Minnesota Climate News
It’s official: Minnesota’s winters are the fastest warming among all the continental US. Check out this interactive graphic, for example, comparing the impact of warming winter climate on individual states:
(Source: Climate Central “Warming Winters: U.S. Temperature Trends“)
Experts are outlining how warming can be observed around our unique state and what those impacts mean for our industry, recreation and environment. Luckily, we have great teachers like you …
“My real hero is the science teacher who teaches about climate change …” – Will Steger, 3/15/2013 speaking to hundreds at the MN Environmental Congress
Resources for Educators
- The CERTs Splash campaign – This is a great way to save money, water and energy at your school. Check out more online for ways to participate.
- “Not-so-serious Climate and Energy Book Club“ – Last month’s discussion of Flight Behavior was lively, fun and interesting! We hope you can join this month’s ICEE Book Club Discussion March 28 at 3:30 MT/5:30 ET. We will be discussing Zenith, the sequel to Exodus by Julie Bertagna. Click here to acces the webinar and sign in as a guest using your name. You may use a headset with your computer to access the audio or call +18778659544
- Marcellus Shale Educator conference in Ithaca, N.Y. on March 18-19 – Registration is now open. The focus of the conference will be on education and outreach practices in communicating about Marcellus shale gas drilling and other polarizing issues. The Marcellus Shale will serve as a case study from which we can learn about energy education more broadly, including attention to the challenges of teaching the science of a controversial issue. Threading throughout these topics will be discussions of how to help people to learn and have constructive conversations about energy when the topic is deeply polarizing.
- MN Phenology Conference, April 5th-7th held at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, Lanesboro, MN. Register now and reserve a spot at this excelent annual gathering of phenology enthusiasts.
- The 2013 NAAEE Conference, Baltimore MD is looking for presenters! – The deadline for submitting proposals for the 42nd Annual NAAEE Conference and 10th Annual Research Symposium is March 31, 2013. Take this opportunity to share your research, your programs, your ideas, and your discoveries with the EE professionals from around the world.
Be someone’s hero this spring!
Kristen Poppleton & John Smith
Will Steger Foundation Education Program