US conference for educators, on climate change

Submitted by Victoria Arthur
2008-07-01 17:37:24

NOAA, Sally Ride Science, Dept. of Energy, NSTA, NEEF, NASA and the US Forest Service have teamed up to offer a conference for educators on climate change on July 23 – 24 in Silver Spring, Maryland. There are still spaces available for registration and the cost is only $20, which includes meals and materials. Some travel stipends are also available. If you can't travel to the conference, there will be a live webcast of the conference on the Sally Ride website.
The Forest Service will be an active participant in the conference. Dr. Allen Solomon, USFS National Program Leader for Global Change Research will give a presentation on Forests and Climate Change. Dr. Solomon is one of thirteen U.S. Forest Service researchers who shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for their research contributions to the IPCC Report. Dr. Barbara McDonald, USFS editor of the Natural Inquirer magazine will give two workshops highlighting articles from the Natural Inquirer that cover climate change and will demonstrate hands-on activities to teach students about climate change. As exhibitors, we'll provide educators with Forest Service educational resources.
The conference title is “Earth Then, Earth Now: Our Changing Climate.”
Registration information is available at
http://www.sallyridescience.com/for_educators/conferences/climate
At the conference, teachers can:
Explore the latest findings
Dig into hands-on science
Customize content for the classrooms
Receive professional development hours
The schedule for the conference is available at:
http://www.sallyridescience.com/for_educators/conferences/climate/schedule
Please share this information with your network of educators in your area.

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