CLEAN Interactive Webinars for Secondary Level Educators

Life on Earth depends on, is shaped by, and affects climate

November 15, 2011

by Juliette Rooney-Varga, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
and Candace Dunlap, TERC, Cambridge, MA

Contributing CLEAN Partners: Inspiring Climate Education Excellence (ICEE) and EarthLabs

Life on Earth webinar 3 recording (MP4 Video 172.2MB Dec8 11)
This interactive webinar is designed to help secondary school teachers teach climate science. The content focus of this session is the biosphere as a major driver of the global carbon cycle and how changes in the carbon cycle impact ecosystems, which is part of Principle 3 of the Climate Literacy Principles.
Note: This webinar has already taken place.
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from the University of Waikato, NZ

Goal - To highlight the big ideas in understanding how organisms and ecosystems interact with the climate system, and to identify resources from the CLEAN collection that teachers can use to teach these ideas

Time - 4-6 pm Pacific | 5-7 pm Mountain | 6-8 pm Central | 7-9 pm Eastern

Duration - 2 hours

Format - Blackboard Collaborate platform (note: headsets with mics are required)

Registration - (Note: Registration is now closed)There is no registration fee, but registration is required to save a space. Because space is limited to 15, please be sure you can commit before registering. Registration closes when the spaces fill or one week before the webinar, whichever comes first.

Contact - For questions contact Marian Grogan at TERC (marian_grogan AT

About the Speakers:

Dr. Rooney-Varga, a microbiologist, is Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and Director of UMass Lowell's Climate Change Initiative.

Ms. Dunlap is a curriculum writer and professional developer at TERC, with a 28 year background teaching high school biology.

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