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2013 Apostle Island National Lakeshore Changing Climate, Changing Culture Teacher Institute
July 15-18, 2013
Thank you everyone who attended this amazing Institute. Resources from this institute are posted below.
This intensive four-day institute increases teachers’ climate change core competencies and ability to help students investigate this issue by integrating place-based evidence, traditional ecological knowledge, and the latest scientific research.
This professional development opportunity was one of the nationwide Parks Climate Change Challenge Institutes designed to train teachers to help students answer the questions:
✿Does climate change exist?
✿How does it impact our world and us?
✿What can we do about climate change?
Click here to see the Institute agenda and learn more about this cool climate change professional development opportunity.
A special “thank you” and “miigwech” to the National Parks Foundation-Parks Climate Challenge for providing funding for this Institute! Service learning projects and resources developed by our 2013 Institute teachers will be posted on this website.
Resource Tool Kit:
These resources were shared at the Institute and are ready for you to use:
Climate Change Jeopardy... a fun way to engage learners with facts and figures about climate change impacts on culture, people, and the environment developed by the Institute teaching team.
Climate Change and the National Parks... a powerpoint presented by Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Superintendent Bob Krumenacker.
Changes in Lake Superior Ice Cover… a powerpoint by Neil Howk-Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, based on research by his son on 100 years of ice cover changes at Bayfield Harbor, that poses the question “is this the end of winter as we know it?”
G-WOW Changing Climate, Changing Culture Model… a powerpoint presented by Cathy Techtmann-UW Extension explaining elements of the new G-WOW online service learning curriculum can be used to integrate place-based evidence of climate impacts on Ojibwe cultural “lifeways” with scientific climate research and engage students in climate service learning action.
Do Fishes Care About Climate Change?… a powerpoint (in 4-parts) by Professor Emeritus John Magnuson of the Nelson Institute that documents place-based evidence of climate change on fish as an indicator of how global warming is affecting us.Part 1: Do Fishes Care About Climate Change? Part 2: Do Fishes Care About Climate Change? Part 3: Do Fishes Care About Climate Change? Part 4: Do Fishes Care About Climate Change?
The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Changing Climate, Changing Culture Institute is offered by these partners: the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore-National Park Service, US Forest Service, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts, the Friends of the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, and UW-Extension.
Special thanks to Northland College in Ashland, WI for offering credit for teachers attending this Institute.
Funding provided by a grant from the National Park Foundation.