cover the same topics, they are independent from each other. There is no cross-registration between Sections, unless authorized by the instructor. Costs of attending are listed under the "Registration Cost" section below.
Monday, February 4th
Wednesday, February 6th
Monday, February 11th
Wednesday, February 13th
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 5th
Thursday, February 7th
Tuesday, February 12th
Thursday, February 14th
|6:30 PM- 9:00 PM|
Saturday, February 9th
Saturday, February 16th
|10:00 AM- 3:00 PM|