Climate Summit Pre-Conference Day

California Science Education Conference Climate Summit 2019

Pre-Conference Day: Thursday, October 17, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ticket: $100

Location: The Westin San Jose
302 S Market St
San Jose, CA 95113

Note: This is a ticketed event you must register for to attend. Regular conference registration does not include this event. Space is limited.

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Pre-Conference Day 2018

2019 Pre-Conference Day Schedule

Subject to change. More information on presentations coming soon!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

8:10 am - 8:20 am Welcoming Remarks/ Goals and Agenda Review
  • Presenters: Edward Lyon, 4-Year College Director, California Science Teachers Association
8:20 am - 8:40 am Evaluation
8:40 am - 9:30 am Environmental Literacy
  • Presenter: Beth Rattner, Biomimicry Institute
9:30 am - 9:45 am Guided Q&A: Reflecting on our Role as Climate Science Educators
9:45 am - 10:30 am Quantifying how humans contribute to and solve the climate crisis
  • Presenter: Eugene Cordero, Associate Professor, San Jose State University
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am - 11:30 am What Causes Climate Change and How We Know About Earth's Climate History
  • Presenter: Isabel Montanez, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Davis
11:30 am - 12:45 pm Lunch & Networking
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm Into the Inferno: Understanding Extreme Wildfire Behavior Using Data From the Field
  • Presenter: Craig Clements, Department of Meteorology and Climate Science, San Jose State University
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Educational Resources and Activities (1 activity per table with grade span inclusions; 20' rotations)
  • Presenters: Doron Markus, San Mateo County Office of Education; Lucy Garcia,; Susan MacWhorter, California Academy of Sciences; Mary Whaley, Scripps Institute of Oceanography; Jessica Parker and Lori Lambertson, Exploratorium; Kizzy Hannibal Xolani, EcoRise; Stephanie Sanchez, Vista Unified School District; Brooke Laudon and Nik Evasco, World Savy and Emily Courtney, Engergize Schools
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Special Topic: Is This Global Warning?
  • Presenter: Noah Diffenbaugh, Professor, Stanford University
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Closing Remarks: Thinking Toward the Future as Climate Change Educators
4:15 pm Evaluation and Adjourn


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