Free Global Climate change Workshops in June and July – Earn Free PDU’s, CEU’s, or Graduate Credits

2011 Global Climate Change Institutes for Teachers (GccIFT)
and the Global Learning and Observations about the Environment (GLOBE)

Who: K-8 teachers; priority given to a group of teachers from the same school
When:
June 22-24 Climate Change 101 and GLOBE Atmosphere and Climate
June 28-29 Life Sciences, Climate Change and GLOBE Phenology
July 26, 27 Children’s Literature and GCC: Science and Sustainability
Where: Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
Costs: Free!
Participation in the Institute is funded by NASA. Professional development units, graduate credits, and overnight housing available (see registration form for more details). Free!
FREE PDU’s, CEUs and/or Graduate Credit available

Climate Change 101 and GLOBE Atmosphere and Climate
Increase your understanding of key scientific principles underlying the climate system.

•Become trained in GLOBE Atmosphere and Climate Protocols.
•Participate in climate change K-8 classroom activities.
•Aligned with Oregon standards and Climate Literacy Principles
•Be introduced to the Season and Biomes Project and Elementary GLOBE
•Each school will receive GLOBE equipment and supplies for GLOBE start up.
•Each participant will receive select equipment and/or children’s books

Life Sciences, Climate Change and GLOBE Phenology
Increase your understanding of how climate change will impact plants and animals (forests, migrations…)

•Become trained in GLOBE Phenology: Budbursts, Green Up and Green Down
•Participate in climate change phenology K-8 activities
•Be introduced to the Season and Biomes Project and Elementary GLOBE
•Each school will receive GLOBE equipment and supplies for GLOBE start up.
•Each participant will receive select equipment and/or children’s books

GccIFT Children’s Literature and GCC: Science and Sustainability
•Participate in GCC inquiry-based activities supported by children’s books
•Explore ways children’s GCC based books can provide a framework for teaching and learning sustainability
•Examine and evaluate children’s climate change related books, including Elementary GLOBE
•Receive free copies of several children’s climate change books

For a complete description of the NASA grant, go to http://gcce.larc.nasa.gov/?page_id=276

Pre-registration required: request pre-registration information from
Dr. Adele Schepige (503-838-8485) or at gccift@wou.edu

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