(Apply by June 8; Aug. 6-10, Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, N.C.)
Elizabeth City State University has joined with the University of New Hampshire under the NASA Innovations in Climate Education (NICE) Program to empower faculty of education programs at Minority Serving Institutions to better engage their pre-service teachers in teaching and learning about global climate change through the use of NASA Earth observations sets. The workshops will provide the faculty with approaches to understand climate change and its impacts on terrestrials and ocean ecosystems. Faculty will conduct field work that emphasized place-based pedagogy. They will work with an ecological model in STELLA that utilizes authentic inputs from historical and future climate scenario parameters, with NASA satellite imagery data from the MODIS and SeaWiFS sensors, and have a discussion of the challenges and approaches to integrating all or some of the lessons into their courses. Faculty will receive travel support and at $500 stipend. For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/Kg2m5B.