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Teaching Climate Change with Ice Core Data

Final Program

Monday, June 2

5:30 - 6:00 Opening reception

6:00 - 7:15 Dinner

7:15 - 7:30 Welcoming remarks

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7:30 - 8:30 Opening Plenary: Ice Cores, Climate Change and Polar See-saws (PowerPoint 2.8MB Jun3 08) by Richard Alley, Pennsylvania State University

Related resources by Richard Alley:

Global Warming and Ice Sheets (Acrobat (PDF) 566kB Jun18 08), a summary written for policymakers
The Younger Dryas Cold Interval as Viewed from Central Greenland (abstract only)
Abrupt Climate Changes: Oceans, Ice, and Us (full text)
Understanding and Responding to Climate Change, the 2008 booklet by the National Academies of Science


8:30 - 9:30 Discussion


Tuesday, June 3

8:00 - 8:45 Goals for Workshop: Ours and Yours

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8:45 - 10:00 Ice Sheets and Ice Cores (Acrobat (PDF) 24.7MB Jun3 08) by Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Pennsylvania State University



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10:15 - 11:15 How is the Atmospheric CO2 Record Stored in Polar Ice Sheets? (PowerPoint 1.9MB Jun13 08) by Todd Sowers, Pennsylvania State University

Watch the 12 minute video: Climate Change: A Report from Antarctica WAIS Divide Ice Core

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11:15 - 1:30 Share Fair/Poster Session and Lunch

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1:30 - 2:30 Accessing Ice Core data in the NOAA Paleoclimatology Program (PowerPoint 3.8MB Jun13 08) by Carrie Morrill, NOAA - Boulder
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3:00 - 3:45 What Makes a Good Activity? Lessons from Research on Learning and Classroom Experience (PowerPoint 490kB Jun17 08) by Cathy Manduca, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College

Penn State's Todd Sowers holds an ice core during the tour of the ice core freezer and laboratory.

3:45 - 5:15 Small groups work on activity designs and complete online description

Use this activity idea form to upload your completed idea.

5:15 - 6:00 Review of activity designs; closing thoughts

6:00 Activities available on-line for viewing

7:30 Dinner

Wednesday, June 4

9:00 - 11:00 Optional Field Trip - Tour of Penn State's ice core labs
See photos from this field trip in the workshop photo gallery.


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