Climate Change in Your Backyard:
1-day Educator Workshop
Thursday, May 13, 2010
What can YOU do about climate change?
Aim of the Workshop
To equip you with the knowledge, plans and support you need to play an active role in teaching climate change-related issues in your classroom, school, and community.
This unique Fellowship enables you to:
- Participate in a one-day climate change workshop at the North America Regional Climate Center, based at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, MD.
- Learn directly from leading climate scientists about a groundbreaking research program in the Chesapeake Bay region.
- Become empowered to engage students and community members by your newfound knowledge of climate change.
- Learn how to transfer that knowledge into action within your classroom, school, and community.
Climate Change in your Backyard is a full-day program that will engage you in a range of climate-change related learning activities. In the morning, you will receive presentations from scientists and Earthwatch staff on the science and socio-economics of Climate Change. After lunch, we’ll take to the woods with our science team to learn more about the research being conducted at the North America Regional Climate Center. Before dinner, the team will work as a group to discuss and plan how you can bring climate change lessons into your classroom. Click here for the program schedule.
This program is aligned with Maryland Professional Development Standards for Content Knowledge, Collaboration, and Design and Teacher Learning. The topics and activities in the Climate Change in your Backyard workshop addresses the Maryland Voluntary State Curriculum Standards for Science: Content Goals 1, 2, and 6.
All participants will receive a packet of lesson plans and community activities authored by previous Earthwatch fellows.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
All current, in-service 6-12 classroom educators in Anne Arundel, Prince George’s, Baltimore City, and Calvert counties are eligible to apply.
The strongest candidates for an Earthwatch Educator Fellowship are passionate about teaching, excited about making a difference with their time and talents, and committed to engaging their communities using their newfound knowledge, passion, and energy.
No prior field research or training experience is necessary, and you don’t have to be a science educator; climate change affects all of us, and we all need to be a part of the solution.
HSBC sponsors this program as part of the HSBC Climate Partnership (see details below). All program costs, including lunch and dinner, will be provided.
By the end of this unique Earthwatch program, your team will be local small local network, and you will become a member of the Earthwatch Educator network of over 8000 teachers across the country. Climate Change in your Backyard will equip you with knowledge and support you will need to play an active role in championing climate change-related issues within your community.
How to Apply
Complete the electronic application to be considered for an Earthwatch Educator Fellowship. Adobe reader software (available free from adobe.com) is required to complete the electronic application. Detailed instructions are included in the application form. Apply today!
Applications must be received by March 26, 2010.
Download the Brochure (Pdf)
Download the Flyer to post at your school (Pdf)
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The HSBC Climate Partnership is a $100 million, five-year program that brings together HSBC, The Climate Group, Earthwatch Institute, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and WWF to tackle the urgent threat of climate change on people, water, forests and cities.