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 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 Retreat

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Posted on 22nd April 2011 by Rodger

On March 22, 2011 the Reach “planning group” met at the City of Fort Collins’ Primrose Studio.  The purpose of the meeting was to move forward with the formation of Reach as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  The group provided feedback on the draft strategic plan, and gave input for the organization’s bylaws.  Committees were formed to plan the organization’s initial activities.

Thanks to Gregg Graff for stopping by to talk to us about his entrepreneurship course and potential collaborations with it and/or students in GSSE.  Many thanks to Marcia for the yummy homemade lasagna!

Minutes from the meeting 4-22-11 Reach Retreat Minutes

 

Reach incorporated in Colorado

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Posted on 7th February 2011 by Rodger

Reach is incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in the State of Colorado.