Republican Journal advances climate, weather workshop series for teachers

The Republican Journal reported the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast will offer a series of three professional development workshops on using data to teach about climate and weather. The sessions will be held 4–6 p.m. Oct. 11, Oct. 26 and Nov. 16. The series will be of special interest to middle and high school science, math and social science teachers who seek to engage students in an evidence-based understanding of Earth’s climate system. The sessions will use data from NOAA, the UMaine Climate Change Institute, and other sources, combined with teaching strategies and technology to support students’ ability to explore, and interpret weather and climate. Molly Schauffler, an assistant professor of Earth sciences at UMaine, will facilitate the workshops.