This winter the NOAA Environmental Science Training Center and our partners are offering two professional development workshops for environmental educators in the Chesapeake Bay region.
Virginia Weather and Climate Workshop Series
The Virginia Weather and Climate Workshop Series will bring together weather and climate science professionals as well as educators to support a deeper understanding of weather and climate in the region and the many ways it influences our personal and professional lives. During this workshop series, participants will explore weather in the Chesapeake region, consider the scientific underpinnings of our knowledge of weather and climate, and discuss emerging science exploring how weather and climate affect living resources throughout the watershed. A central theme of this workshop series will be to demonstrate ways in which weather and climate topics can be applied to education programming in the region.
Session 1: Weather Ready Hampton Roads - January 27-28 at Nauticus in Norfolk, VA. (More info./Register)
Session 2: Climate Change in Virginia - February 24 at VIMS in Glocester Pt., VA. (More info./Register)
Citizen Science Workshop Series
Join colleagues to learn about citizen science and explore ideas for incorporating citizen science into environmental education programming in the region. This two-part workshop will bring experts in the field of citizen science together with educators from the Chesapeake Bay region to explore both the history and future of citizen science, showcase and provide training in existing citizen science programs, and discuss the merits of, and approaches to, applying citizen science in an education context.
Session 1: Citizen Science: Yesterday; Today and Tomorrow - January 22 at ESTC in Oxford, MD. (More info./Register)