7:30 pm Eastern Time

The NOAA Climate Stewards Education Project is honored to present Dr. John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Dr. Richard Spinrad, NOAA Chief Scientist as the featured speakers for our June, 2015 national webinar.

Dr. Holdren will discuss U.S. efforts to cut carbon pollution, prepare for climate impacts, and lead internationally through the President’s Climate Action Plan. He will describe how the Climate Action Plan is advancing science, including actionable information and tools useful to educators, to enhance understanding and awareness of climate risks and impacts. Dr. Holdren will also discuss the Office of Science & Technology Policy’s Climate Education and Literacy Initiative, an opportunity to advance collaboration on climate education, both inside and outside of government. Effective climate action depends on climate-literate students, citizens, and decision makers to develop and implement solutions. 

Dr. Spinrad will speak on citizen science and how it can be a valuable tool for science educators to help students connect with science as a constant and intimate part of their lives. That benefit reaches beyond formal and informal learning. Today, scientists and policy makers recognize the impact and unique value of doing citizen science “in our own backyards” to advancing our scientific understanding of climate change and the risks associated with it. Dr. Spinrad will further focus on the role of citizen science in developing climate indicators, and how this effort and your input will help us connect the dots between data and resilience in our communities nationwide.

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Friday & Saturday, May 13th and 14th, 2016. 8:30AM - 5:00PM ET

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 Detroit, Michigan 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.

Registration for the Detroit, Michigan 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.  

Place:

Detroit Zoo

8450 W. 10 Mile Rd.

Royal Oak, MI 48067

Primary Contacts:  

Claire Lannoye-Hall (clannoyehall@dzs.org)

Bruce Moravchik (Bruce.Moravchik@noaa.gov)  

Molly Harrison (Molly.Harrison@noaa.gov)

Featured Presentations:

  • What is weather? What is climate? - Richard Pollman, NOAA’s National Weather Service
    Weather and climate are commonly used interchangeably, adding to confusion about climate change. Richard will clarify and provide insight on what a changing climate in Michigan will look like.

  • Sea Ice and Penguin Populations - Matt Porter, Detroit Zoo Penguin Keeper
    Matt will share his experience of three months spent working with the Polar Oceans Research Group at Palmer Station in Antarctica, gathering data on penguin populations and changing sea ice conditions.

  • Climate Literacy - Climate Solutions - June Teisan, NOAA
    Want to teach climate literacy but don’t know where to start? A spectrum of lesson plans, videos, data sets, webinars and more are available through NOAA to inform and inspire students to engineer solutions to climate concerns.

Featured Activities:

  • Science on a Sphere - NOAA’s animated, 6’ spherical display

    • Bring Science on a Sphere to your classroom or learning center through SOS Explorer

  • Tour the Polk Penguin Conservation Center, the largest center in the nation dedicated to penguins

  • The Carbon Cycle Game and other hands-on activities ready for classroom use

  • Using dendrology (tree rings) to learn about the past and predict the future of climate change

Notes on Food & Lodging:

  • This workshop has a capacity for 25 participants.

  • There is no cost to attend this workshop.

  • Participants must make their own travel and overnight arrangements.

  • A nearby lodging option is The Holiday Inn Express - 35270 Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, Michigan  48009. Phone: 1-888-233-0353 (http://goo.gl/l8SxEW). If there are enough workshop participants staying at this hotel, there may be an option for free shuttle service to/from the Detroit Zoo.

  • A light breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.

Time: 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT / 4:30 p.m. MT / 3:30 p.m. PT

The energy we use to heat and light our homes, drive to work and school and watch our favorite television show can come from a variety of traditional and renewable energy sources -- crude oil, natural gas, wind farms, hydroelectric power and coal-fired power plants. But how do we understand the costs and benefits of the energy choices we make? What happens if the mix of energy sources changes in the future? What does this all mean for our climate, air, water, and overall environmental quality? Learn about the scientific tools EPA scientists are developing to help states, communities and Tribes make decisions about energy use now and in the future. Explore an interactive board game developed by EPA scientists called Generate! that explores energy choices and the environment and gets students “energized” in some friendly competition.

Details

Target audience: K-12 teachers
Duration: 90 minutes Note: New users should log in 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time for an introduction to NSTA web seminars.
Presenter: Dr. Rebecca Dodder

Explore the science of climate change, and how scientists study climate and make predictions using modeling. This NASA-funded course will take place over three weeks, both online and onsite at AMNH, and will be co-taught by Museum educators and climate scientists.

Funding is provided by NASA's Global Climate Change Education Program under Grant Number NNX10AB59A.

Experts from NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory, Dr. Stephanie Herring and Dr. Martin Hoerling, will join facilitators Dr. Anne Gold of CIRES and Deb Morrison of University Colorado Boulder.

Dr. Herring and Dr. Hoerling collaborated on the Explaining Extreme Events of 2012 From a Climate Perspective report, which resulted in their inclusion on Foreign Policy magazine's Top 100 Global Thinkers list.

In this interactive panel discussion, the scientists will discuss what characterizes an extreme weather event. They also will explore how scientists attribute single events or trends in extreme weather to climate change.

Monday, June 13 through Thursday, June 16, 2016. 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM MT (with some evening events)

 

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 Salt Lake City, Utah 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.

Registration for the Salt Lake City, Utah 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.  

 

Place:

Utah’s Hogle Zoo

2600 E Sunnyside Ave.

Salt Lake City, UT 84414

 

Primary Contacts:  

Chris Schmitz (cschmitz@hoglezoo.org)

Kelly Gallo (kgallo@hoglezoo.org)

Bruce Moravchik (bruce.moravchik@noaa.gov)

 

Featured Presentations

  • Dr. Robert Gillis, Director/State Climatologist, Utah Climate Center, Utah State University

  • Dr. Robin Kundas Craig, Professor, College Of Law, University of Utah; Affiliated Faculty, Global Change & Sustainability Center, University of Utah

  • Dr. Jim Steenburgh, University of Utah Professor, Author: The Greatest Snow on Earth and Blog: Wasatch Weather Weenies

  • Mathew Bekker, BYU Professor specializing in Utah drought and dendrochronology

  • Brian McInerney, Senior Hydrologist, NOAA’s National Weather Service

  • Nancy Mesner, Professor, Watershed Services, Utah State University

  • Natalie Little, PE, Regional Sustainability and Climate Change Coordinator, Forest Service, Intermountain Regional Office

  • Mike Golden, Research Biologist, Dixie National Forest, US Forest Service

 

Hands-on Activities from:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Westminster College-Great Salt Lake Institute, Utah’s Hogle Zoo, HawkWatch International, Red Butte Garden, Natural History Museum of Utah, Clark Planetarium, Thanksgiving Point, US Forest Service, National Phenology Project, The Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network, Utah Water Watch, Utah State University Extension

 

Tours:

Utah State University’s Climate Center, The Great Salt Lake, Wasatch Mountains, Clark Planetarium, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Red Butte Garden, Natural History Museum, Utah’s Hogle Zoo, Optional Field Trip (Friday, June 17- to Peter Sinks)

 

Notes - Workshop Costs, Food & Lodging:

  • This workshop has a capacity for 50 participants.

  • There is no cost to attend this workshop.

  • Participants must make their own travel and overnight arrangements.

  • A nearby lodging option Hampton Inn Suites Salt Lake City/University Foothill Drive 1345 S. Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84108, USA (801- 583-3500) A block of rooms has been set aside. Ask for the Utah’s Hogle Zoo rate/room block. (http://goo.gl/vZuuh9)

  • A free van service to/from Hampton Inn to Hogle Zoo will be provided

  • Lunch, snacks and at least one dinner will be provided.

  • Transportation to/from workshop related events will be provided.

 

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 7:30 Eastern Time

Mark McCaffrey, Director of Collaborative Partnerships at the National Center for Science Education, is the featured speaker this month for the Climate Stewards project. He will address the questions: How can we best provide learners with authentic data and current research into climate changes that are already occurring in the United States? What is the National ClimateAssessment and how can I use its resources in my classroom? What are some of the best online resources for teaching about climate challenges and energy responses, and how do they tie to the Next Generation Science Standards? In his presentation, Mark will provide an overview of the learning pathways developed for educators that help them unpack the National Climate Assessment. He will also highlight insights for educators from his book Climate Smart & Energy Wise including how to address doubt, denial and despair when teaching about these challenging topics. 

Following Mark's presentation, Cindy Schmidt, Director of NCAR's Climate Voices Science Speakers Network will provide an overview of the project which works bring climate scientists directly in touch with students and members of the community to discuss the local effects of a changing climate and possible ways to address impacts.

Please forward this invitation to all interested colleagues and networks

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Plan to join us for a day of learning and sharing about climate change and climate change education. What do we know about how people learn about climate change? Learn about the most effective strategies to help others make informed decisions. Hear from experts about the outlook for the D.C. region. Discover resources that exist in our community that could help your program or project.

To apply: Please complete an application before February 13th, 2013

More information about CUSP can be found here.

Dr. Kathleen Tierney, Director of the CU Boulder’s Natural Hazards Center and Dr. Kevin Trenberth from the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) will join facilitators Dr. Anne Gold of CIRES and Deb Morrison of University Colorado Boulder in an interactive panel discussion. 

These experts will discuss how scientists can forecast where extreme events will occur and their severity. They will cover what communities and governments  can do to increase resiliency to extreme weather events and how the scientific community can help prepare citizens and government. 

Dates & Times: Tuesday and Wednesday, June 21st and 22nd, 2016 from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM CT

 

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 New Orleans, Louisiana 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.

Registration for the New Orleans, Louisiana 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.  

Place:

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 565-3033

 

Primary Contacts:

Tricia LeBlanc (tleblanc@auduboninstitute.org, 504-378- 2675)

Molly Harrison (Molly.Harrison@noaa.gov)

Bruce Moravchik (Bruce.Moravchik@noaa.gov)  

 

Featured Presentations and Activities:

  • Examining Mud Cores to Look at Changes in Climate in the Gulf

  • Gulf Fisheries and Climate Change

  • Climate Change Communication and Climate Change for Young Learners

  • Ways to Engage Local Audiences to Take Action

  • Coastal Land and Land Loss Activities

  • Hands-on activities about climate change in the Gulf

  • Screening of Hurricane on the Bayou with followed by Q and A with scientists

 

Notes - Workshop Costs, Food & Lodging:

  • There is no cost to attend this workshop.

  • Participants must make their own travel and overnight arrangements.

  • Coffee and lunch will be provided by the aquarium both workshop days.

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