Feb. 09, 2012
This is a feature from the NASA/JPL Education Office.
Greenhouse Gases and Their Roles on Earth
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Target audience: Formal and informal educators teaching grades 6 through 12
Location: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Von Karman Auditorium, Pasadena, Calif.
Overview: Greenhouse gases are both naturally occurring and man-made gases that trap heat in Earth's atmosphere and play a vital role in maintaining a habitable climate. However, human activity is quickly increasing the concentration of these gases on Earth and causing concern about the future of our planet. This educator workshop will examine the role of greenhouse gases in our complex global system, and explore the ways that media delivers science content and discusses climate change.
The workshop is open to formal and informal educators teaching grades 6 through 12 and will include a group discussion, science presentations and a hands-on activity/discussion on the media's portrayal of science and climate change. Teachers will receive a certificate for continuing education hours.
Register by February 28, 2012 to attend! A $30 registration fee includes continental breakfast and a box lunch.
For more information, directions and to register visit: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/index.cfm?page=318