This session engages participants in the exploration of
middle school–oriented, classroom-ready, interactive, online, data-driven,
three-dimensional activities and visualizations that present how sea level rise
is caused by climate change, how NOAA monitors and measures these changes, how
U.S. coastal regions are dangerously impacted by it, and how teachers can get up
to $5000 for their school to mitigate its impacts.
1. Educators will explore a middle school oriented classroom-ready multimedia module, and use data-driven NOAA websites which explain and visualize how climate change is causing sea levels to rise globally, impacting all U.S. coastal areas, and straining community resiliency.
2. Educators will explore NOAA’s classroom-ready, Data in the Classroom modules: Investigating Sea Level Using Real Data, and learn how their students can use data from NOAA’s satellites and coastal stations, to do the analysis to see sea level changing, to understand the impacts on communities, and to learn how they can integrate its inquiry based resources into their classrooms today.
3. Educators will learn about NOAA Planet Stewards, a Federal program which offers educators up to $5000 to engage in hands-on stewardship activities to mitigate climate change and its impacts in their communities.
Bruce Moravchik (NOAA National Ocean Service: Silver Spring, MD)