Narragansett Bay Classroom Course for Teachers Brings Global
Change Issues into the Classroom
Narragansett, RI -- December 13, 2000 -- The Narragansett Bay Classroom
at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography is offering a course designed
specifically for educators that will answer all kinds of questions about
global warming, ozone loss, sea-level rise, and the health effects of environmental
Global Change Education includes nine classroom sessions and
two Saturday field sessions. The classroom sessions will run on nine Wednesdays
from February 28 to May 2 (no sessions on March 14 and April 18), from 4
to 6 :30 p.m. at the Coastal Institute Conference and Visitor Center on
the URI Bay Campus in Narragansett. The 6-hour field sessions will be held
on two consecutive Saturdays at coastal sites beginning on May 5 at 9 a.m.
The course will cover a variety of topics, including world population,
biodiversity, national legislation, and mitigation. Teachers will be introduced
to the science issues relating to human impact on environmental systems
as well as social, political, and economic systems that affect the environment.
The instructor is Gail Scowcroft, Associate Director of Marine and Environmental
Education in the URI Office of Marine Programs.
Cost for this course is $495 per person. A for-credit option to earn
graduate credits to satisfy Rhode Island teacher certification requirements
is also available. For further information about the for-credit option,
course content, or registration procedures, call URI's Office of Marine
Programs at 401-874-6211.
Visit the GSO website at http://www.gso.uri.edu/
Contact: Lisa Cugini, 874-6642, email@example.com