Climate Change Summer Course for Secondary School Teachers
Submitted by Elizabeth Duff
Climate Change in Coastal Communities: Course #37
What are local indicators of climate change? How are scientists studying it
locally? How is it impacting coastal communities? Through field trips,
hands on activities, and presentations, you will learn concepts such as the
physical science of climate change, the carbon cycle, local indicators of
climate change, and the technological aspects of responding to climate
change. Analyze global and local climate and ecology data to understand
the complex interactions associated with climate change and how its impact
is monitored. This inquiry-based approach integrates mathematics and
technology in investigations of coastal ecosystems. Participants will also
gain familiarity with important resources in the North Shore Region
including: scientists conducting ecological research, educational support
from Mass Audubon, local ecosystems for study, and scientific databases and
web-sites designed to support teachers' and students' learning.
Grades: High School Grades 9-12* *While designed for high school teachers,
this course is also open to middle school teachers.
Climate Change and Coastal Communities
Ipswich High School, Ipswich, MA
Partners: Salem State College, Mass Audubon, Trustees of Reservations, Plum
Island Ecosystem Long Term Ecological Research
Dates: July 28 & 29, August 15-19 and August 22. 3 Additional sessions
after school during the fall.
Location: Ipswich High School and Coastal Sites in Essex County.
Registration: 25 spaces available.
Contact: Elizabeth B. Duff 978-927-1122 ext. 2701