Workshops and Webinars

Browse educational webinars and workshops from our contributor network and the CIRES Education & Outreach team.

Workshops and Webinars

Emperor Penguin by Ian Geraghty
  • Atmospheric Science
McMurdo Speaker Series: Antarctica, Space & Lasers (Oh my!) A Day in the Life at McMurdo
with Jackson Jandreau
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Aurora over the Earth from space
  • Atmospheric Science
McMurdo Speaker Series: Antarctica, Space & Lasers (Oh my!) Seasons in the Antarctic
with Ian Geraghty
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AIM-PMC; glowing purple
  • Atmospheric Science
McMurdo Speaker Series: Antarctica, Space & Lasers (Oh my!) Intro to Space Weather
with Arunima Prakash
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Sunset in Space by NASA
  • Atmospheric Science
McMurdo Speaker Series: Antarctica, Space & Lasers (Oh my!) Intro to the Upper Atmosphere
with Yingfei Chen
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Earth
COP26 with Maxwell Boykoff and Gina Fiorile
with Maxwell Boykoff and Gina Fiorile
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MOSAiC Leg 1 Marcel Nicolaus
  • Polar Science
Polar Expeditions: From Past to Present
with Lianna Nixon and Tim Jacob
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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 it is that they research, followed by 10-15 minutes of live Q&A. These webinars will be held weekly on Tuesdays at 1:00pm MT during the fall semester (possibly into the spring).

A scientist flies a drone over the arctic sea ice.
  • Polar Science
Videographer on Ice: Polar Science with Lianna Nixon
with Lianna Nixon
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Green algal ponds in a coal quarry.
  • Nature of science
Environmental Economics in a Polarized World with Matt Burgess
w/ Matt Burgess
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Bright yellow tents under a large blue sky on the very flat and snow covered Thwaites Glacier on Antarctica.
  • Polar Science
Antarctica with Ted Scambos
with Ted Scambos
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Whispy swirling clouds over a body of water ringed with mountains.
  • Nature of science
Precipitation with Janice Bytheway
with Janice Bytheway
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A spherical model of the globe showing a strong polar vortex wind pattern.
  • Polar Science
Stratospheric Polar Vortex & Weather with Amy Butler
with Amy Butler
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A scientist is an orange coat uses a scientific instrument to measure rates of a glacial floe on a stark white glacier that disappears into white clouds.
  • Polar Science
The Greenland Ice Sheet with Lincoln Pitcher
with Lincoln Pitcher
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Two scientists stand on a rocky outcrop looking over a field of snow ringed with mountains.
  • Polar Science
Microbes in Antarctica with Noah Fierer
with Noah Fierer
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A beautiful and remote, white sand beach with a rocky outcrop framed by a tree.
  • Nature of science
Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions with Elizabeth Thompson
with Elizabeth Thompson
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A scientist sits in a field of rubble where a glacier used to be while two additional scientists collect samples in the background.
  • Polar Science
Catastrophic Glacier Collapse with Mylène Jacquemart
with Mylène Jacquemart
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A diagram of geomagnetic lines radiating from a transected globe.
  • Nature of science
Geomagnetism with CrowdMag
with Rick Saltus, Manoj Nair, and Neesha Schnepf
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A satellite image of New Guinea.
  • Nature of science
The Formation of New Guinea & History of Our Climate with Peter Martin
with Peter Martin
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Drought stricken crops.
  • Nature of science
Flash Drought with Andy Hoell
w/ Andy Hoell
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A drone flying over mountains.
  • Nature of science
Wildfires and Insects Kill Trees: with Mike Koontz
With Mike Koontz
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A billowing forest fire.
  • Nature of science
Wildfires & Crop Burning Smoke with Shuka Schwarz
with Joshua Schwarz
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A road destroyed by an earthquake.
  • Nature of science
Seismology with Mel Zhang
with Mel Zhang
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Hurricane over Gulf of Mexico
  • Nature of science
Hurricanes and Forecasting with Rosimar Rios-Berrios
with Rosimar Rios-Berrios
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Arctic tundra
  • Polar Science
Arctic Carbon Cycle with Aleya Kaushik
with Aleya Kaushik
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Dinosaurs looking at asteroid
  • Nature of science
Fossils: Earth's History & Dinosaur Extinction with Julio Sepúlveda
w/ Julio Sepúlveda
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A glacier moraine between mountains
  • Polar Science
Radar & Remote Sensing of Glaciers with Ryan Cassotto
with Ryan Cassotto
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Greenland boat and sea ice
  • Polar Science
Greenland and Ice Dynamics with Twila Moon
with Twila Moon
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Sea ice at sun rise
  • Polar Science
About Arctic Sea Ice with Walt Meier
w/ Walt Meier
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This ongoing webinar series aims to help middle school and high school teachers bring climate and energy topics into their classroom. The series of webinars is offered throughout the school year, and recorded versions are available anytime.

Screenshot of CLEAN Webinar
  • Climate and Weather
Teaching Climate and Energy with CLEAN
An ongoing webinar series for teachers in climate and energy topics
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HEART Force Kickoff: Engaging ALL Students in Student-Led Projects
  • Natural Hazards
  • Drought
  • Wildfire
Engaging ALL Students in Student-Led Projects
with Alison Boardman
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Teacher PD Series: Natural Hazards with Seth Arens
  • Natural Hazards
  • Drought
  • Wildfire
Teacher PD Series: Natural Hazards
with Seth Arens
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Natural Hazards and Social Emotional Wellbeing with Dr. Courtney Welton-Mitchell
  • Natural Hazards
Natural Hazards and Social Emotional Wellbeing
with Dr. Courtney Welton-Mitchell
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Teacher PD Series: Fall Natural Hazards with with Dr. Joseph Kerski
  • Natural Hazards
Teacher PD Series: Fall Natural Hazards
with Dr. Joseph Kerski
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COSEE Inquiry-Oriented Science Cover Photo. Image by Roger Mosley from Pixabay
  • Water and Oceans
Inquiry-Oriented Science
Module 1
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COSEE Oceans and the Earth’s Energy Balance Cover Photo. Image by Thomas Whitaker from Pixabay
  • Water and Oceans
Oceans and the Earth’s Energy Balance
Module 2
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COSEE Connecting Oceans, Energy, and Weather Cover Photo. Image by Dimitris Vetsikas from Pixabay
  • Water and Oceans
Connecting Oceans, Energy, and Weather
Module 3
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COSEE The Physical Basis of Weather: Part 1 Cover Photo. Image by 12222786 from Pixabay
  • Water and Oceans
The Physical Basis of Weather: Part 1
Module 4
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COSEE The Physical Basis of Weather – Part II Cover Photo. Image by jplenio from Pixabay
  • Water and Oceans
The Physical Basis of Weather – Part II
Module 5
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COSEE Climate Literacy and Misconceptions Cover Photo. Image by Renan Brun from Pixabay
  • Water and Oceans
Climate Literacy and Misconceptions
Module 6
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COSEE Atmospheric and Oceanic Impacts on Climate – Ocean Acidification Cover Photo. Image by David Mark from Pixabay
  • Water and Oceans
Atmospheric and Oceanic Impacts on Climate – Ocean Acidification
Module 7
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COSEE Bringing Ocean and Climate Inquiry to Inland Audiences Cover Photo. Image by Pexels from Pixabay
  • Water and Oceans
Bringing Ocean and Climate Inquiry to Inland Audiences
Module 8
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ESS Communication Tools Cover Photo. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
  • Nature of science
Communication Tools for Effective Outreach
Intentional Social Media and Sharing Stories
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ESS Usable Science Cover Photo. Image by Pexels from Pixabay
  • Nature of science
Usable Science
Making Research More Usable
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ESS Community Engagement Cover Photo. Image by Bob Dmyt from Pixabay 
  • Nature of science
Community Engagement
Bringing Science to the table - Stories, tips, and lessons-learned from working with communities
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ESS Community Dialogue Cover Photo. Image by Ronald Carreño from Pixabay
  • Nature of science
Community Dialogue
Uses and Practices of Community Dialogue in Geosciences and Environmental Sciences
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ESS Science is Culture Cover Photo. Image by felixioncool from Pixabay
  • Nature of science
Science is Culture
Understanding Power and Privilege in Community-Based Research
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Tornado
  • Climate and Weather
Serie La Ciencia-en-Casa: Meteorología
con Arelis M. Rivera-Giboyeaux
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Wooly mammoth
  • Climate and Weather
Serie La Ciencia-en-Casa: Paleoclimatología
con Lina Pérez Angel
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Extreme precipitation
  • Climate and Weather
  • Natural Hazards
Serie La Ciencia-en-Casa: Impactos de Precipitación Extrema Bajo La Superficie
con Claudia Corona
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Hurricane over Gulf of Mexico
  • Natural Hazards
  • Climate and Weather
  • Atmospheric Science
Serie La Ciencia-en-Casa: Huracanes
con Rosimar Rios-Berrios
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Grand Canyon Water
  • Water and Oceans
Water in the Western US MOOC
A self-paced, free, online course exploring water and climate in the western United States.
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Watch the webinars to learn firsthand from the experts about the fascinating microbes that live in the soil, air, water, and everywhere else that surround us. 

Screenshot of microbes webinar on youtube
  • Soil Science
  • Chemistry
Microbes and the Miracle of Compost Tea
What these mysterious microorganisms that make up the greatest amount of biodiversity on our planet?
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Screenshot of microbes webinar on youtube
  • Soil Science
  • Chemistry
Exploring Microbial Diversity in the Environment
How do we explore the microbial diversity found on us, in us, and all around us?
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Screenshot of microbes webinar on youtube
  • Soil Science
  • Chemistry
The Secret Life of Microbes In and Around Our Homes
How do microbes impact our lives and the world we live in?
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