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Climate Change and Its Impact on the Ocean
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Presented by Diane Stanitski, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Global Monitoring Division, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory; and Amy O’Neal, Director of Education and Professional Learning, JASON Learning
Hosted by Haley Nelson, JASON Learning Live Events Host
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Collecting and analyzing observational data from our ocean increases our understanding of how today’s ocean ecosystems are changing, sometimes very rapidly! This edWebinar focuses on physical ocean conditions that are evolving in the mid- and high latitudes due to climate change and the species that are impacted by those changes. Viewers will gain an appreciation for the many networks collecting long-term observations of the ocean and how scientists work together to monitor things like atmospheric carbon dioxide that affects ocean pH and in turn, impacts ocean species. Due to rapid climate change in the Arctic, fish are adapting by migrating to different locations for survival, which affects other animals and people. In this edWebinar, learn about the dependence of species on different variables that influence their survival over time and how intricately related are the spheres of our Earth, including water, air, and life!
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to elementary through high school teachers and school leaders. Teachers may view the recorded presentation with their class, but only educators are permitted to log in.
About the Presenter
Dr. Diane Stanitski, Deputy Director, Global Monitoring Division (GMD), NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, CO serves as the acting chief of the GMD Radiation and Aerosol group. As an NOAA Physical Scientist, Dr. Stanitski has helped build and sustain global ocean and atmosphere observing systems for climate. She is co-chair of the US Global Change Research Program’s (USGCRP) Observations Interagency Working Group. Her research interests involve promoting the development of Arctic indicators of change. Prior to joining GMD, Dr. Stanitski worked in NOAA’s Climate Program Office enabling long-term ocean observations to learn about our ever-evolving ocean. She was also an associate professor at Shippensburg University, PA and an adjunct instructor at the United States Naval Academy. She served as the co-chair of the American Meteorological Society’s Symposium on Education. She authored/co-authored five children’s science books for NOAA. Dr. Stanitski enjoys sailing, biking, ham radio, and is working on her private pilot certificate.
Amy O’Neal serves as Director of Education and Professional Learning at JASON Learning. She has been a science educator since 1995, working in a variety of informal and formal settings including Mystic Aquarium, Project Oceanology, East Hampton and East Lyme CT public schools, and aboard Dr. Ballard’s E/V Nautilus. Her work at JASON Learning focuses primarily on professional development, program design and implementation, and Next Generation Science Standards pedagogy. Amy serves on the Board of the CT Science Teachers Association (CSTA), the Southeastern New England Marine Educators Association (SENEME) as Past-President, and the CT Green Leaf Schools Steering Committee. She holds an M.A. in science education and a B.A. in biology with a marine science minor.
About the Host
Haley Chamberlain Nelson is a science host on television and online. Her most recent credits include Smithsonian Channel’s hit series Bug Bites, 4 years hosting JASON Live Events, and 6 Seasons of Science Channel’s What on Earth? Haley has been a writer, producer, and host with Untamed Science for over 10 years, making science content viewed by over half the classrooms in the US and over 100,000 views per month online. Nelson co-wrote the award-winning documentary Decoding the Driftless, currently gaining acclaim on the festival circuit with last month’s “Best Picture” and “Best Cinematography” in the Los Angeles International Film Festival. Having grown up wishing to be an Argonaut herself, it is an honor to continue hosting with JASON Learning.
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JASON is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1989 by Dr. Robert D. Ballard. JASON provides curriculum and learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for K-12 students, and high-quality professional development for teachers. JASON has been used successfully in a wide variety of formal and informal education environments.