Blue Ridge Mountains


Blue Ridge Earth Science Collaborative

University of Virginia

James Madison University


Oceanography Summer 2013

Meteorology Spring 2014

Resources for Teachers

Program Directors:

Edward Murphy
Ed is an associate professor in the Astronomy Department at the University of Virginia and manages the department's education and public outreach program.
Phone: (434) 924-4890

Eric Pyle
Eric is an associate professor in Geology and Environmental Science at James Madison University where he leads the Earth Science Education effort.
Phone: (540) 568-7115

Jennifer Maeng
Jennifer is the Director of the Research and Evalution Team for the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement in the Curry School of Education at the Unviersity of Virginia.

Michelle Prysby
Michelle is the Director of Science Education and Public Outreach for the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia
Phone: (434) 243-4292



Funds for this project were provided by a grant from the federal Improving Teacher Quality State Grants (Title II, Part A) Professional Development Program administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

Additional support comes from the University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences, the Curry School of Education, the Center for the Liberal Arts, and the Friends of the Leander McCormick Observatory.