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Predicting Future Climate
and Considering Solutions

All web seminar participants use online tools that allow them to mark-up presenter's slides or share desktop applications in addition to engaging in chat with others online and answering poll questions

This Web Seminar took place on April 28, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Dr. Lisa Gardiner, Educational Designer with the Office of Education and Outreach at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Gardiner presented information on climate modeling, supercomputers, and what people can do to have a positive influence on climate change.

This web seminar is part of a series of six programs designed to bring climate education resources to secondary educators from the Office of Education and Outreach at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). In this seminar, Dr. Gardiner shared information about climate models and introduced participants to climate modeling websites that students can use in the classroom. She also discussed the role of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and talked about personal behavior changes that can help curb climate change.


Fifty-two (52) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. One participant joined from a country outside of the United States: Canada


Seminar participants received a one year subscription to one of NSTA’s SciGuides and a certificate of attendance was deposited into their PD Record and Certificates area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.


Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • “It shared so many great, interactive resources that students can learn to use themselves.”

  • “These webinars provide information that is useable in the classroom.”

  • “It just gave good sites and things to think about and reflect over. There was too much going on to do much more than that.”

  • “This is an important part, for me, of the new Climate Change unit in Ontario's grade 10 Science course. Theory is one thing - but action is something far more important. I think it is essential that we not only get students to look at the potential ways of dealing with Climate Change, but hopefully to also motivate them enough to BE action.”

Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!


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