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USF to host Weather and Climate Education Workshop for teachers

TAMPA, Fla. -- The University of South Florida is pairing up with the West Central Florida Chapter of the American Meteorological Society to host a major educational outreach workshop at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at the Instructional Services Center in Tampa in room 101.

About 60 Hillsborough County schoolteachers are expected to attend the Weather and Climate Education Workshop, said Jennifer Collins, an associate professor in the environmental science and policy program at USF.

“Given extreme weather of 2011 and continued climate change, this workshop will be very fitting to help teachers improve weather and climate education,” Collins said.

The workshop will feature weather educators and published authors H. Michael Mogil and Barbara G. Levine. These two weather experts will engage attendees in hands-on, mind-on activities that they can take right back to their classroom. Most activities involve easy-to-access materials that exist at school or home.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the Coastal Areas Climate Change Education Partnership, which is funded by a National Science Foundation grant obtained by Jeffrey Ryan, Ph.D. and Allan Feldman, Ph.D. of USF.


Filed under:Arts and Sciences Geography, Environment, and Planning    
Author: D'Anna Fiorelli