Materials for Educators

K-12 Education



Activities and Opportunities

Snohomish County Carbon Masters. A program which aims to engage volunteer educators and the community with credible climate change science.

Burke Museum Educational Programs. The Burke Museum, located on the UW campus, has exhibits, educator workshops, and hands-on teaching kits.

Cool School Challenge. A program developed by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency in partnership with Puget Sound Energy and the Northwest Clean Air Agency and includes teacher training as well as on-line teacher and student resources. Built around the challenge for school communities to learn about climate change and to reduce the energy consumption and CO2 emissions in and around schools.

Summer Camps

UW Climate Quest, a 7-day summer camp that combines climate science and video production. Links: Burke and UW PCC. View the videos produced in 2008: YouTube Climate Quest Videos.

Informal and General Education


Postdoctoral Teaching Opportunities

Future Faculty Fellows Workshop and Teaching Apprenticeship. This program, offered by UW Department of Biology, seeks to prepare postdoctoral scientists for successful careers that combine research, service, mentoring, and teaching. There is a September workshop on teaching and career development, and a teaching apprenticeship program that provides a faculty-mentored experience in designing and teaching an undergraduate course. Applications for the next workshop will be available in August 2009.

Huckabay Teaching Fellowships. One-quarter awards intended to give graduate students an opportunity to work on a specific project focused on teaching and learning at the college and university level. Projects are to be proposed by students, who will find faculty Teaching Mentors, either from UW or from a nearby community college, college, or university to collaborate with them in their projects.

Speaker Requests?

We have a group of graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty and staff who are committed to informing students and educators in the background and issues related to global warming and climate variability, on a global and regional scale. Link here to submit a speaker request.