MEET THE SCIENTISTS:
CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH, EDUCATION
Thursday, October 6, 2005 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
University of Rhode Island,
Coastal Institute Auditorium,
“Meet the Scientists”
is sponsored by the
New England Science Center Collaborative (www.nescc.info/)
with cooperation from
Clean Air-Cool Planet (www.cleanair-coolplanet.org/)
and the New England Aquarium (www.newenglandaquarium.org)
This program is intended for grade 7-12 teachers, informal
and museum educators, environmental education and policy organization
members, and the university community.
Regional Issues and Policies related to Climate Change
Dr. W. Michael
Sullivan, Director, Rhode Island Department of
Environmental Management, was appointed to Governor Donald L.
Carcieri’s cabinet on April 8, 2005. As Director of Rhode Island’s
DEM, Sullivan oversees a broad range of environmental programs, ranging
from permitting and enforcement to fish and wildlife, agriculture,
forestry, open space preservation, and management of the state's parks
and beaches. Dr. Sullivan is a Professor of Plant Sciences at the
University of Rhode Island, where he has taught since 1981.
|CLASSROOM ENCOUNTERS WITH GLOBAL CHANGE SCIENTISTS
Rita Chang, Wellesley High School, Wellesley Massachusetts
is an earth science teacher who produced
a four-part film series featuring world class scientists meeting ninth graders in a classroom
setting to discuss global change. She teamed up with director and film editor, Alan
Paleoclimatic Evolution of
the High Arctic --
a presentation on long-term climate change in the Arctic
John Farrell, Associate Dean of, URI Graduate School of Oceanography
will present preliminary scientific results from a pioneering expedition
to recover the first deep cores of sediment from beneath the drifting
sea ice in the Arctic Ocean near the North Pole. These sediments reveal
the geological history of climate and ocean change spanning back over
60 million years. Unlike today, the Arctic was once a warm, ice-free,
biologically productive basin. The transition from this "greenhouse
world" to an "icehouse world" will be discussed, as
will the logistics and operations of the expedition.
Observations of Ozone using Balloon-borne
Former Associate Dean, Professor of
Oceanography, Graduate School of Oceanography,
University of Rhode Island, uses meteorological techniques to study
the long-range transport and impacts of materials in the atmosphere.
Ozone is a greenhouse gas and also an important secondary pollutant,
a widely known indicator of inadvertent environmental change in regard
to the Antarctic ozone hole. Ozone vertical profiles made at Narragansett
tell us about pollution and natural sources of ozone, and how this
relates to the circulation of the atmosphere.
5 hrs. Certificate
of Participation available
Deadline: Oct 2, 2005. Advance registration required.
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