C2S2 logoDo you recognize an urgency to understand the evidence being observed in changing worldwide Earth systems? Do you need exciting, quality resources to teach climate science and environmental literacy? Then, this is the workshop for you!

On Sept. 24th 2011 (12:30-4:30 pm) we will be hosting a free educator workshop called, "C2S2: Climate Change," based on the ANDRILL (ANtarctic geological DRILLing research project) Flexhibit materials for the classroom and out-of-school time settings. This workshop is funded through a partnership with VBI, 4-H, ANDRILL and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Those who attend the first workshop will gain insight into climate science and experience with the Antarctica's Climate Secrets materials. They will leave with 5 posters and a DVD which includes videos and a 200+ page activity book of hands-on activities based on the 5 themes. These classroom materials were created with funding from the National Science Foundation (http://www.nsf.gov/).

Attendees at Workshop 1 will guarantee an invitation to apply for Workshop 2 in the C2S2: Climate Change Student Summit series (Nov. 5th, 2011, 10:30-5:00 pm) where educators will earn a stipend and CEU credits. At this workshop, educators will receive the Environmental Literacy with a Focus on Climate Change (ELF) materials, a comprehensive set of activities based on an Earth systems approach to teaching climate change. These materials were developed through funding by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Educators will have the opportunity to increase their own background knowledge about climate science and environmental literacy through interactions with scientists.

On March 3rd, C2S2 educators will bring students to a Summit where they will work with scientists and interact with other students from around the world through video conferencing.

The materials and activities presented in the workshop have successfully been used in grades K-12 even though they were specifically designed for grades 5-8. The materials can be used in cross-curricular activities and can relate to SOL's in geography, math, science, and English. All teachers, 4-H agents and informal educators are welcome to attend.

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2011 Flyer (PDF)

The facility host of this year's program is the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech

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