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Ohio Sea Grant Offers Great Lakes Climate Curriculum Workshop

12:00 pm, Fri July 13, 2012 –

Columbus, OH Ohio Sea Grant and the Ohio State Climate Change Outreach Team are offering a one-day workshop to introduce an updated Great Lakes Climate Change Curriculum, geared toward science instructors in the Great Lakes region who would like to integrate climate change education into their classroom. In addition to updating the curriculum with the latest Great Lakes climate science, Ohio Sea Grant has added new activities to a number of lessons, and aligned each activity’s structure with current education principles and standards.

The free workshop is taught by educators who have used the resources in their own classrooms. Topics will include regionally relevant climate science, climate and Great Lakes literacy principles, and informal resources like Ohio State University’s Global Change, Local Impact webinar series, in addition to the curriculum itself. Classroom teachers, informal educators, and pre-service teachers will also work through lessons as they would with their students, and share suggestions on how to adapt classroom activities to informal and outdoor education settings.

The event will be held on August 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Toledo’s Lake Erie Center in Oregon, Ohio. Registration forms for the one-day workshops can be requested via email from Attendees will receive certificates of attendance for professional development contact hours. Lunch will be provided by Ohio Sea Grant.

For those unable to travel to the one-day workshops, Ohio Sea Grant will also offer “Introduction to Great Lakes Climate Education Resources”? an online webinar, on October 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Online registration for the webinar is now open at

The OSU Climate Change Outreach Team is a partnership among multiple departments within The Ohio State University, including OSU Extension, Ohio Sea Grant, the Department of Agricultural, Environmental & Development Economics, and the School of Environment & Natural Resources, to help localize the climate change issue by bringing research and resources to Ohioans and Great Lakes residents. More information about the team’s work is available at


Christina Dierkes, Ohio Sea Grant, 614.292.8913,

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Christina Dierkes
Outreach Specialist, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

As Ohio Sea Grant’s science writer, Christina covers research, education and outreach projects in the Great Lakes for a wide range of audiences. She also helps manage online events like the Global Change, Local Impact climate webinar series.