This workshop provides an overview of climate change and its link to human influence with a focus on carbon management and its effect on climate change. Participants will examine the impact of carbon on climate change, how carbon can affect the biosphere, atmosphere, and ocean systems. Teachers will learn to use the Stabilization Wedge Game as a tool to help students understand the importance of managing carbon to mitigate climate change.

Level-I This workshop provides an overview of climate change and its link to human influence with a focus on carbon management and its effect on climate change. Participants will examine the impact of carbon on climate change, how carbon can affect the biosphere, atmosphere, and ocean systems. Teachers will learn to use the Stabilization Wedge Game as a tool to help students understand the importance of managing carbon to mitigate climate change.

Level-II This workshop provides advanced instruction in the solutions to climate change. It prepares teachers to understand the types of technologies that are being developed to mitigate atmospheric carbon. They will participate in hands-on activities, tours of research facilities, and meet research scientists engaged in the development and study of these technologies.

Level-III This program prepares teachers to work as a member of a research team. Participants develop their understanding of:

  • The nature of science
  • Research strategies and methods
  • Technical writing to communicate research findings

Level-IV Teachers participating in a mentored research internship contribute as a member of a research team. Each teacher receives a $4000 stipend when they complete an 8-week internship. At the completion of the summer research experience each teacher is expected to create and present a research poster at the LLNL Summer Research Symposium. They are required to create a lesson plan that will extend their research experience into the classroom.