Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

The Science-at-Home Webinar Series is Back

The CIRES/NOAA Science-at-Home webinar series is excited to launch again this fall semester after a successful spring series. This series is intended to connect middle and high school classrooms that are now in the virtual/remote learning landscape with scientists. 

Each webinar features a 10-15 minute presentation by a scientists about how they got into science, what they do as a scientist, and what they research, followed by a 10-15 minute live Q&A.

Webinars will be held weekly on Tuesdays at 1:00pm MT through the fall semester (and possibly into the spring).

Each month will feature an overarching theme:

  • September = Natural Hazards and Resilience
  • October = Climate (from the atmosphere to the oceans and anything in between)
  • November = Polar Science 
  • December = Science Communication

All webinars will be live streamed. There will also be one Spanish-language presentation per month - exact dates/times TBA. Details will be sent to all registrants of the webinar series and posted to our website.

September speakers are lined up now:

  • September 15 - Dr. Michael Koontz will present: Understanding where wildfires and insects kill trees using drones and satellites
  • September 22 - Dr. Joshua “Shuka” Schwarz will present: Fires! Smoke! Airplanes! Action! How we're learning about wildfires and crop burning smoke
  • September 29 – PhD Candidate Mel Zhang will present: Seismology: What it is and how I got into it

To register for email reminders and view the full list of presenters click here


CIRES is a partnership of NOAA and CU Boulder.

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