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Earth Then, Earth Now: Our Changing Climate

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 Two Web Seminars were presented, one featuring NOAA scientist Dr. Mike Winton and the other USFS Urban Natural Resource Institute’s Dr. David Bloniarz and USFS Conservation Education Specialist, Vicki Arthur.


The seminars focused on the basic science behind our understanding of climate change, and global impacts on the atmosphere, ecosystems, forests and oceans around the world. They also discussed curriculum that is designed to teach elements of Urban Forest management and conservation. The presenters shared their science expertise, answered questions from the participants, and provided information regarding web sites that teachers can use with their students in the classroom. These Web Seminars were designed for educators of grades 5-12.


Each web seminar is a unique, stand-alone, program. Archives of these web seminars and the presenters’ PowerPoint presentations will be available on this web page. Learn more about the features of the Web Seminar and read answers to frequently asked questions from participants.


Schedule

Web Seminar I
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Eastern
Topic: Climate Change
Presenter: Dr. Michael Winton

Web Seminar II
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2009
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Eastern
Topic: Carbon, Oxygen, Water and Shade: Putting a Price on the Benefits of Your School Yard Trees"
Presenters: Dr. David V. Bloniarz and Vicki Arthur



For more information contact webseminars@nsta.org


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