Start the New Year with Climate Change Workshops and Events

Have you set your professional development goals for 2014? Here are some great workshops and events to start the year:

Exploring the Aurora through Art and Writing

Aurora BorealisCome learn about Space Weather and how it relates to Earth’s climate! This one-day workshop for elementary teachers and educators will explore the Sun-Earth connection, the role Earth’s magnetic field plays, and how space weather influences our planet in very real ways.

This workshop will draw upon the Dancing Lights suite of standards-based activities. Materials for your classroom will be provided along with information about an exciting student contest planned for Spring 2014.
Saturday, February 22nd 9am to 4pm, $10     Register Now!

Workshop: Arctic Climate Connections

Arctic research weather station.SORRY, THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER to receive future workshop announcements.
Teachers! Plan to attend the next CIRES Education & Outreach Teacher Professional Development workshop. This new, data driven curriculum will focus on Arctic climate and how that climate affects our lives. The curriculum embraces the three-dimensional approach of the Next Generation Science Standards, with participants discussing the alignment and pedagogical approaches. The workshop will also feature a presentation by a CIRES scientist describing his work in the Arctic. Saturday February 22 at CU Boulder.

Upcoming Webinars Address Extreme Weather

The webinar series, Climate Conversations, continues with two upcoming live streaming events. On Wednesday March 5, tune in as NOAA scientists Dr. Stephanie Herring and Dr. Martin P. Hoerling discuss extreme weather in the context of climate change.

Dr. Herring is with NOAA’s Climate Services and Monitoring Division. Meteorologist Martin P. Hoerling specializes in climate dynamics in NOAA’s Earth Systems Research Lab, and is Chairman of the US Climate Variability research program.

For their collaboration on the report “Explaining Extreme Events from 2012, a Climate Perspective,” (above) Foreign Policy Magazine named Herring and Hoerling in its 2013 annual list of “Top 100 Global Thinkers.” Registration is open, so register now for the March 5 webinar.

The April 16 webinar will feature Dr. Kevin E. Trenberth, a Distinguished Senior Scientist in the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Dr. Trenberth has been prominent in all aspects of climate variability and climate change research and is a leader in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessments and in the World Climate Research Programme. Register now for the April 16 webinar.

Symposium: Natural Resource Industries and the Sustainability Challenge

People from different disciplines and backgrounds will discuss the specific challenges confronting efforts to operationalize sustainability in the context of natural resource industries.

The symposium will discuss the idea of sustainability and how it is taking shape in particular places and sectors; rigorously explore current efforts to re-organize certain business practices under the rubric of sustainability; and endeavor to identify practical, meaningful actions to deepen ongoing efforts to make sustainability a central tenet of our economic, social, and environmental future.

This event is hosted by The Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment and The Colorado Law Energy Innovation Initiative at CU-Boulder.
February 27 – 28, 2014 University of Colorado School Law School.
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CU Anthropology Dept. to Host Archeology Lecture: Futurescapes of the Late Archaic

Dr. Kenneth SassamanDistinguished Archaeology Lecturer, Dr. Kenneth Sassaman from the University of Florida, will discuss “How Humans Dealt with Sea-Level Rise in the Long Term.” Learn about Native American societies of 3000 to 5000 years ago and how they the history encoded in the Gulf Coast landscape to call upon past experiences for future planning.
Dr. Sassaman will share how their society’s vision of the future is reflected in the responses to sea-level rise.

Saturday, January 25 7:00 – 9:00pm
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