Climate Change Workshops for Educators Grades 4-9

(July 19-23; Penn State University, PA)

This workshop is designed to increase teachers’ knowledge of polar and climate science as well their confidence in teaching climate change in their classrooms. “The Heat is On!” was developed to meet the needs of K-12 teachers who want to learn more about the science of climate change and its effects on the cryosphere in order to ultimately teach these concepts more effectively and accurately to their students.

The workshop is a one-week, full-time, on-campus experience that includes daily interactive presentations by world-class polar and climate scientists; hands-on inquiry-based activities for use in the classroom; and the opportunity to develop thematic lessons in collaboration with colleagues. Using a new understanding of polar and climate science, participants will work in collaborative groups with a mentor scientist to develop inquiry-based lessons to use in their classrooms.

Note: Four weeks of pre-workshop assignments are designed to give participants a basic foundation in polar and climate science before they arrive on campus.

Learn more and apply today: http://teachscience.psu.edu/workshops/climate_change.html.

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