2017 Summer Course

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Posted on 4th January 2017 by Rodger

Climate Changes of the Past and Future – July 11-13, 2017

Registration fee: $150

We are excited to offer our Climate Changes of the Past and Future course July 11-13, 2017. The course will be taught by Prof. Scott Denning (Atmospheric Science) and will be held on the Foothills Campus of Colorado State University.

Weather, climate, and climate change are important topics in today’s society. This course is open to anyone interested in gaining more knowledge and a better understanding of how our climate works. The course is designed to challenge and inform, and will be very engaging and interactive.

During this 3-day course, we consider the long story of climate changes in the deep past. Then we look in detail at how increasing CO2 and other greenhouse gases are likely to change climate in the 21st Century and beyond. We will consider the fate of anthropogenic CO2, and how it is taken up by dissolving in the ocean and storage in plants and soils on land. Finally, we will look at some of the strategies being developed to mitigate and adapt to modern climate change. Click on the link below to complete your payment for the course. More information is available on the course website.

Click here to pay for the course.

Weather and Climate for Educators – 2015 Professional Development Series for Teachers

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Posted on 6th March 2015 by Rodger

 

The Science of Weather and Climate — July 6-8, 2015 
Registration fee: $150.00

In this 3-day course we’ll use a mix of activities and discussion to explore essential science principles (energy, motion, forces, light and color, states of matter) that explain the Earth’s weather and climate. We won’t assume that participants have an extensive science background—only a willingness to explore and experiment, and to try new things in your own classroom!

Weather and Climate Across the Globe — July 13-15, 2015 
Registration fee: $150.00 

This 3-day course is intended for teachers of earth system science and physical science. We’ll take an in-depth look at energy transport and the motion of air and water in the earth system, explaining in some detail how patterns of weather and climate emerge.

Climate Change: Past and Future — July 16-17, 2015 
Registration fee: $100.00

In this 2-day course, we will consider the long story of climate changes in the deep past. Then we will look in detail at how increasing CO2 and other greenhouse gases are likely to change climate in the 21st Century and beyond. We will consider the fate of anthropogenic CO2, and how it is taken up by dissolving in the ocean and storage in plants and soils on land. Finally, we will look at some of the strategies being developed to mitigate and adapt to modern climate change.

Click here to complete your payment for the above courses.
More information about the courses can be found on the CMMAP website.
Click here to download the course flyer.

2014 Weather & Climate for Teachers Course

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Posted on 3rd February 2015 by Rodger

CMMAP held three courses for science teachers in 2014.

  • The Science of Weather and Climate: July 9-11 for elementary/middle school teachers
  • Weather and Climate Across the Globe: July 14-16 for middle/high school teachers
  • Climate Change: Past and Future: July 17-18

Presentation materials and resources from the courses may be found here.

Information about upcoming and past courses can be found here.

Sept. 17, 2013 Community Event

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Posted on 15th September 2013 by Rodger

What: Flyer

When: Tuesday September 17, 2013 at 7PM

Where: Old Town Library Community Room

201 Peterson Street, Fort Collins

Join the Front Range community for an evening of learning and conversation with two local specialists.

Scott Denning is a CSU Atmospheric Science professor who enjoys engaging audiences in fun and interactive discussions on the science of climate change.

Nolan Doesken heads the Colorado Climate Center, founded a nationwide precipitation observation network (CoCoRaHS), and is featured in the recent This American Life episode, “Hot in My Backyard.”

After Dark – Sept. 12, 2012

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Posted on 6th September 2012 by Rodger

Join Brian Jones for an evening of food, drinks, and entertainment. Tickets $40. Ticket includes food and one drink. Doors open at 6:30 PM Fort Collins Brewery 1020 East Lincoln

This event is a fundraiser and a kick off for Reach, a new Fort Collins based non-profit committed to enhancing public understanding of science. Reach has its roots in the successful climate education programs developed by CMMAP, a climate modeling center based at CSU.

Reach Board Meeting

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Posted on 14th February 2012 by Rodger

The second Meeting of the Reach Board of Trustees.  The agenda included planning for a LSOP After Dark event, possible nominees for the Reach Advisory Board, and possibilities for Continuing Education courses run through Reach.

Reach obtains exempt status

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Posted on 31st January 2012 by Rodger

Reach obtains tax exempt status from the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  Donations to Reach are tax deductible effective February 7, 2011.

Reach Board Meeting

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Posted on 28th October 2011 by Rodger

The first meeting of the Reach Board of Trustees.  Marcia Donnelson and Rodger Ames present the updated business plan and situation analysis from the GSSE Team to the Board.

ISE grant ideas

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Posted on 3rd June 2011 by Rodger

Scott, Marcia & Rodger met over lunch to talk about ideas for the NSF 11-546 solicitation.  Informal Science Education (ISE), Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings.

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Business Plan

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Posted on 26th May 2011 by Rodger

Marcia and Rodger met with Jupe Herrick to discuss the “business” development side of Reach.  The focus was on finding analogies within the College of Engineering for revenue structure, identifying potential funding sources, and involving Jupe in the development of Reach’s business plan.

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CMMAP/Reach Activities

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Posted on 23rd May 2011 by Rodger

Title: CMMAP/Reach Activities
Description: Marcia, Dave, Scott & Rodger met to define areas of CMMAP E&D and KT that would morph over to REACH.
Date: 2011-05-23

Follow-up REACH meeting

Future LSOP activities

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Posted on 18th May 2011 by Rodger

Brian, Sheila & Rodger met on May 16 to discuss potential future LSOP activities in collaboration with Reach.  We talked about three specific activities.  1. LSOP exhibit at the new Fort Collins Museum and Discovery Science Center, 2. LSOP TV Show, 3. LSOP presence at the CO State Fair:

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