The Climate Change and Human Health Project from the Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology (IAGT) and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) is designed to provide educators with resources to engage high school students in critical thinking about climate change and its potential impact on human health across the planet. Activities developed for this project all use an interactive geospatial globe called CHANGE Viewer, to view and access climate- and human-related datasets. Using geospatial visualization tools in the classroom offers experiences that provide a deeper understanding of the impacts of global climate change on humans. Change Viewer allows users to examine climate data at a global scale and zoom down to any location on the Earth’s surface.
Online CHANGE viewer workshops for educators will be provided on Tuesday, 13 August and Thursday, 15 August 2013 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm EDT. Register here
U.S. participants accepted to the Online Workshop that complete the following expectations after the workshop may receive a $50 stipend:
• Use at least one activity in their classroom.
• Participate in Post-Teaching Reflective Analysis after using activities.
• Provide feedback from student participation.
Applications are due on 2 August 2013. Notification of acceptance will be before 6 August 2013.