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Ohio State Webinar To Discuss Resources for Teaching Climate Change in the Great Lakes

12:00 pm, Mon July 1, 2013 –

Columbus, OH The Ohio State University Climate Change Outreach Team will present “Great Lakes Climate Change Education Resources”? on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Lyndsey Manzo, Science Teacher at Westerville North High School & Ohio Sea Grant Educator, will discuss Ohio Sea Grant’s updated Great Lakes Climate Change Curriculum, climate and Great Lakes literacy principles, and informal resources to supplement and expand lesson plans.

The webinar will be held on July 11 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Attendance is free, but registration is required to receive log-in information — visit to sign up. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Attendees will learn about integrating climate change education into their classroom or informal education programming, get an introduction to regionally relevant climate science, and hear about how other educators have used these materials. The webinar presenter has used the resources in her own teaching, both in the classroom and in place-based education.

Certificates of attendance for professional development contact hours can be requested after the webinar; instructions will be provided during the session.

Formal educators (K-12 teachers and college instructors) have the opportunity to participate for a $100 stipend. This may include surveys or discussions and will be on a first come first serve basis. Please contact Sandi Rutherford ( for further information. Funding for this opportunity is provided by NSFCCEP I: Great Lakes Climate Change Science and Education Systemic Network (GLCCSESN).

Lyndsey Manzo has degrees in wildlife biology, science education and natural resources, as well as Senior Professional Educator licensure in grades 7-12. As a high school science teacher for 13 years, she has taught a broad range of classes with students across the academic spectrum from introductory science for English Language Learners and special needs students to Advance Placement Biology and Environmental Science. She also mentors incoming teachers and serves on assessment committees for the Ohio Department of Education. As an Ohio Sea Grant Educator, Lyndsey co-coordinated the development of the Great Lakes Literacy Principles, the Lake Erie Literacy Principles and the Great Lakes Climate Change Curriculum, and leads many of the efforts to disseminate these products. She has experience using a variety of NOAA and Great Lakes Sea Grant curricula in the classroom and facilitating teacher professional development including week-long workshops on Great Lakes and climate change education, webinars showcasing regional educational resources, and NOAA B-WET funded meaningful watershed education experiences resulting in student stewardship projects.

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


Jill Jentes Banicki, Ohio Sea Grant, 614-292-8975,

ARTICLE TITLE: Ohio State Webinar To Discuss Resources for Teaching Climate Change in the Great Lakes PUBLISHED: 12:00 pm, Mon July 1, 2013 | MODIFIED: 1:12 pm, Tue April 28, 2015
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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 produces online events like the Freshwater Science webinar series and other outreach events, and manages social media for Ohio Sea Grant.