The NOAA Planet Stewards book club has a great line-up of books slated for discussion for this academic year. Scroll down to see the titles, brief descriptions, dates and connection links for each Book Club meeting. Discussion Questions will be posted approximately one week before each meeting.
To see previously selected books and associated discussion questions, have a look at our Book Club Archive Page.
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Here’s the general information for participating in our Book Club. We hope you’ll join us as we explore new and thought-provoking topics.
All meetings for the NOAA Planet Stewards Book Club have concluded for the 2022/2023 academic year. Check back in August for a complete list of selections and dates for the 2023/2024 Book Club meetings. We look forward to seeing you then!
Dr. Greg Foltz, an oceanographer at NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami is the the co-lead of NOAA's Saildrone Hurricane Observations, which aims to improve our understanding of hurricanes and aid forecasts. During this presentation he will describe a new NOAA project to direct surface ocean drones ("saildrones") into hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. He’ll discuss what saildrones are, how they work and can survive a hurricane, what kind of data (and videos!) we get from them, and how the data is being used to aid forecasters and improve our understanding of hurricanes.
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NOAA Planet Stewards, Detroit Zoological Society, and Huron-Clinton Metroparks are hosting a three-day workshop for educators to explore how global climate change is affecting the Southeast Michigan region, and how they can engage students to take action and address these global phenomena.
Participants will attend:
Workshop topics include:
How to incorporate weather and climate change activities that meet state curriculum requirements into existing curriculum; using citizen science projects to connect youth with their local environment; mobilizing youth to take action in their communities.
Join NOAA Planet Stewards, Chesapeake Bay Office and the Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education (MAEOE) at a three-day, in-person workshop for formal and informal educators focusing on how climate change is affecting the greater DC-Baltimore metro region, and opportunities to engage students in taking action to address local impacts of this global phenomena.
A Certificate of Participation (15 contact hours) will be available for all attendees and 1 CPD for Maryland teachers
Formal and informal educators are encouraged to attend as pairs or groups from the same school or organization who work in or regularly engage with underserved populations. Content will focus on middle and high school grades.
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