This Web Seminar took place on September 22, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Time. Presenting was
Dr. Randy Russell,
Educational Designer with the Office of Education and Outreach at the University
Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Russell presented
an overview of the differences between climate and weather and explained the basics
of what influences the Earth’s climate and how it has changed, both historically
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. Dr. Russell presented information
on the aspects that influence the Earth’s climate from Albedo to Volcanoes. He also
presented a number of classroom activities that are free and available online to
teach students about climate and climate change.
Sixty (60) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the
presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Arizona,
California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,
Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia,
Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Two participants 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 provided lesson plans/activities and web links/URL to useful information.”
- “It gives me greater depth of knowledge and project ideas and applications in
- “7th grade standards for Ohio include the teaching of climates.”
- “I am going to be teaching a class on climate change and this information will
help me to be better prepared.”
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!
See when other
UCAR Climate Change Web Seminars are scheduled.
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Underwritten in part by
UCAR,NASA and NESTA