Earth Day: Sea Level Rise—What It Is; Why It’s Happening;
Why It’s So Very, Very Dangerous; and What You Can Do About It
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 you can get up to
$5,000 for your school to mitigate its impacts.
Takeaways: Educators will: 1. explore a middle school–oriented classroom-ready multimedia module, and use data-driven NOAA websites that explain and visualize how climate change is causing sea levels to rise globally and impacting all U.S. coastal areas; 2. 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, and learn how they can integrate its inquiry-based resources into their classrooms today; and 3. learn about NOAA Planet Stewards, a Federal program that offers educators up to $5,000 to engage in hands-on stewardship activities to mitigate climate change and its impacts.
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