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NOAA Climate Data in the Classroom

Derek Arndt
Chief of the Climate Monitoring Branch
NOAA National Climate Data Center

Deke Arndt has served as the Chief of the Climate Monitoring Branch of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center since 2009. The Branch is responsible for analysis and reporting of the status of the Earth’s climate system, from large global phenomena like global temperature (“global warming”), to regional occurrences like drought and weather extremes. Mr. Arndt was one of the lead editors for 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 editions of The State of the Climate, an annual supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, featuring input and analysis from 400+ authors in nearly 50 countries. Before coming to NCDC, he spent 15 years at the Oklahoma Climatological Survey. Mr. Arndt holds a B.S. and M.S. in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma. He is also a student in the University of Oklahoma's Adult & Higher Education Ph.D. program.

LuAnn Dahlman
LuAnn Dahlman Communication Specialist
NOAA Climate Program Office
LuAnn Dahlman works as a Communication Specialist in NOAA’s Climate Program Office. Working with software developers and scientists, she contributes to product development efforts that make it easier to access and interpret climate data. She also develops hands-on activities to help students develop a concrete understanding of how NOAA monitors climate. Formerly, Ms. Dahlman taught high school science in Mesa, Arizona. She also served as a curriculum developer and provider of professional development for TERC, focusing on digital image analysis and other geospatial technologies.

Carolyn Rose
Education Coordinator
Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Reserve
Carolyn Rose is the Education Coordinator for the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, which is administered by the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, in Port Aransas, Texas. She is a former park interpreter for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and public school biology teacher. Her degrees include Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in the Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences and a Master of Arts in Anthropology.

Bree Murphy
Bree Murphy Program Specialist
NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve
Bree Murphy is a Program Specialist assisting with the coordination of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System’s national education program in Silver Spring, Maryland. She has a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Environmental Science and a Master’s degree in Education with a concentration in Science Education. She has been working in the marine science education field for the last 12 years.

Paulo Maurin
Paulo Maurin NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
Dr. Paulo Maurin works with the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, coordinating the education projects and the Coral Reef Management Fellowship program, both in the Pacific and Caribbean jurisdictions. He collaborates with NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program and assists in the agency’s international capacity-building and training efforts in the Coral Triangle region. Dr. Maurin received his PhD from the University of Hawaii, studying coastal marine resource use allocation by local stakeholder communities.

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