2014 AAAS Symposium - “Santa’s Revenge: The Impacts of Arctic Warming on the Mid-Latitudes” - February 15, 2014
The symposium will examine high-latitude changes causally linked to mid-latitude weather, and the effect of these complex phenomena on freshwater resources, food availability, and national security. This event is spearheaded by the U.S. National Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics, and co-sponsored by the U.S. National Committees for INQUA, Soil Sciences, and Geological Sciences. More details can be found on the event page.
Teaching Climate Change Workshops
This series of workshops has been sponsored by the USNC/INQUA, the American Quaternary Association, and On the Cutting Edge, a professional development program for current and future geoscience faculty. These workshops have been held in conjunction with the AMQUA Biennial Meeting. Information and the materials used at the most recent workshops can be seen below.
Teaching Climate Change using Large Lakes
This June 2012 workshop introduced participants to an array of data that can be gathered from large lakes and used to study past climates and predict future climate changes. The workshop provided hands-on opportunities to examine cores and historic images and use public-domain databases to develop classroom teaching exercises. It also included an optional field trip that combined a tour of working core and research labs with a cruise on Lake Superior on the research vessel Blue Heron. Read the workshop overview | View the workshop program
- Steve Colman, University of Minnesota Duluth
- Karin Kirk, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
- Rolfe Mandel, University of Kansas
- Alison Smith, Kent State University
USNC/INQUA Vice Chair
- Ester Sztein, Board on International Scientific Organizations, National Academy of Sciences
- Katryn Wiese, Department of Earth Sciences, City College of San Francisco
- Greg Wiles, The College of Wooster
Teaching Climate Change from the Geological Record
This August 2010 workshop introduced participants to a variety of paleoclimate records and examined how they are collected, analyzed, and interpreted. The workshop provided hands-on opportunities to examine fossils and use public-domain databases to develop classroom teaching exercises. Read the workshop overview | View the workshop program
Past USNC/INQUA and Related Events
INQUA Early Career Researcher Inter-Congress Meeting, Wollongong University, New South Wales, Australia, December 2nd – 6th, 2013
This meeting provided an avenue for MSc/PhD candidates, Post-Doctoral Researchers, and research-active academics in the early stage of their careers (within 5 years of obtaining their PhD) to attend valuable workshops designed to assist ECRs with career development, to present their science, and to gain invaluable mentoring from more senior scientists.
American Quaternary Association (AMQUA) Biennial Meeting, Duluth, Minnesota, June 21-24, 2012
XVIII INQUA Congress, Bern, Switzerland, July 20-27, 2011