Upcoming Events

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“Using Understanding Global Change to Make Earth System Connections about Local Phenomena: The Return of the River Otters” presented by Jessica Bean and focused on resources for Elementary Teachers

The Understanding Global Change (UGC) Project from the UC Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology, has created a suite of online and interactive resources to support teaching and learning about climate change and Earth systems.

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NASA STEM Webinar: The Future of Forests
- Webinar

Join University of Colorado Boulder curriculum developer and GLOBE partner Jon Griffith as he guides participants through “The Future of Forests”, a 10-lesson MS/HS curriculum connected to NGSS life science standards that uses NASA resou

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Teaching Climate Change in a Community That Does Not Want to Hear it” presented by Jeffrey Yuhas

This webinar focuses on challenges and strategies around teaching climate change in a community that doesn’t want to listen and the lessons one teacher has learned over the past decade that have helped him “move the needle”.

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Youth Summit for a Resilient Colorado
- Event

Students and teachers: join school groups from across Colorado to share your ideas  and see other's ideas about how to make your community more resilient to natural hazards! This event is hosted by Earth Force and HEART Force, and will include both live and on-demand content. 

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Data Puzzles Teacher Workshop: Putting Science Ideas Together With Real Data
- PD Workshop

Are you looking for ways to bring authentic and relevant scientific data into your classroom? You've come to the right place!

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Resilient Colorado : Natural Hazards Education for the Science Classroom (In-person)
- PD Workshop

In this in-person 2-credit course, we invite rural Colorado secondary earth and environmental science teachers to learn a new place-based, NGSS aligned science curriculum on natural hazards.

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Resilient Colorado : Natural Hazards Education for the Science Classroom (Virtual)
- PD Workshop

In this 2-credit virtual course, we invite rural Colorado secondary earth and environmental science teachers to learn a new place-based, NGSS aligned science curriculum on natural hazards.

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How do landscapes recover after a wildfire?
The Future of Forests Curriculum Workshop - June 22-23, 2021
- PD Workshop

As wildfires continue to ravage the west, burning more and more of the landscape, many are left wondering, how will these fire-affected forests will recover?

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Why is the Arctic warming faster than the rest of the world?
Arctic Feedbacks Curriculum Workshop
- PD Workshop

Inspired by the 2019-2020 MOSAiC Arctic research expedition, the Arctic Feedbacks curriculum challenges students to explore the climate system to model and explain why the Arctic might be warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, a phenomenon known as Arctic amplification.  

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How do landscapes recover after a wildfire?
The Future of Forests Curriculum Workshop - July 27-28, 2021
- PD Workshop

As wildfires continue to ravage the west, burning more and more of the landscape, many are left wondering, how will these fire-affected forests will recover?

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Changing Arctic Ecosystem
- PD Workshop

Rising global temperatures and declining sea ice has likely impacted the Arctic ecosystem in ways that are not currently well understood.

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Ongoing Events

Water in the Western US

Course/Class

A self-paced, free, online course exploring water and climate in the western United States.

Frozen in the Ice: Exploring the Arctic

Course/Class

A self-paced, free, online course “Frozen in the Ice: Exploring the Arctic” is about the extraordinary MOSAiC Arctic research mission that has frozen an icebreaker into the Arctic Ocean for 13 months.

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