When the winds are right, dust from the deserts of the U.S. Southwest blows onto the snow-capped Rocky Mountains. How do dirty snowfields contribute to the loss of more than 250 billion gallons of water in the Colorado River?
This interactive visualization provides information in text, graphic, and video format about renewable energy technologies. Resource in the Student's Guide to Global Climate Change, part of EPA Climate Change Division.
The speakers will address the alignment of InTeGrate principals with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), demonstrate how to use InTeGrate modules to transforming teacher preparation, and how this topic extends to STEM teacher preparation in general.
2016 InTeGrate professional development webinar series
May 11, 2016
This webinar will provide an opportunity to hear from faculty who are working with diverse students to broaden the distribution of geoscience and environmental science knowledge and awareness at the undergraduate level. Diane Doser and Joshua Villalobos are leaders of the El Paso Higher Education Community InTeGrate Implementation Program, and will discuss the role of building local relevance using societal issues and the effectiveness of using diverse pedagogical approaches in teaching to a minority group.
This webinar will provide an opportunity to hear from geoscience faculty who connect climate literacy to learning about the Earth in their courses. Cindy Shellito is the author of the InTeGrate module: Climate of Change and will talk about climate literacy principals and share examples of how to teach about them in a course. Julie Bartley and Laura Triplett are leaders of the Gustavus Adolphus College InTeGrate Implementation Program that works to weave climate science across the curriculum.
When deciding if a snow event qualifies as a federal disaster, FEMA considers, among other things, how the event compares to previous snowstorms in the historical record. After spending a week going through those records, NECI's Deke Arndt talks about why snow can be the most difficult kid in the climate schoolroom.