Agenda

Dates: Monday, June 12 - Friday, June 16
Time: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Room 501 Akasofu Building, International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks Main Campus

Pre-Course Assignment

Due
 Activity
Before Monday, June 12
   Causes of Climate Change 101

Monday, June 12

Today's big idea: The Arctic is changing and it has personal to global implications
Today's inquiry emphasis: Making observations and learning from Elders
Time  
 Activity
 8:30 - 10:00 am  Welcome and Introductions

 Introduction to Arctic and Earth SIGNs

Learning Model and Syllabus
Elder Reflections on Changes in Alaska - Sam Demientieff
10:00 - 10:15 am  BREAK
 10:15 - noon  Mapping Personal Observations of Change

 Sharing our Observations of Change and Finding Patterns
 
 noon - 1:15 pm  WORKING LUNCH Meet the Scientist- Session facilitated by Bonnie Murray, NASA Langley Education
Dr. Dave Verbyla, Impacts of Climate Change in Alaska
 1:15 - 3:00 pm 
Introduction to Association of Interior Native Educators Curriculum
Earth System Poster 
 3:00 - 3:15 pm  BREAK
 3:15 - 5:00 pm 

Why Monitor?

Introduction to GLOBE

How to Monitor

 5:00 - 5:30 pm  Reflection

Tuesday, June 13

Today's big idea: Weather and Climate are Changing
Today's inquiry emphasis: Asking Questions and Designing Studies
Time  
Activity
 8:30 - 10:00 am 
Addressing Questions 
Impacts & Feedbacks of a Warming Arctic
 10:00 - 10:15 am  BREAK
 10:15 - noon  Introduction to GLOBE Clouds
 noon - 1:15 pm  WORKING LUNCH Meet the Scientist Session Stanley Edwin - Alaska cloud research
 1:15 - 3:00 pm   Generating Questions and Designing Investigations Introduction to GLOBE Website and Data
 3:00 - 3:15 pm  BREAK
 3:15 - 5:00 pm  Project Planning Phase 1: Agents of Change - Climate Change Issues and Strengths
 5:00 - 5:30 pm  Reflection

Wednesday, June 14

Today's big idea: The Ground Is Changing
Today's inquiry emphasis: Data Collection
Time  
 Activity
 8:30 - 10:00 am 
Addressing Questions 
Impacts & Feedbacks of a Warming Arctic Continued
Introduction to Soils
 10:00 - 10:15 am  BREAK
 10:15 - noon  Soils Field Inquiry Frost Tube Protocol - Measuring the soil active layer in the field
 noon - 1:15 pm  WORKING LUNCH Meet the Scientist Session Dr. Kenji Yoshikawa, Permafrost in Our Time
 1:15 - 3:00 pm   Permafrost Insulation Experiment Data Entry on GLOBE Website
 3:00 - 3:15 pm  BREAK
 3:15 - 5:00 pm  Graphing Data- Interpret and Communicate  
 5:00 - 5:30 pm  Reflection

Thursday, June 15

Today's big idea: Our Plants and Animals are Changing
Today's inquiry emphasis: Making Sense of Data and Sharing the Story
Time  
 Activity
 8:30 - 10:00 am 
Addressing Questions 
Impacts & Feedbacks of a Warming Climate Continued 
Introduction to Phenology
Green-Up and Green-Down Protocols outside
 11:00 - 11:15 am  BREAK
 11:15 - noon  Comparing GLOBE green-up data to NASA green-up data
 noon - 1:15 pm  WORKING LUNCH Meet the Scientist Session Dr. Christa Mulder, How does Climate Change affect berries?
 1:15 - 3:00 pm   Winter Berry Protocol Data into Stewardship Action - project example from Venetie
 3:00 - 3:15 pm  BREAK
 3:15 - 5:00 pm   Project Planning Phase 2: Mission Possible - Brainstorming investigations and stewardship action projects
 5:00 - 5:30 pm  Reflection

Friday, June 16

Today's big idea: Water and Fish Habitats are Changing
Today's inquiry emphasis: Bringing it all together and making a difference for your community
Time  
 Activity
 8:30 - 10:00 am 
Addressing Questions
Elder Knowledge - "When Will the Salmon Come"
Impacts & Feedbacks of a Warming Climate Continued 
Introduction to Hydrology
 10:00 - 10:15 am  BREAK
 10:15 - noon  Hydrology Protocol Training at the Lake
 noon - 1:15 pm  WORKING LUNCH Vision of an Arctic Future - Arctic Youth Ambassadors Sam, Esau, and Cade
 1:15 - 3:00 pm   Data to Stewardship Examples - Project example from Fairbanks and Shageluk Project Planning Phase 3: Take Action - Imagining a timeline
 3:00 - 3:15 pm  BREAK
 3:15 - 5:00 pm   Teams work on Implementation Plans Award Ceremony
 5:00 - 5:30 pm  Evaluation

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