RAGEing WISSARDs Study Ice Sheets in a Warming World
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This Web Seminar took place on May 20, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Dr. Reed Scherer and Dr. Ross Powell who talked about Antarctica geography, ice sheets, and the affect of climate change on the southern continent.

This is the third of four Web Seminars sponsored by NASA, NOAA, and NSF as an extension of the last IPY. In this program, Dr. Ross Powell opened the program by talking about the Antarctic ice sheets, the geography and topography of Antarctica, and the effect the ice sheets are having, and can have, due to climate change. Dr. Reed Scherer followed the initial discussion by giving a detailed account of why the ice sheets are important and he also gave details about their structure and the collapse of the Larson ice sheet in 2003.

Twenty-six (26) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Seminar participants received one of the NSTA SciGuides. A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants My 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:

  • “Although my focus is biology, all sciences came together in this presentation.”

  • “It enhanced my knowledge of Antarctica.”

  • “Very interesting information!”

  • “The web seminar explained concepts that I had not been introduced to in the past.”

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


To see more programs on Climate Change visit: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/

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