Workshops and Webinars

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.

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  • 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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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 diagram of geomagnetic lines radiating from a transected globe.
  • Geomagnetism
Science@Home: Geomagnetism
with Rick Saltus, Manoj Nair, and Neesha Schnepf
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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
  • Climate and Weather
Science@Home: The Greenland Ice Sheet
with Lincoln Pitcher
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A beautiful and remote, white sand beach with a rocky outcrop framed by a tree.
  • Water and Oceans
  • Climate and Weather
  • Atmospheric Science
Science@Home: Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions (Amphibious Science)
with Elizabeth Thompson
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A spherical model of the globe showing a strong polar vortex wind pattern.
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Climate and Weather
Science@Home: Polar Vortex
with Amy Butler
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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
Science@Home: Antarctica (in the palm of your hand)
with Ted Scambos
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Whispy swirling clouds over a body of water ringed with mountains.
  • Water and Oceans
  • Biology and Ecosystems
Science@Home: Precipitation
with Janice Bytheway
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Two scientists stand on a rocky outcrop looking over a field of snow ringed with mountains.
  • Biology and Ecosystems
  • Polar Science
  • Soil Science
Science@Home: Microbes in Antarctica
with Noah Fierer
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A satellite image of New Guinea.
  • Climate and Weather
  • Geology
Science@Home: New Guinea - When Did It Form and How It Impacts Climate
with Peter Martin
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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.
  • Climate and Weather
Science@Home: Catastrophic Glacier Collapse
with Mylène Jacquemart
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Sea ice at sun rise
  • Water and Oceans
  • Polar Science
Science@Home: Sea Ice (What it is and why we study it)
w/ Walt Meier
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A scientist flies a drone over the arctic sea ice.
  • Polar Science
Science@Home: Videographer on Ice
with Lianna Nixon
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Green algal ponds in a coal quarry.
  • Policy
Science@Home: Environmental Economics in a Polarized World
w/ Matt Burgess
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Greenland boat and sea ice
  • Water and Oceans
  • Polar Science
Science@Home: Greenland and Ice Dynamics
with Twila Moon
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A glacier moraine between mountains
  • Polar Science
Science@Home: Glaciers
with Ryan Cassotto
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Dinosaurs looking at asteroid
  • Climate and Weather
  • Chemistry
  • Biology and Ecosystems
Science@Home: Hidden Secrets of Fossil Molecules
w/ Julio Sepúlveda
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Arctic tundra
  • Climate and Weather
Science@Home: Arctic Carbon Cycle
with Aleya Kaushik
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Hurricane over Gulf of Mexico
  • Climate and Weather
  • Natural Hazards
Science@Home: Hurricanes and Forecasting
with Rosimar Rios-Berrios
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A road destroyed by an earthquake.
  • Natural Hazards
  • Geology
Science@Home: Seismology: What It Is and How I Got Into It
with Mel Zhang
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Drought stricken crops.
  • Natural Hazards
  • Climate and Weather
Science@Home: Flash Drought
w/ Andy Hoell
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A billowing forest fire.
  • Wildfire
  • Atmospheric Science
Science@Home: Fires! Smoke! Airplanes! Action!
with Joshua Schwarz
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A drone flying over mountains.
  • Wildfire
Science@Home: Understanding Where Wildfires and Insects Kill Trees
With Mike Koontz
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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. 

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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