Educator Workshop on Teaching Climate Science

The second annual Educator’s Workshop on Climate Science will introduce teachers to the basics of climate science and provide classroom-ready materials and demonstrations usable both as laboratory experiences for students and as outreach activities in the community.

Resources including the ACS Climate Science Toolkit and authoritative booklets from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Climate Assessment and the American Meteorological Society will be provided in free, downloadable PDF format for distribution to students and the public.

These materials provide factual information and multiple lines of evidence supporting the seriousness of climate change. The presenters are Bruce Smith, former high school teacher and AMS Atmospheric Education Resource Agent, who will address issues such as dealing with climate change skeptics and how the polar vortex demonstrates a changing climate; and Frank Shaw, professor emeritus of chemistry at UW-Milwaukee and Illinois State University, who will discuss chemical aspects of climate change and give demonstrations of climate change chemistry.

The workshop will be held from 8:30 am to 3:15 pm on Aug. 14 at Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay. Coffee and snacks are available at sign-in (8:30 – 9 am) and lunch is included in the $15 registration. For more information contact Smith at [email protected] or Shaw at [email protected].