Climate change summits are excellent ways to exponentially disseminate the latest climate change research. Climate change summits act as high interest professional growth opportunities for educators and provide high value audiences for practicing scientists. Three to four climate scientists can deliver a consistent message detailing the latest research to hundreds of educators. Educators in turn can use the information presented to develop exciting curriculum to educate and motivate thousands of students. Examples of successful events such as the 2008 Global Warming Summit presented at Fermilab, and the 2010 Crisis in the Cryosphere Summit at Oak Park and River Forest High School will be provided. Over 600 educators from the central U.S. attended the 2008 Global Warming Summit at Fermilab. Helpful hints and step-by-step guidelines for the development and implementation of these types of events will be presented. Educators attending will be encouraged to use the presented resources to plan and present a climate change summit in their own region.
Conference / workshop / meeting - scientific
Oak Park and River Forest High School
ANDRILL, Oak Park and River Forest High
Oslo Science Conference