Looking Back to the Future: Using Paleoclimate Data to Understand Antarctica's Ice Sheets
Class Dates: 3 March - 20 March 2015
Class Webinar: 4 March 2015, 0300 GMT/UTC // 3 March 2015, 10:00PM EST. This webinar has passed. Please view the archive below.
Researcher/Educator Presentation Team:
Dr. Cliff Atkins and Ms. Betty Trummel
This course will examine how geological records of past polar climate can inform our understaning of what may happen to ice sheets in the future. Dr. Cliff Atkins will describe how geologists interpret paleoclimate from drill cores and rocky outcrops offering tips on how to effectively communicate complex science in a simple way to engage and inspire a wide range of students. He will use examples from various Antarctic research experiences, including the Cape Roberts and ANDRILL projects that he worked on with Betty Trummel.
Betty will discuss her teaching techniques that challenge students' perception of scientists and describe key teaching strategies and resources including hands-on classroom activities and ANDRILL Flexhibit tools that engage students and provide a positive learning experience.