Thursday, March 26th - 3:30-4:45pm MT/4:30pm CT/5:30pm ET
The National Climate Assessment, released in May of 2014, summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, touching on many disciplines: earth science, biology, human health, engineering, technology, economics, and policy. Explore the document with a lead NCA author, then learn about related educator resources with Kristen Poppleton from the Will Steger Foundation. Discover how to bring these resources into classroom lessons, engage students in data collection and analysis, share visualizations and citizen science projects. Focus this month will be on the Great Plains region. Watch for additional regions to be featured in upcoming “Ask US” sessions.
The NOAA Climate Stewards Education Project welcomes Margie Turrin & Dave Porter from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory as our featured speakers this month.
Sea level change is one of the most visible connections between all our earth systems - oceans, atmosphere, ice, land, and of course life on earth – including us! Changes in sea level are measurable on local and a global scales providing an accessible way to connect climate to education – and there is data – lots of data! Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Polar Team has been measuring changes in ice sheets and oceans for decades, working in locations ranging from small motorboats with local Greenlandic fishermen to collect ocean temperature measurements up against the ice sheet, to large aircraft measuring the depth and surface changes of ice sheets from the air. All of these help us determine changes in sea level and develop predictions and impacts for the future. To make the data available and accessible we've developed ‘Sea Level Rise: Polar Explorer’ an interactive map based 'app'. The app offers an interactive guided tour through the many layers of science that impact sea level rise. Framed around a series of questions user can chose their own pathway and level of complexity, while exploring authentic science data in engaging and accessible ways. The app reinforces the NGSS science practice of asking questions around data. Join us for this quick dive into sea level change!
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In this web seminar, you will learn to use satellite data from NASA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) and Polar Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) missions in your meteorology lessons. You will be introduced to websites containing authentic GOES and POES data and imagery files and be shown how to download and use the files with students.
The National Climate Assessment, released in May of 2014, summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, touching on many disciplines: earth science, biology, human health, engineering, technology, economics, and policy. Explore the document with lead NCA author, Sarah Trainor, then learn about related educator resources with Jessica Brunacini from the PoLAR Partnership.
Discover how to bring these resources into classroom lessons, engage students in data collection and analysis, share visualizations and citizen science projects.
Focus this month will be on the Alaska region. Watch for additional regions to be featured in upcoming “Ask US” sessions.
Presenters: Cindy Shellito (University of Northern Colorado), Julie Bartley (Gustavus Adolphus College), Laura Triplett (Gustavus Adolphus College)
Registration deadline: Wednesday, April 6
This webinar will provide an opportunity to hear from geoscience faculty who connect climate literacy to learning about the Earth in their courses (more information on teaching sustainability). 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. They will talk about how contextualizing climate literacy principals is important in this work and the role of InTeGrate materials in supporting their efforts. The webinar will include 30 minutes of presentation and 25 minutes for discussion. Participants are encouraged to both ask questions of the presenters and discuss their own experiences connecting science to issues of justice.
At the end of this webinar, participants will have
a strategy for increasing climate literacy in their courses
a link between climate literacy and the focus of their course
greater familiarity with InTeGrate principles and resources
new colleagues engaged in this work
Time - 12:00 pm Pacific | 1:00 pm Mountain | 2:00 pm Central | 3:00 pm Eastern Duration - 1 hour Format - Online web presentation via Adobe Connect web conference software with questions and discussion. To join the webinar, please visit:http://serc.adobeconnect.com/integrate/ and follow the prompts. Registration - Please register for this workshop by Wednesday, April 6, 2016 using the registration form Preparation - There is no advance preparation required for this webinar.
Please email Alice Newman (anewman AT carleton.edu) if you have any questions about this event.
Cindy Shellito, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Northern Colorado
Where in the United States would the use of solar panels be most effective? This web seminar features the “Solar Cell Energy Availability From Around the Country” activity from MY NASA DATA. During this seminar you will become familiar with the activity by comparing the monthly averages of surface downward radiation in various locations around the United States and analyzing areas where the population would be more or less conducive to having solar panels.
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 Silver Spring, Maryland 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 Silver Spring, Maryland 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, date, location, 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. Attendance limits for the workshop is 100 educators.
Important Note: If you are a foreign national and wish to attend the workshops in Silver Spring, MD you MUST send an email to Peg Steffen, Peg.Steffen@noaa.gov
Climate Education Workshop: Detailed Information
Silver Spring, Maryland
Dates & Times:
Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 8:00 am-4:30pm
NOAA Science Center
1305 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
If you are a foreign national and wish to attend this workshop, you MUST note it in your registration and send an email to: Peg Steffen, Peg.Steffen@noaa.gov
An introduction to global climate models, including a user friendly version that can be run on a desktop computer, allowing students to explore the subject of climate change in the same way that research scientists do.
Simulations and Activities for Modeling planetary energy balance, tree rings, paleoclimates, the greenhouse effect, climate sensitivity and future climate projection.
Climate change poses some formidable communication and education challenges, as well as opportunities. Simulation-based role-playing games offer a growing opportunity to provide powerful educational experiences.
Hands-On with NOAA’s Science on a Sphere, and new flat screen app!
Explore the drivers for change in sea level in a new app that includes a question-driven tour and an exploration of data that scientists collect.
Hands-On Activities and Simple Computer-based Simulations for Climate Modeling Education
SMARTIC role playing simulation for Polar regions based on the U.S. Navy Fleet Arctic Operation Game.
Carbon Journeys simulation for students and a new Risk Reduction Simulation for coastal hazards that encourages thinking about uncertainty.
Design your own transition to a low-carbon global economy with the En-ROADS simulation
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 and inexpensive dining options in walking distance.
For questions concerning the workshop including location and program questions, contact the workshop lead:
Join AMS & Second Nature for a webinar aimed at promoting the importance of basic climate science education at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs).
This webinar will provide an overview of:
• The AMS Climate Studies Diversity Project, its eligibility requirements and application process
• Previous Diversity Project participants’ experiences, and opportunities for Minority-Serving Institutions
• How to integrate the AMS Climate Studies Diversity Project and the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) for campus sustainability planning
• James Brey – Director, AMS Education Program
• Jason Szymanski – Professor of Chemistry & Geosciences, Monroe Community College
• John Warford– Professor of Geography, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
• Van Du – ACUPCC Program Manager, Second Nature