Moran, Meteorological Society host national science teachers conference
Sixty K-12 teachers from around the nation (including Alaska and Hawaii) are meeting on campus Sunday through Wednesday (June 29) for training in the basic understandings of climate and climate change. The teachers are Atmospheric Education Resource Agents who assist the American Meteorological Society in making available to their teacher colleagues semester-length distance learning courses in climate science, meteorology, and ocean science. Courses are delivered partially online, funded by NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and are a key component of AMS effort to upgrade science literacy. Joseph M. Moran, professor emeritus of Natural and Applied Sciences at UW-Green Bay, is completing his tenth year as associate director of the national AMS Education Program. He is also primary author of the text information used in the course teaching materials.