Upcoming Webinars on Climate Change Teaching

Hi Folks,

This Friday kicks off our new webinar series for teaching climate change and energy. We have 8 slots open in this webinar, so please join us!
The title of the talk is: Can Carbon Capture and Storage Clean up Fossil Fuels? It will be presented by Geoff Thyne of the University of Wyoming.

The webinar will take place at 10:00 am Pacific | 11:00 am Mountain | 12:00 pm Central | 1:00 pm Eastern and will last for one hour.

For more information and to register, please see http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/climatechange/webinar/nov.html

All the details about the webinar series are below. Please forward this note to interested colleagues.

thanks,
Karin Kirk – Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College

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On the Cutting Edge’s new Climate and Energy Webinar and Book Club Series is launching Friday November 12 with a 1-hr online webinar on

Can Carbon Capture and Storage Clean up Fossil Fuels?

presented by Geoff Thyne of the University of Wyoming.
(10:00 am Pacific | 11:00 am Mountain | 12:00 pm Central | 1:00 pm Eastern)

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) involves capturing carbon dioxide from industrial processes, compressing the gas and injecting it into geologic reservoirs for long term storage and isolation from the atmosphere. Dr. Thyne has a background in geochemistry, petroleum geology, and hydrogeology and is a senior research scientist at the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute, which resides in the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming.

Webinar goal: Assist educators of climate and energy science in better understanding the challenges and potential of CSS to offset global carbon emissions and in developing ideas for how to incorporate these concepts into classroom learning.
Format: Approximately 30 minutes of presentation followed by 30 minutes of discussion and Q&A.
Registration info: 20 participants maximum. There is no registration fee, but registration is required to save a space (and because of limited space, be sure you can commit before registering). Registration closes when the spaces fill or by Friday November 5, whichever comes first.
Web page and registration: http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/climatechange/webinar/nov.html

The second event in our Climate and Energy Webinar and Book Club Series is an online book discussion on Friday, December 10.

Book: Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air, 2009, David MacKay.

(10:00 am Pacific | 11:00 am Mountain | 12:00 pm Central | 1:00 pm Eastern)
Publisher’s book description: “In case study format, this informative reference answers questions surrounding nuclear energy, the potential of sustainable fossil fuels, and the possibilities of sharing renewable power with foreign countries. While underlining the difficulty of minimizing consumption, the tone remains positive as it debunks misinformation and clearly explains the calculations of expenditure per person to encourage people to make individual changes that will benefit the world at large.”
Book club goal: Assist educators of climate and energy science in quantifying sustainable energy alternatives and sharing ideas for in-class activities that will demonstrate to our students the relevancy of this issue in their lives and the roles they can play.
Format: 1 hour of interactive discussion of the themes of the book and sharing of creative strategies for better engaging our students with these topics.
Registration info: 10 participants maximum. There is no registration fee, but registration is required to save a space (and because of limited space, be sure you can commit before registering). Registration closes when the spaces fill or by Friday December 3, whichever comes first.
Web page and registration: http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/climatechange/webinar/dec.html

The Climate and Energy Webinar and Book Club Series is a new On the Cutting Edge series that consists of alternating webinars and book club discussions delving into emerging topics in climate change and energy. These issues are evolving quickly and are constantly in the news, which is why our students find them to be relevant and interesting. On the other hand, keeping ourselves up to date becomes challenging. This monthly series will explore the science of energy and climate, along with promising teaching approaches for these topics. Each month we will alternate between a 1-hr webinar or a 1-hr book club discussion per the descriptions above.
Webpage for series: http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/climatechange/webinar/index.html

Please visit our website to register for and learn more about our upcoming events. We hope you’ll join us!

Series Conveners
Karin Kirk, Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Jimm Myers, University of Wyoming
Katryn Wiese, City College of San Francisco

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