Mark P. Turski

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Professor of Earth System Science Education

BS, MEd, University of Maine-Orono; PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Email: markt@plymouth.edu
Homepage: http://oz.plymouth.edu/~sci_ed/Turski/

Contact information

Telephone: 603-535-2749
Office: Boyd Science Center, Room 232B

About Professor Mark Turski

Mark Turski is a Professor of Earth System Science Education in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at Plymouth State University. He obtained his BS in Soil Science from the University of Maine at Orono in 1976. He worked at Sweet Potato newspaper before returning to UMO and obtaining his secondary science teaching certification. For the next six years he taught earth science in the South Portland, Maine school system. He returned to UMO to obtain his M.Ed. in Science Education in 1986. Upon completion of his M.Ed., he headed to the University of Texas for a Ph.D.  He then returned east and joined the faculty at Plymouth State College. He played and is still a great supporter of RUGBY!

Selected publications/presentations

  • Geological Society of America National Conference (Fall, 2012) Using Problem Based Learning (PBL) Module Development as a Content Framework for ESS Teacher Professional Development
  • Geological Society of America National Conference (Fall, 2010) Utilizing The White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) As A Learning Tool In An Introductory Earth System Science Course For Non-Majors
  • Geological Society of America National Conference (Fall, 2009) – presented Using National Parks For Problem Based Learning (PBL) In An Introductory Earth System Science Course For Non-Majors
  • Geological Society of America National Conference (Fall, 2007) – presented Developing a Professional Development Plan for Promotion and Tenure Portfolios
  • National Science Teachers Association National Conference (Spring, 2007) – presented One (sprinkle) in a Million at the NESTA share – a – thon
  • Geological Society of America National Conference (Fall, 2006) - presented the poster The Hazardous Earth – The development, implementation and assessment of an earth system science course for non-science majors.
  • National Science Teachers Association National Conference (Spring, 2006) - presented Whose constellation is that? It’s MINE! at the NESTA share – a – thon.
  • National Science Teachers Association National Conference (Spring, 2004) – presented Online Professional Development – Is it the right choice for you?
  • Taiwan National Normal University (Winter, 2003) – presented Science Education In the United States
  • University of New South Wales (Fall, 2003) – Presented What the Research Says – Training Tomorrow’s Teachers In the United States
  • National Science Teachers Association National Conference (Spring, 2003) – presented the paper Using On-line Materials in the Earth Science Classroom
  • National Association for Geoscience Teaching (Spring, 2002) – presented Using Rubrics in the Introductory Earth Science Classroom

Selected Funded Projects

  • 2007- 2012 – Director of Preparing Earth System Science Teachers of Tomorrow grant which is part of The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA) and NSF’s Geo-Teach project.
  • 2002 – 2005 – Director of Training Earth System Science Teachers (TESST) grant which is part of the NASA and Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA) Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers Through Technology project.
  • 2004, Summer – Earth Science by Design Institute – Co-PI for TERC funded program
  • 2001, Summer – Hands On Universe – site co-ordinator for program presented in conjunction with Lawrence Hall of Science – University of California at Berkeley
  • 2001, Summer – Middle School Science Institute – site co-ordinator and presenter
  • 2001, Summer – Science For All – Planning committee for New England Impact Centers sponsored institute

Courses Taught

Earth Systems Science: Managing the Earth’s Resources (ESDI 2600)
Earth Systems Science: The Hazardous Earth (ESDI 2610)
Introduction to Planetary Science (HON and UG) (ESDI 1000)
Energy and Society (ESP 3200)

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Department of Environmental Science and Policy

Chair: Mary Ann McGarry

Boyd Science Center,
Room 211
8 a.m.-4p.m. M-F

Phone: 603-535-3198
Email: slbolton@plymouth.edu
(Shaughn Bolton, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: 603-535-3180

Mailing Address:
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