Webcasts to Train Teachers on Global Climate Change

Thursday, February 15, 2007 | 06:00pm

Nashville, TN – Two upcoming webcasts will present Tennessee teachers with the latest research on climate science and solutions to global climate change. Led by atmospheric chemist Dr. Bill Chameides, chief scientist with Environmental Defense, the webcasts will allow teachers to email questions to be addressed during the interactive session.

“These webcasts are an opportunity for teachers to learn the latest global climate change research to pass on to Tennessee’s future scientists, the students,” said Tami Coleman, coordinator of Project CENTS for the Department of Education. “Only students equipped with such knowledge will be on the forefront of developing new answers for keeping our communities healthy and viable.”

The webcasts will take place Thursday, February 22 and Thursday, March 1 at 3:15 p.m. CST. The first webcast will focus on climate science. The second session will address solutions such as renewable energy sources, energy conservation and new energy-efficient building design. For details about technical requirements, visit www.state.tn.us/education/projectcents.

The webcasts are sponsored in partnership between the Volunteer Legacy Coalition, the Tennessee Department of Education and the University of Tennessee. Project CENTS, which stands for Conservation Education Now for Tennessee Students, is a partnership between the Department of Education, the Department of Environment and Conservation, Project WILD, Project Learning Tree and Project WET. The Volunteer Legacy Coalition is a non-profit environmental preservation group working to protect Tennessee’s natural resources.

For more information, contact Rachel Woods at (615) 253-1960 or Rachel.Woods@state.tn.us.

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