Lecture series 2020-21

CCESS & MiRCLE 2020 - 2021

Climate Change Education Solutions Summit and Michigan Climate and Land Change Lecture Series 2020-21.

All presentations are delivered with Zoom and can be accessed via GVSU Blackboard asynchronously through April 20, 2021, end of the day.

Time of Recording


Speaker & Moderator

Curriculum Resource(s)

September 23, 2020

4:30-5:30 p.m.

MiRCLE in your Classroom

Janet Vail and Amanda Syers, GVSU AWRI

MiRCLE website, GLOBE (Surface temperature and atmosphere, carbon cycle)

October 7, 2020

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Land Use and Land Cover Change

Geoffrey Henebry, MSU CGCEO and Amanda Syers, GVSU AWRI

NASA Landsat, Heat Islands

October 22, 2020

10-10:50 a.m.

Education for Sustainable Development with the OPEDUCA

Jos Eussen, University of Maastricht and Elena Lioubimtseva, GVSU Geography

The OPEDUCA Project

October 22, 2020

11:00-11:50 a.m.

Panel discussion

Jos Eussen, Denise Keele, Charlotte da Cunha, Jessica Thompson, moderated by  Elena Lioubimtseva

Examples of climate education approaches and programs

October 22, 2020

1:00-1:50 p.m.

Global Change Education

Shaily Menon, St. Joseph University Biology and Elena Lioubimtseva

Global change and biodiversity

October 22, 2020

2:00-2:50 p.m.

Panel discussion

Climate action groups, moderated by Elena Lioubimtseva and Erik Nordman

Civic engagement in climate change education

October 22, 2020

3:30-4:20 p.m.

Global Change and Earth Observations

Jiaguo Qi, MSU CGCEO and Elena Lioubimtseva

Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, MSU

November 4, 2020

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Climate Change Research in the Arctic I

Erin Koren, GRPM and Amanda Syers

Grand Rapids Public Museum

November 18,

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Climate Change in the Arctic II

Robert Hollister, GVSU Biology and Amanda Syers

International Tundra Experiment (ITEX)

December 9

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Climate Change Impacts in Michigan

David Karowe, WMU and Elena Lioubimtseva

Michiganview.org and Google Earth

January 20, 2020

4:00-5:30 p.m.

IPCC Modeling and datasets.

Cities & Climate change mitigation and adaptation planning

Elena Lioubimtseva, Janet Vail and Amanda Syers

IPCC Data Distribution Center, MAGICC LIVE, GCM scenarios, Culminating Lesson Format

February 3, 2020

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Trees and afforestation

Eileen Boekestein, LGROW and Janet Vail

Revisiting GLOBE (calculating land cover types), iTree

February 17, 2020,

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Changing Ecosystems, EnviroAtlas

Sean Woznicki, GVSU AWRI, Amanda Syers and Janet Vail

MEECS, US Forest Service Tree Atlas

March 10, 2020

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Talking about climate solutions I

Talking about climate solutions II

Allen Webb, WMU, Jessica Thompson, NMU, Elena Lioubimtseva, Amanda Syers


March 24

4:00-5:30 p.m.

MiRCLE Lessons

Amanda Syers, Janet Vail, Elena Lioubimtseva

Teacher Presentations of culminating lesson plans.

This event is sponsored by the GVSU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Regional Math and Science Center, Geography and Sustainable Planning Department, the GVSU Career Center, and the Office of Sustainable Practices.

For more information, please contact the CCESS Planning Committee Chair, Dr. Elena Lioubimtseva at [email protected].

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