Theme: Teaching About Climate Change

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Teaching About Climate Change.

Teaching Atmospheric Science WORKSHOP
Thursday, Friday 8:30am-11:30am Gordon: Ed Gordon Suite

Todd Ellis, Western Michigan University
Cindy Shellito, University of Northern Colorado

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This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss, develop, and share ideas on what works in atmospheric science education. Focusing primarily on undergraduate and graduate education settings, ...
World Climate Simulation TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Thursday 2:30pm-2:50pm Weeks Geo: AB20

Juliette Rooney-Varga, University of Massachusetts-Lowell

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World Climate is a simulation-based role-playing exercise in which participants take on the roles of delegates to the UN climate negotiations and are challenged to create a global deal that, according to current ...
Evolution of GCMs and Super Mario TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Thursday 3:00pm-3:20pm Weeks Geo: AB20

Ben Maas, Buena Vista University

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The concept of global climate models, GCMs, is difficult for introductory environmental science students to grasp due to the global scale of thinking involved, fluxes, and simplifying assumptions. While the idea of ...
Investigating GRACE water storage data using video, essays, and data analysis tools. TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Thursday 3:20pm-3:40pm Weeks Geo: AB20

David Randle, American Museum of Natural History

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The focus of this session is to support the analysis and interpretation of data in the classroom and help teachers to engage students in the study of climate change. NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate ...
Coastal Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise TEACHING DEMONSTRATION
Thursday 3:40pm-4:00pm Weeks Geo: AB20

Shelley Whitmeyer, James Madison University

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Over the next century sea level is likely to increase 26-82 cm (IPCC 2013). This increase in sea level will leave some highly populated, sensitive coastal areas vulnerable to rapid geologic changes. It is important ...
Cli-fi: Teaching climate change using literature POSTER SESSION
Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm Red Gym

Jennifer Sliko, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Jennifer Hanselman, Westfield State University
Rick Oches, Bentley University
Laura Wright, Western Carolina University

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As part of the InTeGrate program (SERC) at Carleton College, we developed a two-week module utilizing cli-fi (climate science present in fictional literature) and related climate data. Given the interdisciplinary ...
Reading History Within an Ice Core POSTER SESSION
Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm Red Gym

Jason Cervenec, Ohio State University-Main Campus

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During this activity, teams of students are provided with one of two varieties of simulated ice cores that showcase some of the components examined by scientists. After a few minutes of free exploration, students ...
An Eye-tracking Study on Expert/Novice Differences During Climate Graph Reading Tasks: Implications for Climate Communication POSTER SESSION
Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm Red Gym

Rachel Atkins, North Carolina State University
karen mcneal, Auburn University Main Campus
Sarah Luginbuhl, North Carolina State University

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The communication of climate change is often a difficult task due to the interdisciplinary nature of the topic in addition to the challenges of communicating these topics with their intended audiences. Two aspects ...
Recruiting, Retention, Diversity & Teaching About Climate Change ORAL SESSION
Friday 1:30pm-4:00pm Weeks Geo: AB20

Carrie Nelms, University of Arkansas Main Campus
David Reed, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Recruiting, Retention, Diversity & Teaching About Climate Change Your Account Earth ...
Exploring the Use of Computational Models in Teaching Climate Change in K-12 AFTERNOON MINI WORKSHOP
Friday 1:30pm-4:00pm Gordon: Ed Gordon Suite

Mark Chandler, Columbia University in the City of New York

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The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) require the teaching of science in a way that integrates the content with science and engineering practices (SEPs) and crosscutting concepts (CCs). Earth system and ...
Environmental Communicators: Bridging the Attitude-Behavioral Gap in the Science of Science Communication
Friday 2:45pm Weeks Geo: AB20

Carrie Nelms, University of Arkansas Main Campus

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"The science of climate change is not 'a problem' waiting for 'a solution,' rather, it is an environmental, cultural and political phenomenon which is re-shaping the way we should think ...
Instructional Approaches for Teaching Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Socio-Environmental Issues
Friday 3:00pm Weeks Geo: AB20

Julie Lambert, Florida Atlantic University
Alana Edwards, Florida Atlantic University
Colin Polsky, Florida Atlantic University

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Florida Atlantic University's Center for Environmental Studies and the College of Education's Department of Teaching and Learning have collaborated on a variety of educational projects aimed at increasing ...
Elementary Schools Driving Community Climate Action
Friday 3:15pm Weeks Geo: AB20

Dave Finnigan, Climate Change is Elementary - GreenActionPBC

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In 23 schools in 5 states (NY, NJ, CT, MA, MD) we have tested a program with nationwide implications. Short video at https://youtu.be/1cSgeK7FnUQ Climate Change is Elementary, is presented in K-5 or K-8 schools ...