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Effects of Climate
Change: Oceans and Ice

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 October 14, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Becca Hatheway, Educational Designer with the Office of Education and Outreach at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. In part four of the series, Ms. Hatheway presented information about current and anticipated effects of climate change on Earth’s oceans and large areas of ice coverage.

The PowerPoint, related resources from the NSTA Learning Center, and web links from the presentation are now contained in the above resource collection. Clicking on the collection link will place it in your Learning Center, My Library, neatly organized under the My Resource Collections tab.

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]. Ms. Hatheway talked about sea level rise, decrease in glaciation, ocean current changes and ocean acidification. She also showed several classroom hands-on and online activities to help students understand these concepts.

Fifty-eight (58) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Two participants joined from countries outside of the United States: Canada and Turkey.

Seminar participants received a one year subscription to one of NSTA’s SciGuides. A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants 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:

  • “Great information presented professionally! Good to have up-to-date info on a hot topic like global warming!”
  • “It provided me with some great resources.”
  • “As a retired meteorologist and now a science teacher, climate is always good.”
  • “Good graphs and resources. I like the ready to go demonstrations that I can take into my classroom tomorrow if I needed to!”

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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