AMS DataStreme Earth’s Climate System

(Next course: January 2011)

The American Meteorological Society (AMS), with support from NASA and in partnership with the State University of New York’s College at Brockport, is developing a national cadre of K-12 teachers highly trained in climate science and familiar with climate modeling. Teachers are trained through DataStreme Earth’s Climate System (ECS), a semester-long, graduate-level, pre-college teacher professional development course. DataStreme ESC uses NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) data and visualizations, and introduces the Educational Global Climate Modeling (EdGCM), developed by the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, to explore the fundamentals of climate change. Teachers completing the course construct and execute a Plan of Action to advance public climate science literacy and affect curriculum change within their local schools and districts. DataStreme ECS is administered through 21 courses Local Implementation Teams (LITs) across the country.

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