This Web Seminar took place October 6, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Time. Presenting was
Educational Designer with the Office of Education and Outreach at the University
Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. In part three of the
series, Ms. Hatheway presented information about the Earth System. She explained
what the system was and how the parts of the system are affected by climate change.
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 gave an overview
of the Earth System: atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, geosphere, and cryosphere
and talked about the parts of the system that were affected by climate change and
what those effects were. As with previous programs in the series, several classroom
activities and links to websites for classroom use were also demonstrated during
the live program.
Sixty-five (65) 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, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts,
Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma,
Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, 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.
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:
- “The cycles and concept of an organism as both a sink & a source for Carbon
was great info”!
- “It was relevant and valuable because I teach this in Environmental Science
and in the second semester of Biology. Honestly, I was in a Ph.D. program in Biology
before I got married, so felt confident with the material, but that in no way undermines
the relevance of the material; I am glad you are pushing out this info to teachers.”
- “When I teach about the geochemical cycles, the lessons are so dry. I am so
glad to have activities that my students can do!”
- “I really like the links to resources, ideas for activities, and in general
the information provided.”
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!
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