Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

 

Teaching Climate Change Workshop June 11-13 University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Teaching Climate Change Science in Middle and High School is a 3 day workshop co-facilitated by Dr. Jeff Hepinstall-Cymerman (Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources) and Dr. Ajay Sharma (College of Education).

 

Program goals for participants include:


        • Learning about ecological change via visits to research sites and exposure to research tools and techniques;
        • Improving science learning through inquiry oriented instructional lessons focused on understanding climate change;
        • Enhancing knowledge of and interest in climate change science among teachers and students;
        • Facilitating new collaborations with research scientists at UGA.

    Strategies used in this course will include:
    Geographic Information Systems activities, discussion sessions with working groups, lectures, and field experiences at Coweeta Long-Term Ecological Research Station in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

    Science teachers participating in this workshop come from Atlanta Public Schools, Dougherty County Schools and Glynn County Schools. This workshop is funded by the Improving Teacher Quality Grants Program.

    For information contact, Kerrie Anne Lloyd, Program Teaching Assistant kloyd@uga.edu

     

    Online resources
    http://www.camelclimatechange.org/
    http://www.cleanet.org/
    http://epa.gov/climatechange/