This NASA event is a Google Hangout and will be broadcast live on YouTube. Questions may be submitted during the Hangout using the comments section or via Twitter –use  #AskNICE

The AskNICE Professional Development events occurs every month on the third Thursday of the month from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada). Effective 11/21/2013 until 3/20/2014.  

Spring webinar series continues on Monday, April 25th at 3pm EDT (12pm PDT) 

Presented by: Ariana Sutton-Grier, NOAA National Ocean Service & lead for NOAA's Coastal Blue Carbon Team 

There is growing interest nationally and internationally in leveraging the carbon benefits (termed “blue carbon”) of coastal habitats in climate and coastal resilience policies.  Coastal wetlands (specifically mangroves, salt marshes, and seagrass meadows) have unique characteristics that make them incredibly efficient, natural carbon sinks with most carbon stored below ground in soils.  Protecting and restoring these ecosystems around the globe will help maintain all the societal benefits these ecosystems provide including the natural climate mitigation benefits, but also the food security, water quality, and storm protection benefits that enhance coastal communities and economies.
 
This presentation will discuss the state of the science and policy of blue carbon including: (1) incorporation of coastal wetland carbon in U.S. national climate, resilience, and conservation efforts; (2) potential steps to incorporate coastal wetlands in national greenhouse gas inventories as suggested by the 2013 International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Wetlands Supplement; and opportunities to include coastal wetlands in voluntary carbon markets.  The presentation will conclude by highlighting some of the most pressing blue carbon scientific gaps that need to be filled in order to support these developing policies.  
On behalf of the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program
 

Following the presentation there will be a few short informational announcements relevant to the ocean acidification communication community. Please forward this invitation to interested colleagues. We look forward to seeing you at this event!

More info on the series and upcoming webinars can be found here

 

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. 

Register today!

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

 

Place: 

NOAA Science Center

1305 East West Highway

Silver Spring, MD 20910 

 

Important Note:

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

 

Primary Contacts:  

Peg Steffen, Peg.Steffen@noaa.gov

Bruce Moravchik, Bruce.moravchik@noaa.gov

 

Featured Presentations:

  • 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.

 

Featured Activities:

  • 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:

Silver Spring, MD - peg.steffen@noaa.gov 

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This workshop is part of the White House Climate Education and Literacy Initiative

Presented by: Second Nature in partnership with the American Meteorological Society (AMS)

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 

Panelists:
• 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 

 

Funded by NSF

One, 60-minute virtual session - Thursday, April 21
12:00 pm Pacific | 1:00 pm Mountain | 2:00 pm Central | 3:00 pm Eastern

This webinar will demonstrate how soils can be used to broaden students' understanding of the Earth system and human impacts on this system. Kathryn Baldwin is the author of the InTeGrate module Soils, Systems, and Society. Hannah Scherer and Martha Murphy are authors of the InTeGrate module A Growing Concern: Sustaining Soil Resources through Local Decision Making. Drawing from these two InTeGrate modules, the presenters will discuss how soils, soil health and soil sustainability provide unique opportunities for engaging students and developing their systems thinking. Examples from the modules show how local data can be used to elucidate abstract concepts and how systems thinking can be applied to real problems. 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 of teaching about soils in the context of Earth systems.

For more information on the series and to learn more about InTeGrate visit:http://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/workshops/index.html

 

Gain the tools needed to quickly ramp up to the Next Generation Science Standards* in a workshop that combines climate science, systems thinking, and science communications skills through media production. Tackle your media anxieties and tap into the excitement around media production, using easy-to-use lesson plans that bring student media production into any instructional environment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 1, 2013

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 Boulder, CO 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 Boulder, CO 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, dates, locations, 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.  The capacity for this workshop is 30 Participants.

Important Note: If you are a foreign national and wish to attend the workshops in Boulder, CO you MUST send an email to the lead contact for that workshop: Teresa Eastburn, eastburn@ucar.edu

 

Climate Education Workshop: Detailed Information

Boulder, Colorado

Dates & Times: Thursday through Saturday, June 25th-27th, 2015. Thu/Fri 8:00am-6:00pm, Sat 8:00am-3:30pm

 

Place: National Center for Atmospheric Research /University Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Laboratory

1850 Table Mesa Drive.

Boulder, Colorado 80305

303.497.1000 

 

Important Note: If you are a foreign national and wish to attend this workshop, you MUST note it in your registration and send an email to: Teresa Eastburn, eastburn@ucar.edu

 

Primary Contacts:  

Teresa Eastburn, eastburn@ucar.edu

Bruce Moravchik, Bruce.moravchik@noaa.gov

Peg Steffen, Peg.Steffen@noaa.gov

 

Featured Presentations:

  • The Landscape of Climate change and its Impacts: A Global to Local Perspective.
  • Meet the Scientists - 1:1 Rotating Small Group Conversations with Climate Scientists 
  • NOAA’s Science on a Sphere - Visualizing the impacts of Climate Change Globally and Locally
  • Water and the West: Regional Impacts of Climate Change and Citizen Science Monitoring Programs.
  • A Strategy to Decarbonize US Energy: What Needs to Be Done and How Teachers, Students,  and Communities Can Mitigate and Adapt to the Impacts of Climate Change.

 

Featured Activities:

  • Tour and Presentations at

    • U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Lab.
    • U.S. Geological Survey Ice Core Lab. Participants should bring a winter coat, hat, and gloves in order to experience the ice core storage freezer within the facility.
    • NCAR Wyoming Super-Computing Center 

 

  • Hands-On Activity Demonstrations:

    • The Energy Wedge Game
    • Glaciers A Go-Go & Glaciers Now and Then
    • The Systems Game
    • The Very Simple Climate Model & other Climate Simulations for the Classroom.

 

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 dining options.
  • A limited block of rooms have been reserved below the Federal Government Rate ($111/night excluding taxes) at the Days Inn, Boulder. 5397 South Boulder Road, Hwy36 Table Mesa Exit, Boulder, CO 80303 (http://www.daysinn.com/hotels/colorado/boulder/days-hotel-boulder/hotel-overview, http://www.dayshotelboulder.com/). To reserve a room at this rate call Days Inn at 303.499.4422 by Friday, May 22 and identify yourself as booking a room as part of the “NCAR/UCAR/NOAA Group” No rooms will be held at this rate past this date. 
  • A series of shuttles organized by the workshop will be available for limited transportation to/from this hotel and the NCAR/UCAR facility and downtown locations at the beginning and end of each workshop day.  

For questions concerning the workshop including location and program questions, contact the workshop lead:

Boulder, CO  - Teresa Eastburn, eastburn@ucar.edu

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This workshop is part of the White House Climate Education and Literacy Initiative

 

NSTA continues to explore the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) by presenting a web seminar series focusing on the disciplinary core ideas. The spring series features four informative and interactive web seminars on life science and engineering design. Visit the web seminar series page to access archives of web seminars on physical science and Earth and space science.

The web seminar on the disciplinary core idea of Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics addresses questions such as "How do organisms interact with the living and nonliving environments to obtain matter and energy?" and "How do matter and energy move through an ecosystem?"

This web seminar will provide guidance on:

  • which concepts are central to understanding ecosystems
  • how students' understanding of ecosystems might progress over their K-12 education
  • how students can engage in the scientific and engineering practices to gain an understanding of these ideas
  • what instruction might look like in the classroom

 

Note: New users should log in 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time for an introduction to NSTA web seminars.
Presenters: Andy Anderson and Jennifer Doherty

Time – 4:00 PM or 7:00 PM (EDT) 

Duration: 1 hour

Date: May 2, 2016

To join the webinar go to:

http://remc.adobeconnect.com/ICCARS2015-2016

then call 877-336-1828 and add the access code 1767689. 

 

Are you an educator interested in Learning and Sharing about Climate Change and Remote Sensing?  

If so, join hosts David Bydlowski and Andy Henry, Monday, May 2, 2016 for the ICCARS (Investigating Climate Change and Remote Sensing) Professional Learning Network (PLN) webinar series.

This month’s topic is “Climate Change: Science, Impacts, and How Individuals Can Help,” with special guest Dr. Tom Kovacs, Professor of Meteorology in the Department of Geography and Geology and Program Director for the IESS Program, Eastern Michigan University.

Tom received his B.S. in Meteorology from Northern Illinois University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University. His research involves satellite remote sensing of the atmosphere with weather and climate applications. He was the lead of science studies for the Hampton University NASA contract for the Cloud Aerosol Lidar and Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) mission. The CALIPSO satellite, launched on April 28, 2006, has on-board a nadir looking three-channel polarization sensitive lidar. He is currently a professor at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) and teaches weather and climate courses to future teachers and scientists. He is also coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Environmental Science and Society program at EMU. Collectively, he has authored over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference abstracts.

For more information on the ICCARS PLN webinar series, please visit:

http://www.iccarsproject.net/resources/lifelines-plc

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