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Climate Literacy Catalog

This collection of web sites was developed in the Fall of 2008 by Mark S. McCaffrey of CIRES Education and Outreach as a "next step" toward a reviewed and annotated collection of "cream of the crop" high quality digital resources that support the Essential Principles of Climate Literacy. Building on experience gained through the development of the Climate Change Collection, the goal of this phase of the effort is to begin to assemble a catalog of online resources that in the near future will be reviewed i) for scientific accuracy and currency by science experts, ii) for ease of use and appropriateness in educational settings and iii) annotated with any suggestions, concerns or ideas for enrichment and extensions to the resource.

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Introduction to Palynology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site supplies a comprehensive introduction to pollen, pollen structure, the science of palynology, and research projects using palynological data. The site features high resolution ...

Climate Timeline: And Beyond part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site contains a diverse suite of information about paleoclimates and climate science. An interactive time scale is provided with links to discussions, summaries, references and numerous other ...

Bering Climate part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website describes ecological and climatic indices for the Bering Sea as measures of climate and ecosystem status for the Bering Sea. Indices are based on retrospective data and a protocol for ...

Climate of the Colorado Plateau part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This fact sheet provides a brief overview of the climate of the Colorado Plateau. Links within the text lead to additional information about the climate and ecology of this area. Links also lead to a ...

Geo-Ecological Study of Historic and Prehistoric Land Use in the Hopi Buttes area, Navajo Nation, Arizona part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This project examines land use, climatic variability, and their related impacts on land-surface conditions in the ecologically sensitive Hopi Buttes region of the Navajo Nation. Research on separate ...

NOAA Paleoclimatology Program - Vostok Ice Core Data part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology features links to data from the Vostok Ice Core, with information on the concentration of various gases, ions, and elements available from ...

Marine Microbial Ecology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This image-rich website from the Australian Antarctic Division's Biology program describes its research in marine microbial ecology. It includes an introduction of microbial ecology and microbial ...

Modern and Fossil Pollen Data part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Palynology research scientists from around the world contribute pollen data to the NOAA Paleoclimatology World Data Center (WDC). There are pollen counts, related information, and various derived ...

Changing Paleoclimates and Mass Extinctions part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article provides a model for climatic change and relates climatic cycles with major extinction events in the history of the Earth. It discusses the mechanisms behind modern climate zones ...

A Paleo Perspective on Global Warming part of SERC Web Resource Collection

As part of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association (NOAA) Paleoclimatology Program, information is collected from scientists across the globe to study past climate in hopes of achieving a ...

Global Climate Change part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Global Climate Change is one of the Exploring the Environment series of online modules. Emphasizing an integrated approach to environmental earth science through problem-based learning, this module ...

Ecology Lesson Plans part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This webpage features lesson plans for studies related to ecology, and targets the K-12 audience. Examples include Pollution Solutions, which discusses the many factors that contribute to the ...

CO2 and You part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This lesson has students observe and quantify their household and vehicle energy consumption; explain the relationship between energy consumption, energy production, and its influences on the ...

Time and Cycles: Dendrochronology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this activity, students will use pre-marked paper strips to simulate tree-ring core samples to help them understand that data for past climate changes can be gathered from sources beyond long-term ...

Crowded Planet Ecology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This radio broadcast discusses the need to consider the effects of a growing human population when studying ecosystems, since there are virtually no pristine ecosystems left. The 1 minute, 33 second ...

Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change: Human Health - Beyond the Bite: Mosquitoes and Malaria part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This activity explores one potential impact of climate variability and change on our health by studying the increased spread of malaria. Designed to teach through scientific inquiry, the activities ...

Carbon Cycle in the Lab: Carbon Products and the Processes That Link Them part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This lab teaches students about the nature of carbon, the different types of compounds it exists in (e.g. charcoal, glucose, carbon dioxide), the biochemical reactions it takes part in ...

The Climate Time Machine Activity: Using Fossil Pollen to Study Climate Change part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this activity, students use real data on fossil pollen from a lake in Washington State to study climate change. Working in teams, they separate simulated pollen grains from 'sediment samples,' ...

Recognizing Forests' Role in Climate Change part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article explains the importance of forests in the carbon cycle and why they must be preserved. Topics include carbon sequestration in forests and strategies for forest-based mitigation of global ...

Planet Under Pressure part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Planet Under Pressure is a six-part British Broadcasting Company (BBC) News Online series looking at some of the most pressing environmental issues facing the human race today. The series takes a ...

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