Natalie Bursztyn



CHCB 367


PhD Geomorphology & Geoscience Education - Utah State University 2015

MS Geological Engineering (Mineral and Energy Exploration) - Queen's University 2005

Courses Taught

Geo 101

Geo 103

Geo 202


Bursztyn, N., 2020. From Grand Canyon to Yosemite: Lessons learned from the development and assessment of digital geoscience field trips for mobile smart devices: Parks Stewardship Forum 36(2):214-245, doi: 10.5070/P536248268.

Bursztyn, N., Goode, R., and McDonough, C., 2020. “I felt like a scientist” undergraduate student perceptions of learning geoscience using mobile virtual field trips, in Thompson, J.L., Houseal, A. & Cook, A. (Eds.). America's largest classroom: What we learn from our National Parks. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. P. 151-166.

Jackson, D., Kaveh, H., Victoria, J., Walker, A., and Bursztyn, N., 2019. Integrating an augmented reality sandbox challenge activity into a large-enrollment introductory geoscience lab for nonmajors produces no learning gains: Journal of Geoscience Education, 67(3):237-248, doi:10.1080/10899995.2019.1583786

Gutierrez, J.A. and Bursztyn, N., 2019. Yosemite the story of ice: design of a virtual and augmented reality field trip through Yosemite National Park, in Singh, A.D., Shriram, R., Robeck, E., Nkwenti, M.N., & Sharma, B. (Eds.) Cases on smart learning environments. P. 1-16.

Bursztyn, N., Shelton, B., Walker, A., and Pederson, J., 2017. Increasing undergraduate interest to learn geoscience with GPS-based, augmented reality field trips on students’ own smartphones: GSA Today, 27(5):4-11.

Bursztyn, N., Walker, A., Shelton, B., and Pederson, J., 2017. Assessment of student learning using augmented reality Grand Canyon field trips for mobile smart-devices: Geosphere, 13(2):1–9, doi:10.1130/GES01404.1.

Bursztyn N., Pederson J.L., Tressler C., Mackley R.D., and Mitchell K.J., 2015. Rock strength along a fluvial transect of the Colorado Plateau –quantifying a fundamental control in geomorphology: Earth and Planetary Science Letters 429:90-100.

Bursztyn, N., Pederson J., Shelton, B., Walker, A. and Campbell, T., 2015. Universally accessible virtual geology field trips utilizing geo-referenced mobile game technology: International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology 3(2):93-100.

Bursztyn, N. and Olivo, G.R., 2010. Hydrothermal platinum-group element and gold mineralization at the McBratney occurrence, Flin Flon Greenstone Belt, Manitoba, Canada: Economic Geology, 105(8): 1469-1490.