Fire and Our Future: A Climate Science STEM Seminar

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Join scientists and researchers investigating climate science topics that explore current research and make connections to local climate-related phenomena. During the second half of the day, teachers will have time to plan activities that will bring climate science learning into their classroom.

Will our summers continue to be choked with smoke? What is the role of climate change in Northwest forest fires? What are the main drivers of wildfire and how do they connect to climate change? How will changes in climate affect seasonal wildfires?

6 clock hours

FREE! First 24 teachers to register receive substitute reimbursement.

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Dr. Heidi Roop is Research Scientist & Strategic Communications Lead with the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group (CIG). With a passion for science communication, Dr. Roop’s professional mission is to improve the reach and impact of climate science in order to engage, motivate and catalyze action around climate change. Her scientific career has led her to conduct research on all seven continents, from Alaska to Antarctica. Dr. Roop has developed education and communication products for NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the Exploratorium.