You will hear from over 15 experts in water management, policy, and research in the West. We will start with history, politics and culture of water development in the Western US (module 1) and hydrology, water demand and climate in the Western US (module 2) before we dive into a case study around the Colorado River Basin (module 3) and explore controversial water issues (module 4).
The course will run over 4.5 weeks requiring a total of 20-25 hours to complete, start date is April 1, 2015.
This webinar will focus on the key findings from the Third National Climate Assessment emphasising findings from the chapter on Indigenous Peoples, Lands and Resources. Presentations will include discussions on access to traditional food, decreases in water quality and quantity and sea ice, and relocation of Native communities brought on by changing climate conditions.
Types of weather, weather basics, extreme weather, monitoring extreme weather with satellites, and hands on investigations for students to collect data about weather- including GLOBE protocols, are topics that will be covered during this seminar. The presenters will also talk about the difference between weather and climate and will describe ground validation campaigns.
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.
Join to learn more about our research on the individual impact of the World Climate Simulation—a mock-UN climate negotiation exercise. On this interactive webinaryou will learn about the World Climate Simulation and research from assessment surveys collected by World Climate facilitators.
The webinar on the Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric for science will explore the criteria by which to measure the alignment and overall quality of lessons and units with respect to the NGSS.
The primary mission of Climate Stories Project is providing a space to discuss how climate change intersects with our lives. CSP facilitates this dialogue and encourages personal engagement with climate change by sharing audio and video narratives of people from around the world speaking about their observations of global warming in their communities. This webinar will discuss the development of Climate Stories Project, describe educational workshops it has facilitated, and discuss future directions for the project. We hope to inspire educators to make use of CSP in their own classrooms or in other community settings.