NOAA Climate Resource for Teachers


From: Jan Wee <jwee@mail.arc.nasa.gov>
Subject: NOAA Climate Resource for Teachers
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 05:44:20 -0500


Dear discuss-lfm members,

Janet Cook, PTK Advocate from Colorado, shared this resource
and it looks like a good one to pass along to all, especially
given the focus on the Weather Watchers activity that is
ongoing through November!

Thanks, Janet!!

Jan Wee, discuss-lfm moderator
Live From Mars




Subject: NOAA Press Release for Teachers
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>                NOAA RELEASES OUR CHANGING CLIMATE,
>            AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL ON GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
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>  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a new
>educational tool today, Our Changing Climate, a publication designed to
>raise the level of public awareness on issues dealing with global
>environmental change.
>
>  "The public is becoming increasingly aware of climate issues and people
>are interested in understanding how these issues will affect their lives,"
>said D. James Baker, NOAA administrator.  "This new publication serves as
>an important tool to educate the public on a topic of rising concern."
>
>  More than 400,000 copies of Our Changing Climate will be shared with
>science teachers, educators and libraries through a collaborative effort of
>NOAA's Office of Global Programs and the University Corporation for
>Atmospheric Research's Office for Science Support.  University of
>Washington professor Dennis Hartmann is the primary author of the
>publication.
>
>  Through the use of vividly colored graphics and input from the
>scientific community, Our Changing Climate discusses historical events
>attributed to climate such as the American Ice Age, the Dust Bowl of the
>1930s, and phenomena such as the Greenhouse Effect.  The publication also
>discusses socio-economic impacts that result from climate patterns such as
>El NiZo, where abnormal temperature and precipitation patterns result in
>flooding or drought.
>
>  Our Changing Climate is the fourth publication in the award-winning
series
>"Reports to the Nation on Our Changing Planet."
>
>Note: A "class set" of up to 30 publications is available
> to teachers who make a request on their school letterhead
> to the UCAR, Joint Office for Science Support, P.O. Box 3000,
> Boulder, CO 80307-3000; (303) 497-8666; fax (303) 497-8633;
> e-mail: rtn@joss.ucar.edu.   Once such a request is made,
> the teachers' names are added to the mailing list and they
> automatically receive future publications.  The publication
> also is available on the worldwide web at:
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> http://www.ogp.noaa.gov/OGPFront/Edoutrch.html
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> ______________________________________________________________________
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>|   Prof. Perry J. Samson           |   Director,                      |
>|   Department of Atmospheric,      |     Laboratory for Atmospheric   |
>|     Oceanic and Space Sciences    |     Science & Environmental Res. |
>|   1539 Space Research Building    |   313-763-6213  [office]         |
>|   University of Michigan          |   313-763-5376  [fax]            |
>|   Ann Arbor, Michigan  48109-2143 |   samson@umich.edu               |
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>|                 Oct. 6-31, 1997:     HURRICANES'97                   |
>|            Feb.2 - Mar.27, 1998:     KIDS AS GLOBAL SCIENTISTS'98    |
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