Teaching About Climate Change: More Than Just Weather

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Teaching About Climate Change: More Than Just Weather

Time: April 29, 2011 from 9am to 4pm
Location: West Kentucky 4H Camp
Street: 600 Camp Drive
City/Town: Dawson Springs
Website or Map: http://kaee.org/teaching-abou…
Phone: 270-214-0587
Event Type: teacher, workshop
Organized By: Ashley Williams
Latest Activity: Mar 14, 2011

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Event Description

This workshop will prepare you to bring the science of climate change into your classroom. You’ll gain hands-on experience conducting simple classroom experiments and activities that illustrate the concepts of greenhouse gases and the carbon cycle, demonstrate sources of carbon in the atmosphere, and examine the impact of our personal choices on global climate. You’ll learn how to create effective teaching materials that explo...re the latest scientific findings, teaching students how to interpret graphical data and draw their own conclusions. You’ll also discover how to engage your students in the citizen science of “phenology” – the science of first appearances such as buds, blooms, and fruit – and discover how careful observation of the natural world can reveal insights into earth’s changing climate patterns.

Activities in this workshop are best suited for middle and high school students but may be adapted for younger students.

Instructors: Elizabeth Schmitz (Executive Director, Kentucky Environmental Education Council and Certified Environmental Educator)

Roberta Burnes (Environmental Education Specialist, Kentucky Division for Air Quality and Certified Environmental Educator)

Cost: $24 for KAEE Members $32 for non-members
(includes lunch and all workshop materials)

Here’s what you’ll receive:

- CD-ROM, loaded with activities and graphics for use in the classroom

- How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming, by Lynne Cherry and Gary Braasch

- Teacher’s Guide to How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate

- Reusable shopping bag full of resources and goodies for your classroom

To register, please visit the KAEE website at http://kaee.org/teaching-a bout-climate-change-more-t han-just-weather/

For more information, please contact Roberta Burnes at roberta.burnes@ky.gov
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