The Changing Southwest Environment: Trends & Challenges

NOAA Planet Stewards Workshops
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 09:00 to Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 15:30

Workshop Location:
Christensen Professional Learning Complex. 4000 N Cummings St. Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Registration Fees: $25 
Size Limit: 60

This three-day, highly interactive workshop will focus on gaining subject matter expertise, exploration of available resources, and developing instructional units for students to more deeply understand the components, connections and trends in the changing Southwest environment. The facilitators are dedicated to honoring and using the participating educators’ knowledge and expertise as we work together to develop a deeper understanding of complex systems, and applying systems thinking to Southwestern regional issues of extreme weather, fire, drought, flooding, and ecosystem dynamics. Educators will have significant time to develop strategies for their students to help them create connections between the pieces of the Southwestern “Earth Puzzle”.

The workshop includes field trips to NOAA’s National Weather Service in Bellemont, AZ where we will launch a weather balloon, the Arboretum of Flagstaff where we will engage in a variety of citizen science projects, and the US Geological Surveywhere we will join in remote sensing activities and increase our ability to use authentic scientific data with our students.

Light breakfast foods, snacks, and a full lunch will be provided daily. Lodging, full breakfast and dinner are not provided. A list of lodging can be found at:

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