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An Evening for Educators with Dr. Jerry McManus: “Sun and Earth: Cycles and Abrupt Shifts in Past Climate”

Part of Educators' Evenings



Join us for a special evening for educators with Dr. Jerry McManus, Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, for a conversation about climate cycles and shifts.

 As a paleoceanographer, Dr. McManus’ research uses deep-sea sediments to reconstruct past changes in the Earth¹s climate and the large-scale ocean circulation, with a special focus on the role that the ocean plays in abrupt climate change. He has spent nearly a year of his life at sea and is involved in research projects in a number of far-flung locales, from the  Weddell Sea to the Chilean and Brazilian margins, across the tropical and north Pacific, and including the far north Atlantic and the central Arctic Ocean. 

The evening will also include an opportunity to learn about the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP), an international marine research collaboration among 26 nations dedicated to advancing scientific understanding of Earth. Resource table facilitators will share classroom activities and professional development opportunities for teachers both on the ship the JOIDES Resolution and on land.  Award-winning children’s book author Kevin Kurtz, who has written several books about exploration of the deep sea, will also showcase his work.



5:00 - 5:30p.m.      Check-in and resource tables

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.     Scientific Presentation:“Sun and Earth:Cycles and Abrupt Shifts in Past Climate”
                              Dr. Jerry McManus, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.   Reception and Resource Tables




Support for the Gottesman Center for Science Teaching and Learning is provided in part by
The Carnegie Corporation of New York.


This program is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation.