Exploring Climate Connections
Date: 04/09/11 9:00 am - 04/09/11 12:00 pm
Location: University of Colorado

COSEE West - Colorado Collaborative presents this teacher professional development course for spring and fall 2011 on Exploring Climate Connections Between the Global Oceans and Colorado's Weather, Ecosystems & Economy.

Teachers can attend these workshops via videoconferencing. Please contact Lesley Smith if you are interested in participating via videoconference for the two spring sessions. Participation is limited to 25 middle and high school teachers who wish to teach about the connections between the global oceans, weather, climate and the local economy. You will also make connections to five Southern California teachers, who will be participating in our exchange program.

Application deadline: Monday, March 21, 2011 at 5:00 pm. Information and application are available online.

This year’s focus will be Water in The West, and we will explore the link between the global oceans and water resources in the Western U.S. Colorado’s State Climatologist, along with members of the Western Water Assessment and CU’s law school, will be featured speakers.

  • Scientists will present talks on their cutting edge research
  • Lessons that can be used in the classroom will be tied to the themes (both in science and computer labs)
  • The nature and process of science will be explored

Participants will be paid a $250 stipend upon completion of the full course. Graduate credit will be available through the University of Colorado and paid for by participants ($60/credit). Two semester hours of credit will be awarded and one additional credit can be earned during 2011/2012 for completion of classroom materials.
For those traveling greater than 60 miles one way, room and board will be provided at no cost. Participants will share rooms.

Colorado teachers can apply for the teacher exchange program to attend COSEE West’s Ocean Observatories Workshop August 1-5, 2011. All travel expenses are covered. Click here for more information.
Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Contact Name: Lesley Smith, Program Director
Contact Phone: (303) 735-1750
Contact Email:

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