Jason Cervenec

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Jason Cervenec is the Education and Outreach Director for the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University. The diverse outreach portfolio of the center reaches approximately 11,000 individuals annually and includes programs in cutting edge science, science education, history, and the arts. The most common request for information that Jason receives from the public is on climate change.

Jason earned a B.S. in Biology from The Ohio State University and M.Ed. in Second Science Education and began his career as a high school science teacher where he taught for more than a decade. During that time, he coached two Science Olympiad teams and took part in a Fulbright Teacher Exchange in Mumbai, India where he witnessed firsthand the challenges faced by most of the world’s population.

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Activities (6)

Antarctic Rock Boxes part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center offers no-cost Rock Boxes for use by educators in both schools and informal learning environments. Each box may be borrowed for one month and contains more than 30 ...

Soup Can Water Budget part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
During this first of five activities, students use materials to create an apparatus and process to investigate the ultimate destination for water falling on a watershed. Students make quantitative measurements and ...

Geo Sandbox Water Budget part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
During this second of five activities, the instructor introduces a miniature watershed, named a GeoSandbox. Students introduce known quantities of water to the GeoSandbox using spray bottles and measure the ...

Small Scale Watershed - Schoolyard part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
During this third of five activities, students are taken to an area of the schoolyard that is readily seen from one location. The surface area and slope are measured, the land use is noted, and students estimate ...

Large Scale Watershed - Battelle Darby Creek part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
This fourth of five activities expands the watershed examined from a schoolyard to a large drainage that cannot be viewed from one location. The activity includes an examination of changing land uses within the ...

Land Use Change - Hellbranch Run part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
This fifth activity in a series of five provides a detailed examination of one watershed within Central Ohio with a specific focus on water flow and additional water quality measurements such as total suspended ...

Conference Presentations (2)

Exploring Earth's Atmosphere and Oceans Using the Fluid Earth Viewer part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
Using open-source code and publicly available atmospheric and ocean model data sets, a team at The Ohio State University created the Fluid Earth Viewer (FEV), an interactive, intuitive, and visually appealing web ...

Reading History Within an Ice Core part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Poster Sessions:Thursday
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 ...