CLEAN Teleconference Call September 26, 2017

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Teacher's Guide to Climate Change

Abstract: This presentation will focus on a new book, the Teacher-Friendly GuideTM to Climate Change, which was written for teachers who could benefit from a "teacher-friendly" resource that includes both the basics of climate change science and perspectives on teaching a subject that has become socially and politically polarized. Our audience is middle and high school Earth science and environmental science teachers, and the guide is written to provide the information and graphics that a secondary school teacher needs in the classroom. The book addresses both the physical science in a clear and concise way as well as the psychological and social issues that add to thechallenges of teaching this content. The Teacher-Friendly GuideTMto Climate Change also speaks to a wider audience, including educators of other grade levels, subjects, and contexts, as well as non-teachers who find the approach helpful. We'll discuss the book's content and a crowdfunding campaign we've established to send this book to teachers around the country.


Ingrid Zabel is the Climate Change Education Manager at the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) and is interested in building public understanding of the science and societal impact of climate change. She has developed content for museum exhibits on glaciers, local impacts of climate change in New York State, and the carbon cycle. Ingrid has led climate change science activities with the public, summer campers, and school groups at the Cayuga Nature Center and the Museum of the Earth, and she is one of the authors of PRI's Teacher-Friendly GuideTM to Climate Change. Ingrid has an A.B. in physics from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in physics from the Ohio State University. Before being in informal science education she worked on radar studies of sea ice and the Greenland ice sheet while at the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State, and modeling and field work on surveillance radar at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory.

Don Haas is the Director of Teacher Programs at The Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth & Cayuga Nature Center in Ithaca, NY. Don's work in public outreach, teacher education, teacher professional development and curriculum materials development marries deep understandings of how people learn with deep understandings of the Earth system. He is a nationally regarded expert in climate and energy education, place-based and technology-rich Earth and environmental science education. He has led educator professional development programming throughout the US. He also is co-author of the books, The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change and The Science Beneath the Surface: A Very Short Guide to the Marcellus Shale.He served on the Earth & Space Science Design Team for the National Research Council's A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas andand currently serves as the First Vice President of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. Don has taught at Colgate, Cornell, and Michigan State Universities, Kalamazoo College, and Tapestry and Norwich (New York) High Schools.

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