This course will look at the effects of climate change on Arctic tundra and how a warming Arctic will impact global climate. We will discuss the role of permafrost in global carbon cycling, and explore the movement of carbon dioxide between tundra ecosystems and the atmosphere as it is taken up through photosynthesis and released into the atmosphere through respiration. We will focus on how climate change is affecting these carbon cycle processes and how the carbon balance of the Arctic will change in the future.
Certificates of professional development hours will be issued to all participants who complete the following requirements:
Participate in online discussion and assignments to be completed by: 30 April 2018
All classes in the Master Class Series have two goals and are aimed at a dual audience:
For educators: building scientific background knowledge and sharing activities to transfer the content to their classrooms.
For researchers: a specific communication technique or strategy will be modeled and discussed throughout the presentation.
The purpose of this online professional development class is to provide you with resources and tools to increase your knowledge and skills as a science communicator. This class addresses science and outreach content in context of the Polar Regions, and conects you to the PEI network of researchers and teachers.
Online Class Forum: This class will utilize web-based delivery. Instruction and interaction will be established in the Master Class Google Community
Webinars: There will be one webinar (web seminar) using the online platform, Go-To-Webinar (provided by our sponsor CLiC). Information will be sent to participants regarding this system. This class series includes webinars with expert scientists and experienced educators, online discussion, and evaluation.
Evaluation: As part of the course development, participants will take part in a pre- and post-survey.
This is a web-based course built for your personal and professional growth. To get the most from the class, participants should participate in webinars and discussions. If participation is not possible, archives will be accessible so that participants can watch/listen on their own time.