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Upcoming Activities and Events

Teaching Climate Change using Large Lakes
The 2012 teaching climate workshop was held June 19-20th in conjunction with the AMQUA Biennial Meeting. Co-sponsored by the USNC/INQUA, this workshop will introduce 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 will provide hands-on opportunities to examine cores and historic images and use public-domain databases to develop classroom teaching exercises. It will also include an optional field trip that combines 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.

Workshop Conveners

  • Steve Colman, University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Karin Kirk, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
  • Rolfe Mandel, University of Kansas
    USNC/INQUA Chair
  • 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
    USNC/INQUA member