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?
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.
Engagement is often the first part of the educational process and is an important aspect of education. In climate education, innovative techniques and engagement practices are needed to connect with both formal and informal audiences.
The Forum on Digital Media for STEM Learning: Climate Education will explore how the stories and science behind these impacts are increasingly being integrated into classroom instruction and STEM education contexts, with a focus on digital media
This interactive/applet allows the user to explore the potential increase in carbon emissions over the next 50 years, subject to modifications made by the user in various technologies that impact carbon output. Part of the Visualizing and Understanding the Science of Climate Change module.