From Local to Global: Satellites, Citizen Science, Stewardship and You!

A Teacher Workshop for Middle and High School Educators
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 08:30 to Friday, November 8, 2019 - 16:00


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Join NOAA Planet Stewards, NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) and the Aldo Leopold Nature Center(ALNC) for a two day workshop featuring hands-on activities for integrating climate, STEM, and data resources into your classroom or informal science curriculum.

DAY ONE: will take place at ALNC in Monona and feature interactive investigations and discussions about using Aldo Leopold and Nina Leopold Bradley's phenological data comparisons to examine historical data that helps illustrate climate change. Activities will range from measuring water quality as it relates to stormwater and precipitation trends to maple syruping and the impact of climate change on this industry. Connect the local to the global with resources you can access with your students in a classroom or other outdoor setting.

DAY TWO: will take place at CIMSS, on the UW-Madison campus, birthplace of satellite meteorology. Learn about the newest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) and how to access and investigate satellite imagery. Participants will leave fully equipped to coach their students in a virtual science fair ( this spring using satellite data to investigate weather and natural hazards. Science fair prizes for students  will include gift cards and official GOES launch viewing invitations (no travel support) at the Kennedy Space Center. Teachers coaching the winning teams will receive launch invitations and travel support to present at the 2020 American Meteorological Society Centennial meeting in Boston! Participating teachers will also receive a beautiful 4-season poster of Wisconsin. Attendance is limited and we recommend you sign up early!

  • Participants will leave the workshop with fully equipped to apply to the 2020 NOAA Planet Stewards Stewardship Community and coach their students in using satellite data to investigate weather and natural hazards.
  • Educators attending both days will receive certificates of completion to apply towards CEU credits.
  • Reimbursement of up to $200 per participant is available to offset travel, hotel, substitute teacher fees or other workshop expenses. Complete this form if you will be requesting reimbursement.
  • A Continental breakfast, lunch, and light refreshments are included each day. Lodging is not provided.

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COST: $50.00 per Participant

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you are unable to attend, please contact us two weeks in advance to receive a refund of your registration. A 15% administrative fee will be applied to all refunds to cover processing costs. Cancellations with less than 2 weeks' notice are not eligible for a refund.