Teaching Climate Science Workshop at Crossroads

The Climate Change Coalition of Door County is sponsoring an Educator Workshop on Teaching Climate Science at Crossroads on Aug. 19, 8:30 am to 3:15 pm. While this program is intended for teachers, naturalists and other educators, it will be informative for the decision makers and general public as well.

The workshop will introduce participants 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 will provide factual information including the nature of greenhouse gases, the mechanism of global warming, the history of Earth’s temperature swings, and multiple lines of evidence supporting the seriousness of climate change. The stunning full-length film Chasing Ice will be screened.

Crossroads Summer Family Programs continue at 10 am, Monday through Thursday in the Collins Learning Center. Door County residents and visitors of all ages are welcome at these free, one-hour presentations. Upcoming program topics are: Aug. 16, Wisconsin Mammals – Learn about some of their habits, where they live, and what they eat; Aug. 17, Weather Scavenge Hunt – This family activity will make learners of all ages more aware of the behavior of the atmosphere and how it affects our lives; Aug. 18 & 23, Critters in the Creek – Grab a net and join the naturalist as you take a look at what kinds of tiny critters live in Big Creek; Aug. 22, Evidence of Insects – Join the naturalist for a search for insects feedings and laying eggs on tree and flowers.

The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, is open 12-3 pm daily and during scheduled activities. Trails at the Crossroads Preserve, Big Creek Cove, and the Ida Bay Preserve are free and open to the public.

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