Register Today for the Climate Literacy Webinar Series!
You are invited to join a webinar series co-hosted by NOAA’s Climate Office, the Washington state ClimeTime initiative, the CLEAN Network, and Climate Generation: A WIll Steger Legacy. This three part series will feature presentations from climate change science and education experts, include grade level and content specific resources to bring into your classroom, and provide time for participant questions. Register today for all or part of the series!
You must register for each webinar individually in the link provided in the descriptions below.
All webinars will be recorded and shared with registered participants following the webinar.
February 25, 1:00-2:00 PST
Topic: The National Climate Assessment: Focus on the Northwest
Speaker: Michael Chang, Cheryl Manning
Resources shared will focus on: 9-12 Educators
Mike Chang is the Climate Adaptation Specialist for the Makah Tribe and will be discussing the National Climate Assessment. He has led the Makah Tribe’s Climate Impacts Assessment and coordinates the climate adaptation and resiliency planning process across tribal departments and the Makah tribal community. He is an author for the Northwest chapter of the recent U.S. 4th National Climate Assessment, where he focused on highlighting climate impacts to Tribes and Indigenous peoples, cultural heritage, and frontline communities.
Cheryl Manning teaches Honors Earth & Space Science, Honors Chemistry, and AP Environmental Science at Evergreen High School in Evergreen, Colorado. She is currently serving a Fellowship with the National Science Foundation (NSF), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), in the Office of the Assistant Director (OAD). Recently, Cheryl created online tools for teachers to plan climate change lessons and units congruent with NGSS for the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network. She will be sharing some of these units on the webinar.
January 28, 1:00-2:00 PST
Topic: Integrating Native Ways of Knowing on Climate Change
Speakers: Dr. Devarati Bhattacharya (CYCLES) and Catherine Techtmann (G-WOW)
Resources shared will focus on: K-5 Educators
First people’s traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) helps provide long term place-based evidence of climate change that we can use to evaluate changes we are observing to determine whether they may be caused by climate change or short term weather variability. Learn about two models that have worked to integrate TEK and place-based learning into climate change education partnerships with native communities.
Cathy Techtmann, UW Extension Environmental Outreach State Specialist, and Dr. Devarati Bhattacharya, K-16 STEM Education Postdoctoral Fellow a the University of Nebraska, will each provide case studies of their experience working collaboratively with local native communities integrating climate change education.
Resources and examples of activities that K-5 educators can use to effectively facilitate place-based education and integrate native ways of knowing on climate change will be shared.
February 4, 1:00-2:00 PST
Topic: Evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century
Speaker: Dr. Ben Santer, Jenna Totz
Resources shared will focus on: 6-8 Educators
This webinar will highlight background information and resources that provide students with opportunities to analyze,interpret, and apply the evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
Dr. Ben Santer is a climate researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, specializing in the statistical analysis of climate data sets and the identification of human factors in climate variables. He served as convening lead author of the climate-change detection and attribution chapter of the 1995 IPCC report.
We will feature resources and examples of activities that 6-8 educators can bring to their classrooms that bring this content to life.