The Ocean is the defining physical feature of our planet. The interaction of oceanic and atmospheric processes controls our planet’s weather and climate, and dominates Earth’s energy, water, and carbon cycles. Join NSTA, NOAA, and NOAA partner scientists and educators for an exciting virtual conference to learn about the ocean, how we are changing it, and the impacts these changes are having on our world.
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. CT
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. MT
7 a.m. – 11 a.m. PT
Member price: $63
Nonmember price: $79
Attendance/Participation Optional Certificate: $9.95
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All registered to the virtual conference receive access to all the conference archives to watch on-demand. In addition, participants receive the Ocean's Effect on Weather and Climate SciPack with their paid registration (value $18) at no additional cost. An optional certificate of attendance/participation is available for a modest fee. While the virtual conference is designed for teachers of grades 5-9, teachers of all levels are welcome to register.
More about the conferenceThe conference opens with a general session providing an overview of the day. Participants then have the opportunity to join two self-selected breakout sessions. The conference ends with one last general session and Q&A.
Participants of this virtual conference will:
- Learn basic oceanic and atmospheric circulation patterns and how energy/heat, and nutrients move around the planet.
- Understand how the transfer of heat energy through ocean circulation patterns and atmospheric interaction affects weather and climate.
- Understand the causes and trends in sea level changes and how these changes affect coastal habitats and human communities.
- Learn how ocean temperatures and chemistry are changing, and how these changes affect corals and other marine species, including their habitats and distributions.
- Learn about NOAA data and education resources about sea surface temperature, sea level rise, ocean acidification, and coral bleaching that integrate real data sets.
Learn more about the virtual conference's presenters and agenda.