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2019-2020 Professional Learning Opportunities


Mid-Winter Institute 2020: Investigating Climate Change with the International Ocean Discovery Program

Modern climate records only go back a few decades. To construct climate records that go back many thousands of years scientists use proxies such as the concentration of gasses trapped in ice or records of past life from ocean or lake sediments. During this two-day institute, we will work with scientists from the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) to analyze data from ice, sediments, and other proxies to learn how paleoclimate records are constructed. These activities will provide a foundation for discussing present-day climate change with your students. Grade 6-12 teachers.


The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is an international marine research collaboration among two dozen nations that explores Earth’s history by drilling and recovering samples of ocean sediments and rocks. By studying these samples, scientists can learn about diverse topics such as climate change, sea level, geohazards (e.g., earthquakes and tsunamis), tectonics, microbiology, and many other issues of both scientific and societal relevance, advancing scientific understanding of Earth.


Participants will be awarded 12 hours of CTLE credit. This workshop is offered at no cost to participants and includes breakfast, lunch and relevant resources. We are a CTLE Certified provider and participants that complete the workshop will receive a certificate of attendance. 

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

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Grade Level:
Educator, Middle School, High School

Dates & Times:
February 18, 2020 - February 19, 2020

Educator, Middle School, High School

February 18, 2020 - February 19, 2020