April 23rd at 6pm EDT (3pm PDT)

Ocean acidification is a complex phenomenon with profound consequences. Understanding complexity and the impact of ocean acidification requires systems thinking and collaboration, both in research and in education. Scientific advancement will help us better understand the problem and devise more effective solutions, but executing these solutions will require widespread public participation to mitigate this global problem. 

In an effort to help high school students understand today's science, the presenters have translated current systems-level ocean acidification research into a 5 week classroom module.  They will present this curriculum and provide guidance for easy implementation in high schools.  Thus far 13 different schools and over 1200 students have field tested this work – they have seen dramatic increases in engagement, and in students’ abilities to use inquiry and to challenge their mental models.  The lessons are hands-on, interdisciplinary, and specifically focus on systems thinking which has been shown to enable behavioral change.  

In this curriculum, students take on the roles of scientists and delegates as they investigate the consequences of the changing carbon cycle on the chemistry and biology of the oceans.  Students begin by critically assess different pieces of information through news articles and real-time data.  They combine their findings into a network diagram that interconnects key players of this system.  Students align themselves with stakeholders and design collaborative, cohesive experiments to test hypotheses and network properties.  They explore how carbon dioxide is produced as well as the consequences of increased CO2 levels on the pH of water, the integrity of seashells, and the life cycle of diatoms. In the culminating activity, students act as delegates when reconvening to discuss the systems consequences of ocean acidification. They make recommendations for further research, policy, and lifestyle changes.  

The module connects to other pertinent lessons being developed locally and globally and provides a clear connection to the Next Generation Science Standards and Ocean Literacy standards. 

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Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Following the presentation there will be a few short informational announcements relevant to the ocean acidfication communication community. Please forward this invitation to interested colleagues. We look forward to seeing you at this event!

More info on the series and upcoming webinars can be found here

This series is jointly sponsored by the NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries and Ocean Acidification Program.

NOAA's Climate Stewards Education Project (CSEP) is collaborating with Federal, State and NGO partners to convene four climate-science workshops for formal and informal educators. Participants will hear from and interact with climate science, education and communication experts, and visit research facilities to explore foundational technologies and innovations in Earth-system research. This workshop in Boulder, CO will focus on the region and topical impacts of climate change, with a goal of connecting educators and their students/audiences to the best-available, science-based information and resources about climate change.

Register for the Boulder, CO workshop is open, however there are attendance limits for the workshop, and we are advertising them nationally.  Availability will be on a first come first serve basis, so register early for your workshop. Participation in the workshops is free, but attendees are responsible for arranging their own transportation, lodging and meals unless otherwise indicated in workshop details.  

All attendees will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the workshop as well as the number of professional development hours they have engaged in.  

Below are the location, dates, locations, and attendance limits for the upcoming workshop. Registration forms will be shut down when registration for that workshop has reached capacity. You will receive an email confirming your participation in the workshop.  The capacity for this workshop is 30 Participants.

Important Note: If you are a foreign national and wish to attend the workshops in Boulder, CO you MUST send an email to the lead contact for that workshop: Teresa Eastburn, eastburn@ucar.edu

 

Climate Education Workshop: Detailed Information

Boulder, Colorado

Dates & Times: Thursday through Saturday, June 25th-27th, 2015. Thu/Fri 8:00am-6:00pm, Sat 8:00am-3:30pm

 

Place: National Center for Atmospheric Research /University Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Laboratory

1850 Table Mesa Drive.

Boulder, Colorado 80305

303.497.1000 

 

Important Note: If you are a foreign national and wish to attend this workshop, you MUST note it in your registration and send an email to: Teresa Eastburn, eastburn@ucar.edu

 

Primary Contacts:  

Teresa Eastburn, eastburn@ucar.edu

Bruce Moravchik, Bruce.moravchik@noaa.gov

Peg Steffen, Peg.Steffen@noaa.gov

 

Featured Presentations:

  • The Landscape of Climate change and its Impacts: A Global to Local Perspective.
  • Meet the Scientists - 1:1 Rotating Small Group Conversations with Climate Scientists 
  • NOAA’s Science on a Sphere - Visualizing the impacts of Climate Change Globally and Locally
  • Water and the West: Regional Impacts of Climate Change and Citizen Science Monitoring Programs.
  • A Strategy to Decarbonize US Energy: What Needs to Be Done and How Teachers, Students,  and Communities Can Mitigate and Adapt to the Impacts of Climate Change.

 

Featured Activities:

  • Tour and Presentations at

    • U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Lab.
    • U.S. Geological Survey Ice Core Lab. Participants should bring a winter coat, hat, and gloves in order to experience the ice core storage freezer within the facility.
    • NCAR Wyoming Super-Computing Center 

 

  • Hands-On Activity Demonstrations:

    • The Energy Wedge Game
    • Glaciers A Go-Go & Glaciers Now and Then
    • The Systems Game
    • The Very Simple Climate Model & other Climate Simulations for the Classroom.

 

Notes on Food & Lodging:

  • There is no cost to attend this workshop.
  • Participants must make their own travel and overnight arrangements.
  • Meals will not be provided, but participants will be informed of the numerous dining options.
  • A limited block of rooms have been reserved below the Federal Government Rate ($111/night excluding taxes) at the Days Inn, Boulder. 5397 South Boulder Road, Hwy36 Table Mesa Exit, Boulder, CO 80303 (http://www.daysinn.com/hotels/colorado/boulder/days-hotel-boulder/hotel-overview, http://www.dayshotelboulder.com/). To reserve a room at this rate call Days Inn at 303.499.4422 by Friday, May 22 and identify yourself as booking a room as part of the “NCAR/UCAR/NOAA Group” No rooms will be held at this rate past this date. 
  • A series of shuttles organized by the workshop will be available for limited transportation to/from this hotel and the NCAR/UCAR facility and downtown locations at the beginning and end of each workshop day.  

For questions concerning the workshop including location and program questions, contact the workshop lead:

Boulder, CO  - Teresa Eastburn, eastburn@ucar.edu

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This workshop is part of the White House Climate Education and Literacy Initiative

 

Learn to teach basic climate science and empower your students to take action. Practice teaching the carbon cycle, investigate "garbology," and develop simple student action projects. Content is focused on grades five to eight.

Location: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

 
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 2pm ET/11am PT
 
How will climate change affect our communities? How can we evaluate news stories about the effects of climate change in your area? What can you do to reach out to your local media and educators, to encourage them to explore the local impacts of climate change? 

The National Climate Assessment can help. 

This report from the US government—due the week of May 6th—evaluates, integrates and assesses observed and projected impacts of climate change across the country, examining how climate change will affect different communities and regions. It will be a tremendous resource for teachers, for parents, and for anyone trying to connect global climate change to local concerns 

To learn how we can make the best use of this tool, join us for a discussion with a panel of climate change specialists. These specialists will address how you can use the report to learn how climate change is already affecting your community, and how teachers can use the report to bring climate change into classrooms. 

Panelists will include: Emily Cloyd, Public Participation and Engagement Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment at USGCRP, the federal agency developing the National Climate Assessment; Paige Knappenberger, media relations associate at Climate Nexus, who tracks media coverage and helps communities connect with media outlets to address climate change; Amanda Rycerz, research officer at Habitat 7, website developers of for NCA. Moderator Minda Berbeco is a Programs and Policy Director at NCSE specializing in climate change, working with parents and educators to support the good teaching of climate change science in public schools.

 

NOAA's Climate Stewards Education Project (CSEP) is collaborating with Federal, State and NGO partners to convene four climate-science workshops for formal and informal educators. Participants will hear from and interact with climate science, education and communication experts, and visit research facilities to explore foundational technologies and innovations in Earth-system research. This workshop in St. Petersburg Florida will focus on the region and topical impacts of climate change, with a goal of connecting educators and their students/audiences to the best-available, science-based information and resources about climate change.

Registration for the St. Petersburg Florida workshop is open, however there are attendance limits for the workshop, and we are advertising them nationally.  Availability will be on a first come first serve basis, so register early for your workshop. Participation in the workshops is free, but attendees are responsible for arranging their own transportation, lodging and meals unless otherwise indicated in workshop details.  

All attendees will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the workshop as well as the number of professional development hours they have engaged in.  

Below are the location, dates, locations, and attendance limits for the upcoming workshop. Registration forms will be shut down when registration for that workshop has reached capacity. You will receive an email confirming your participation in the workshop. The capacity for this workshop is 50 Participants.

Climate Education Workshop Detailed Information

St. Petersburg, Florida

Dates & Times: Sunday and Monday, May 17th and 18th, 2015. 8:00am - 5:00pm

 

Place: Sirata Beach Resort & Conference Center 5300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 (855) 344-5999 http://www.sirata.com

This workshop will precede a Sea Grant-supported Climate Community of Practice (CCOP) Annual Meeting in the same location. Information on both the CCOP annual meeting and the climate education workshop can be at: http://masgc.org/climate-outreach-community-of-practice/annual-meeting-2015.

 

Primary Contacts:  

Amy Clark, Amy.Clark@noaa.gov

Molly Harrison, Molly.Harrison@noaa.gov

Bruce Moravchik, Bruce.moravchik@noaa.gov

 

Featured Presentations:

  • Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography, Human Impact on Climate Cycles and Tools for Teaching it
  • Impacts of Climate Change on Human and Biological Ecosystems
  • Impact of Climate Change on Manatees and Their Habitats
  • Palynological Research, What it is, How Its Used to Understanding Climate Change, and Tools for Teaching it
  • Lessons Learned: Best Practices for Teaching Climate Change

 

Featured Activities:

  • Develop your climate change “Elevator Speech” for connecting to climate skeptics
  • See demonstrations of how scientists and educators have made climate data and research findings available and relevant to the education community (included a visit from two of Busch Gardens Tampa’s Ambassador Animals)
  • Activities to increase participant climate science knowledge
  • Participate in demonstrations on how to teaching climate change and related topics.
  • Field Trip to Eckerd College - See how a local college implements student run stewardship programs related to climate education and resilience. Including: composting, recycling, community gardening, invasive removal, and a bike share programs. 

 

Notes on Food & Lodging:

  • There is no cost to attend this workshop.
  • Participants must make their own travel and overnight arrangements.
  • Meals will not be provided, but there are numerous dining options nearby.
  • A limited block of rooms have been reserved at the Federal Government Rate ($104/night excluding taxes) at the Sirata Beach Resort & Conference Center. To reserve a room at this rate, call the Sirata at 1-800-344-5999 by Thursday, April 30 and identify yourself as booking a room as part of the “NOAA Education Workshop Group” No rooms will be held at this rate past this date. 

For questions concerning the workshop including location and program questions, contact the workshop lead: Amy Clark, Amy.Clark@noaa.gov

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This workshop is part of the White House Climate Education and Literacy Initiative

 

Looking for fun, hands-on activities to engage your visitors, students and community on the topic of climate change?  Come to the New England Aquarium for a FREE training about these activities and climate change education. 

This training is ideal for classroom teachers and informal educators from various institutions hoping to engage students and adults around the topic of climate change. 

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM Eastern Time

The main presentation this month will be given by Jerry Meehl, a senior scientist in the University Center for Atmospheric Research's (UCAR) Climate and Global Dynamics Division. Jerry  will talk about the processes involved in producing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report as well as the National Climate Assessment (NCA).
  
A second presentation will be given by Mindy Berbeco, the Programs and Policy Director at the National Center for Science Education will further discuss the NCA, NCAnet - A group of organizations working with the National Climate Assessment to engage producers and users of climate science and impacts information across the United States, and their efforts to involve educators in unpacking the teachable moments from the report, and how you can become involved and have an impact on a nation-wide scale.

NOAA's Climate Stewards Education Project (CSEP) is collaborating with Federal, State and NGO partners to convene four climate-science workshops for formal and informal educators. Participants will hear from and interact with climate science, education and communication experts, and visit research facilities to explore foundational technologies and innovations in Earth-system research. This workshop in Seattle, Washington will focus on the region and topical impacts of climate change, with a goal of connecting educators and their students/audiences to the best-available, science-based information and resources about climate change.

Registration for the Seattle, Washington workshop is open, however there are attendance limits for the workshop, and we are advertising them nationally.  Availability will be on a first come first serve basis, so register early for your workshop. Participation in the workshops is free, but attendees are responsible for arranging their own transportation, lodging and meals unless otherwise indicated in workshop details.  

All attendees will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the workshop as well as the number of professional development hours they have engaged in.  

Below are the location, dates, locations, and attendance limits for the upcoming workshop. Registration forms will be shut down when registration for that workshop has reached capacity. You will receive an email confirming your participation in the workshop. The capacity for this workshop is 40 Participants.

Important Note: If you are a foreign national and wish to attend the workshops in Seattle, WA you MUST send an email to the lead contact for that workshop: Lisa Hiruki-Raring, Lisa.Hiruki-Raring@noaa.gov

 

Climate Education Workshop Detailed Information

Seattle, Washington

Dates & Times: Thursday and Friday, April 23rd and 24th, 2015. 8:30am - 5:00pm

 

Place: NOAA Western Regional Center, Building 9

7600 Sand Point Way NE

Seattle, WA 98115

 

Important Note: If you are a foreign national and wish to attend this workshop, you MUST note it in your registration and send an email to: Lisa Hiruki-Raring, Lisa.Hiruki-Raring@noaa.gov

 

Contacts:  

Lisa Hiruki-Raring, Lisa.Hiruki-Raring@noaa.gov

Peg Steffen, Peg.Steffen@noaa.gov

Molly Harrison, Molly.Harrison@noaa.gov

 

Featured Presentations

  • Ocean Acidification - What We Know & How We Know It. 
  • The Past and Present Climate of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Climate Change Impacts on Ice-Associated Seals in Alaska 
  • Ways to Engage Audiences and Inspire Local Action to Address Ocean Acidification. 
  • Pacific Northwest Climate Change: Impacts and Implications. 
  • Western Water Resources, Climate, and Science. 
  • Salmon Flexibility Put to the Test by Climate Change. 

 

Featured Activities 

  • Fisheries and Ocean Acidification
  • Polar Detectives
  • Climate Change Impacts on Ice-Associated Seals.
  • Tours:

    • NOAA’s National Weather Service Forecast Office
    • NOAA’s Marine Mammal Research Bone Collection
    • NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory’s Engineering Department

 

Notes - Workshop Costs, Food & Lodging:

  • There is no cost to attend this workshop.
  • Participants must make their own travel and overnight arrangements.
  • A nearby lodging option is The Silver Cloud Inn - University District (http://www.silvercloud.com/university/) 5036 25 Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105. Ph: 206.526.5200, 800.205.6940. If there are enough workshop participants staying at this hotel, there may be an option for free shuttle service to/from the NOAA Sand Point Campus.
  • Meals will not be provided, but there is an easily accessible cafeteria as well as vending machines on the NOAA Campus where the workshop will be held.

 

For questions concerning the workshop including location and program questions, contact the workshop lead: Lisa Hiruki-Raring, Lisa.Hiruki-Raring@noaa.gov

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This workshop is part of the White House Climate Education and Literacy Initiative

July 31 to August 1- ONLINE SESSIONS
August 5-6 - SESSIONS at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University in New York City 
Graduate Credit Option: University of Michigan-Flint
 
Climate Change in the Classroom is a professional development event for 8th – 12th grade English, Math, Science and Social Studies teachers. The workshop sponsors, GISS, Columbia University, the Science Museum of Minnesota, University of Michigan-Flint, Real World Matters and Mindblue Productions, invite teachers to explore the science underlying global climate change in today's headlines with researchers on the frontlines of advancing knowledge.  A special focus will be developing climate literacy to evaluate energy solutions for mitigating global climate change.  Guided by education faculty, teachers will pilot a new curriculum - Hot: One World, One Climate. CCIC will involve teachers in a learning experience that will deepen understanding about how students learn science, build strategies for using climate change topics as a context for science and math instruction, and facilitate student learning through problem-solving, inquiry and an engaging role-play simulation.            
 
Learn More and Apply @ http://www.giss.nasa.gov/meetings/

May 29th, 2014 12:00 to 1:00 PM ET

Climate change in the Great Lakes region and beyond is expected to promote shifts in the ranges and phenology of well-known plant and animal species. These shifts are often a result of changes in the availability of food and shelter, as well as temperature. Knowing more about these potential impacts will help wildlife managers and nature enthusiasts alike to adapt to and potentially mitigate some of the resulting changes in wildlife diversity.

This webinar will cover:

  • an overview of potential climate change impacts on wildlife
  • effects of a changing climate on the phenology of migratory birds
  • impacts of shifting climate conditions (such as drought and flooding) on the vulnerability of species of special concern
  • climate change effects on Broad-tailed Hummingbirds as a result of shifts in the timing of flowering of their nectar flowers glacier lily, dwarf larkspur, and Indian paintbrush, which they rely on during spring migration

The webinar is free. To register click here. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with log-in information.

 

Agenda

Welcome and Introduction: Jill Jentes Banicki, Ohio Sea Grant

Assessing the Vulnerability of Wildlife to Climate Change: Benjamin Zuckerberg, Dept of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison

Climate Change Effects on Broad-tailed Hummingbirds: Amy Iler, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Maryland and The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

Question/Answer and Wrap Up

Discussion: Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions via a live chat after the presentation.

 

Visit changingclimate.osu.edu to view previous webinars and other climate resources.

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