CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOPS FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATORS

(July 7-8, Aug. 4-5; Chicago, Ill.)

These two-day workshops introduce a new climate change science curriculum developed by the Chicago Botanic Garden as part of the NASA Global Climate Change Education GCCE program. The courses are held at the Chicago Botanic Garden in the Fairchild Room, and the cost per course is $150 ($140 for educator members).

Middle School Teacher Workshop: July 7-8, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Grade level: 4-8; CPDU credits: 15; CPS Lane credit: 1; Graduate Credit: 1

This workshop covers the differences between weather and climate, introduces earth systems and how they are changing, and identifies the impacts of those changes on ecosystems. Connections between climate and ecosystems will be illustrated through plant adaptations, measuring and monitoring changes in plant life-cycle events, and exploring how climate has historically impacted civilizations. Five weeks of curriculum and materials are provided.

High School Teacher Workshop: Aug. 4-5, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Grade Level: 9-12, CPDU credit: 15; Lane credit: 1; Graduate credit: 1

This workshop will cover biochemical cycles including the carbon cycle, carbon sequestration, land cover, and ecosystem change. Learn how to delineate present conditions and historical changes using GIS technology. Explore how changing climates impact economic, social, political, and societal conditions and what it means to become a sustainable society. Five weeks of curriculum and materials are provided.

Learn more and register at: http://www.chicagobotanic.org/ctl/teacherprograms/summer.php

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