Iowa Climate Science Educators Forum

Friday, October 9
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa

The 3nd Annual Iowa Climate Science Educators Forum will take place on Friday, October 9, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm, Student Education Center (SEC) Room 115 (on the first floor of SEC - next to the book store, at Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa

The Forum will focus on successful approaches to teaching about climate change and recent research on climate change impacts in Iowa. Students are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided. A tentative meeting agenda is below.

Click here to register for the Forum. Registration is required.

Meeting Agenda

10:00: Welcome from Yogi Shah and DMU

10:10: Update on the Iowa Climate Statement 2015: Time for Action

Teaching Climate Change in Iowa

Morning Presentations

10:30: Ray Arritt and Brian K. Hornbuckle (ISU) Teaching the Greenhouse Effect Presentation:  PDF icon Teaching the Greenhouse Effect_Hornbuckle_Arritt_Oct_2015.pdf

10:45: David Courard-Hauri (Drake) Roleplaying and Scale: Moving Beyond “Plant Trees to Save Climate"

11:00: Elaine Marzluff and Wayne Moyer (Grinnell) Climate Science Policy: A team taught nterdisciplinary course.

11:15: Charlie Stanier (UI) Teaching Green Chemical and Engineering Technology

11:30: Adam Hoffman (University of Dubuque) CO2 and Ocean Acidification Climate Lab

11:45-12:00: Tiefenthaler, Walkup, and Sadeghpour (DMACC) "Reducing DMACC's Carbon Footprint through Behavioral Changes"

12:00-1:00: Lunch

Climate Change Research in Iowa

Afternoon Presentations

1:00: Jack Yates (UNI) Why some members of the public are "immune" to the evidence on climate change

1:15: Audrey McCombs (ISU) Vegetation Resources for Pollinators

1:30: Debinsky, Kerr, and Lerivee (ISU) Species Traits as Filters of Climate-Induced Range Expansion

Debinsky, Kerr and Lerivee PresentationFile Species Traits Analysis_Debinski Kerr Larivee_Oct_2015.pptx

1:45-2:30: Discussion of next year’s 2016 Iowa Climate Statement topics


For more information contact: Dave Courard-Hauri,
or Joe Bolkcom at joe or 319-353-2681