DUST PIRE: Exploring Atmospheric Dust and Climate

Principal Investigators: Becca Hatheway, Lisa Gardiner
Funder: NSF PIRE via the University of Rochester

Short Summary:

UCAR Center for Science Education is working with scientists from several U.S. universities, led by a team from the University of Rochester, to develop educational resources about the carbon cycle and related processes happening in Central Asia and the Pacific Ocean that influence climate change. To be used at public science events and in museums around the country, these materials will include a board game, a hands-on activity exploring dust and other sediments, a map activity, and interpretive materials that will accompany Science On a Sphere® (SOS) visualizations of dust transport in the atmosphere. These new resources will be complete and made available on the SciEd website in Spring 2022.