Climate Workshop and Webinars from CU’s Learn More About Climate Office of University Outreach

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Workshop:  Arctic Climate Connections

Plan to attend the next CIRES Education & Outreach Teacher Professional Development workshop. This new, data driven curriculum will focus on Arctic climate and how that climate affects our lives. The curriculum embraces the three-dimensional approach of the Next Generation Science Standards, with participants discussing the alignment and pedagogical approaches. The workshop will also feature a presentation by a CIRES scientist describing his work in the Arctic. A stipend and continuing education credit are available.  Saturday February 22, 2014 at 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at CU Boulder – For more information and registration, please click here.

Symposium: Natural Resource Industries and the Sustainability Challenge

People from different disciplines and backgrounds will discuss the specific challenges confronting efforts to operationalize sustainability in the context of natural resource industries.

The symposium will discuss the idea of sustainability and how it is taking shape in particular places and sectors; rigorously explore current efforts to re-organize certain business practices under the rubric of sustainability; and endeavor to identify practical, meaningful actions to deepen ongoing efforts to make sustainability a central tenet of our economic, social, and environmental future.

This event is hosted by The Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment and The Colorado Law Energy Innovation Initiative at CU-Boulder.  This will be held February 27 – 28, 2014 University of Colorado School Law School.  For more information and registration, please click here.

Upcoming Webinars Address Extreme Climate

The webinar series, Climate Conversations, continues with two upcoming live streaming events. On Wednesday,  March 5, 2014 from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., tune in as NOAA scientists Dr. Stephanie Herring and Dr. Martin P. Hoerling discuss extreme weather in the context of climate change.  Dr. Herring is with NOAA’s Climate Services and Monitoring Division. Meteorologist Martin P. Hoerling specializes in climate dynamics in NOAA’s Earth Systems Research Lab, and is Chairman of the US Climate Variability research program.  For more information and registration, please click here.

The Wednesday, April 16, 2014  webinar will feature Dr. Kevin E. Trenberth, a Distinguished Senior Scientist in the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Dr. Trenberth has been prominent in all aspects of climate variability and climate change research and is a leader in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessments and in the World Climate Research Programme.  For more information and registration, please click here.

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