If you use EarthChem in the classroom, please send a brief description of your exercises or activities to for inclusion in this page.


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Exercises and Resources

Central America Volcanoes: Cerro Negro, Ilopango, Irazu, Telica, and Turrialba

Write-ups for the undergraduate level and KML files for sample locations. Submitted by M. Carr.

Short Course Tutorial - Using Online Geochemical Databases for Research and Teaching 
(1) Short Course Exercises 
(2) Lesser Antilles Data Sheet 
(3) MAR Data




MARGINS Izu-Bonin-Mariana Workshop: Online database resources for research and teaching [pdf]
MARGINS Education Workshop (2008): Bringing Source-to-Sink Discoveries to the Classroom with SedDB [pdf]
Hands-On Exercises - MARGINS Interdisciplinary Workshop (2007) [pdf]
SERC - Geoscience Education in the new Cyberinfrastructure [link]



AGU 2007 Education and Human Resources Session: Science Education Partnerships [abstract]
MARGINS Education Workshop: A MARGINS Mini-Lesson [pdf] 
GSA 2006 A digital resource collection supporting the use of EarthChem databases in geoscience courses [abstract]



Short Courses

A list of shortcourses held. 

  • Using Geoinformatics Resources to Explore the Generation of Convergent Margins Magma (2011 GSA)
  • GSA Workshop: Using Online Databases for Research and Teaching (10/2008)
  • E-Research Australasia, Melbourne, Australia (10/2008)
  • Goldschmidt Conference, Vancouver BC (7/2008)
  • Washington State University (3/2008)
  • MARGINS Interdisciplinary Mini-Workshop (12/2007)
  • Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (10/2007)
  • GSA Workshop: Using Online Databases for Research and Teaching (10/2006)


EarthChem Interships

EarthChem grants summer internship opportunities to qualified students.  Students interested in working with EarthChem for course credit are encouraged to email us at