Join UCAR Center for Science Education educators and the teachers we work with at the Colorado Science Conference for Professional Development, November 16, 2012 at the Denver Merchandise Mart. We'll be highlighting how weather and climate science from the National Center for Atmospheric Research can make its way into secondary education.
If you are an educator at the conference, stop by our booth in the exhibits hall and peruse resources for climate and weather education.
We hope you'll also enjoy a climate workshop called “How do we know what we know?” from 9:10-10:05 am. The workshop will be presented by middle and high school science teachers who developed curriculum and activities as part of a residency at NCAR with the RETI program. Or try our workshop "Hands-on Activities for Understanding Weather and Climate" at 9:10 presented by educators from the Center and Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks and with a focus on middle school science.
According to their website, the mission of the Colorado Science Conference for Professional Development is:
"...to provide professional development opportunities that strengthen science content and pedagogy, provide access to educational resources, and help build strong, professional networks that support the great work of science teachers across our state."
We are noticing that there are lots of other weather and climate education sections at the conference too. For instance, our friends at CoCoRaHS will be sharing ways to get students involved with weather science. It's exciting that Colorado educators are interested in weather and climate education!
It's all happening November 16th at the Colorado Science Conference!