Undergraduate Education

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Posted on 27th April 2011 by Rodger

Members: Sue Ellen, John, Scott, Kelley, Howard. (Ad-hoc committee)

Purpose: The committee will look into the role of Reach in undergraduate education. The committee will consider the future direction of Changing Climates @ CSU and the role Reach might play in sustaining CC activities that are currently supported by CMMAP.  A possible outcome is a strategy for collaborations between Reach and CC on programs aimed at enhancing undergraduate education, and possibly community outreach programs.

Action items:

  1. Ask Michele Betsill to join the committee.
  2. Draft a strategy for collaborations between Reach and CC on programs aimed at enhancing undergraduate education, and possible community outreach programs.

Summer camps

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Posted on 27th April 2011 by Rodger

Members: Brian, Sheila, Claire, Melissa (Ad-hoc committee)

Purpose: Develop a plan for summer camps for kids.  This will pick up on LSOP’s previous experience running summer camps, and possibly incorporate content and teaching materials developed during LSOP’s partnership with CMMAP.  Consider ways to generate revenue.  Consider tie-ins with other local and state wide camps that have a science and/or environmental focus.

Action items:

  1. Contact Rick Kreminski for input on starting/running science camps, e.g. Infinity Institute
  1. Develop a plan for summer camps.

CGCC

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Posted on 27th April 2011 by Rodger

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Members: Claire, Melissa (Standing Committee)

Purpose: Develop a plan to transition the Colorado Global Climate Conference to Reach by 2013.

Action items:

  1. Can Reach be listed as a co-sponsor of the 2011 CGCC alongside CMMAP?

ClimateSense

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Posted on 27th April 2011 by Rodger

Members: Rodger (Standing Committee)

Purpose:  create ClimateSense, a new publication for multi-disciplinary articles related to the Earth’s climate.  The goal is to engage a broad community of students, educators, policy makers, and members of the public in a broad-reaching, cross-cutting conversation surrounding the Earth’s climate and climate change, and to promote Earth Science literacy.  The publication’s mission and editorial policies were developed by a multi-disciplinary group of educators at CSU. A demonstration website is available climatesense.org

Action items:

  1. Recruit other committee members
  2. Develop plan to launch the new publication

Logo

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Posted on 27th April 2011 by Rodger

Members: Marcia, Claire, John, Rodger (Ad-hoc committee)
Purpose: develop a logo for Reach.

Description: Reach Logo Committee meeting to discuss logo designs ideas.
Start Time: 9:30
Date: 2011-6-14

Click here to see the committee’s recommendations (updated 7-26-2011).

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Business Plan

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Posted on 27th April 2011 by Rodger

Members: Marcia, Jupe, Rodger (Ad-hoc committee)

Purpose: Develop a business plan for Reach.

See 26 May 2011 notes from a meeting with Marcia, Jupe & Rodger.

Action Items:

  • Marcia is working on draft document.

 

 

LSOP instructional kits

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Posted on 27th April 2011 by Rodger

Members: Sheila (Standing committee)

Purpose: Coordinate development of LSOP Kits of Instructional Materials, and their marketing through AEP.

Action items:

  1. work with AEP to draft new marketing contract with Reach/LSOP

 

Apps

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Posted on 27th April 2011 by Rodger

Members: Scott, Claire, Rodger, Brian (Ad-hoc committee)

Purpose: look into developing educational apps that can be used as tools to teach concepts in environmental and climate science.

Action items:

  1. create a simple working app based on Scott’s box model of the land-atmos-ocean for CO2
  2. develop a plan for the UI and target users for above app.
  3. develop a broader plan for Reach to pursue app development and marketing.

 

 

Website

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Posted on 26th April 2011 by Rodger

Members: Rodger, Kelley (Standing committee)

Purpose: to create, manage, and add content to the Reach website.  Some questions are what to do with content developed for CMMAP website, such as the “Learn About” section.

Action items:

  1. obtain reachscience.org domain name √
  2. set up initial website √
  3. set up online system for Reach committee members to provide feedback on tasks assigned to their committees
  4. develop plan for future direction and look of website.