Cindy Shellito

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

University of Northern Colorado

Cindy Shellito is a professor at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. Her primary research interests are in modeling deep-time paleoclimate and geoscience education. She teaches courses focusing on themes ranging from paleoclimatology and global climate dynamics to mesoscale meteorology.

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Course Modules (3)

Climate of Change part of Climate of Change
In this two to three week module, students explore short-term climate variability resulting from atmosphere-ocean-ice interactions. The module promotes awareness of past and contemporary cultures and regions ...

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Unit 2 Deciphering Short-Term Climate Variability part of Climate of Change
Making Sense of Ocean and Atmospheric Data Depicting Climate Variability In this lesson, students will be provided with data depicting the cyclic changes in tropical Pacific climate associated with the El ...

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Unit 1 Forecasting Climate Variability and Change: A Matter of Survival part of Climate of Change
An Introduction to Climate Variability, Climate Change, and Climate Impacts This unit is designed to engage students in the topics of climate variability and climate change by introducing them to impacts of ...

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Activities (6)

Is Warming Natural or Anthropogenic? part of Integrate:Program Design:Implementation Programs:University of Northern Colorado:Activities
Students use climate model output to compare past, present and future climate and consider the impacts of human activity on climate.

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Courses (2)

Paleoclimatology part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Course
This course introduces students to the methods of paleoclimatology and provides a survey of major climatic events over the history of the Earth. The course incorporates journal articles and web resources to teach ...

Climatology part of Complex Systems:Courses
This course is designed to help students gain a scientific understanding of the physical aspects of Earth's climate system and the factors that influence climate change. We explore the global balance of energy ...

Essays (2)

Developing a hands-on approach to collecting, analyzing, and interpreting weather observations and climate data part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Essays
Developing a hands-on approach to collecting, analyzing, and interpreting weather observations and climate data Cindy Shellito, Earth Sciences, University of Northern Colorado Meteorologists and climatologists ...

Introducing students to the complexities of the atmosphere and climate system part of Complex Systems:Workshop 2010:Participant Essays
Cindy Shellito, University of Northern Colorado As a meteorologist and paleoclimate modeler, nearly every course I have taught in the past five years has required students to delve into the complexities of the ...

Conference Presentations (3)

Curriculum & Student Assessment; Routes to Recruitment part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
After two years working in the Assessment Leadership Institute (ALI) at the University of Northern Colorado, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences faculty crafted student learning outcomes based on ...

Getting (and Keeping) Northern Colorado Students in the Door: Broadening Participation by Attracting and Supporting All Students part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday B
Strategies to broaden participation in geosciences are varied. Many in the geosciences know we can do a better job, but how? The InTeGrate implementation program at the University of Northern Colorado (UNCo) ...

Developing InTeGrated Curriculum for Upper Division Courses in Earth Sciences part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Poster Sessions:Thursday
The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science at the University of Northern Colorado is presently serving as an InTeGrate implementation site. Our focus is on promoting recruitment and retention in the Earth ...

Other Contributions (7)

Teaching Atmospheric Science part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Morning Workshops:Atmospheric Science
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, ...