Polar bears and icebergs: Warwick students return from the Arctic
Warwick students Casper ter Kuile and Emma Beirmann return from their WWF Arctic Voyage for the Future to help raise awareness of the effects of climate change.
Alumni Laureate Awards 2010: Sally Walters
As part of MayFest, the University's open weekend for alumni and friends on 7th and 8th May, you can also book to attend the Alumni Laureate Awards Dinner. Here is Sally Walters receiving her award last year .
Alumni Laureate Awards 2010: Chris Skilton
As part of MayFest, the University's open weekend for alumni and friends on 7th and 8th May, you can also book to attend the Alumni Laureate Awards Dinner. Here is Chris Skilton receiving his award last year.
Alumni Laureate Awards 2010: Kishani Jayasinghe
As part of MayFest, the University's open weekend for alumni and friends on 7th and 8th May, you can also book to attend the Alumni Laureate Awards Dinner. Here is Kishani Jayasinghe receiving her award last year.
Art on Fire: Spring 2011 Iron Pour
The sculpture program's Iron Pour fosters a sense of teamwork within the School of Art and Design.
Investing for the Future: Strategies for Sound Financial Management
Video from "Investing for the Future: Strategies for Sound Financial Management," the third event in the Incredible ECU Women Series.
Colm Toibin on Campus
Author Colm Toibin visits ECU.
President Bruininks: Full testimony before Minnesota House, 2/22/11
FULL VERSION - University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks spoke to the Minnesota House of Representatives Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee on Feb. 22, 2011, testifying on the impact of proposed budget cuts on the university and its students. To read Bruininks' full remarks (PDF), visit: http://z.umn.edu/bruininksremarks
The Duke of Wellington reading despatches J050176 APSLEY HOUSE, London. Engraving of The Duke of Wellington reading despatches at Apsley House in 1846.
APSLEY HOUSE, London. Engraving of The Duke of Wellington reading despatches at Apsley House in 1846.
This video segment adapted from NOVA explains the difference between weather and climate and features groundbreaking analysis revealing that Earth's climate has changed much faster than previously believed.
Make Your Own Weather Station
In this OLogy activity, kids learn about climate and atmospheric conditions by making their own weather station. The activity begins with an overview that explains that weather happens in the atmosphere, where conditions are always changing. It also includes a link to a page that answers the question, "So What's Climate?”Students are given step-by-step, illustrated directions to Make a Wind Vane to Measure Wind Direction. Students are given step-by-step, illustrated directions to Make a Rain G
Operation Ruby Throat: The Hummingbird Project Protocol
The purpose of this resource is to observe seasonal migration patterns, feeding habits, and nesting behavior of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) in North and Central America. All students will learn about hummingbird natural history and ecology. Students will learn how to identify and age male and female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and to observe migration and feeding behavior. Students will learn how to make connections among hummingbird behavior and weather, climate, food avail
Climate Change, Wildlife, and Wildlands: A Toolkit for Teachers and Interpreters
Use this site to learn about the science of climate change and its potential effects on our nation's wildlife and their habitats.
The Transcontinental Railroad- Laying the Tracks
This video is about how the tracks for the Transcontinental Railroad were laid, how one section still holds the record for fastest track laying, and how all the rapid growth had both positive and negative consequences. Compares to landing on Mars.
Paleoclimatology Education and Outreach
This NOAA website offers a collection of links to paleoclimate (past climate) information and data. Links are organized by topic, which include: highlights from the paleoclimatology program; Ocean sciences; Coral cores; Tree rings; Pollen; and Additional resources.
NASA CONNECT Ahead Above the Clouds
In NASA CONNECT Ahead Above the Clouds, learn about hurricanes and how meteorologists, weather officers, and NASA researchers use measurement and data analysis to predict severe weather. NASA engineers and scientists track clouds and monitor pollutants in the air to collect data that will help them better understand Earth's climate. Grades 5-8.
Bloom Clock Project
The Bloom Clock Project is an attempt to create a language for discussing the bloom times of wildflowers and other plants that is neutral in respect to climate, region, and hemisphere. This language will take a few years to develop as it depends on a large pool of data.
Exploring Earth: Visualizations
This site features over 100 animations and images that illuminate key concepts in earth science. Examples are: coal formation, nuclear fission, growth of a continent, tectonic plate movement, volcanoes and earthquakes, fault motion, geyser eruption, wave motion, tornadoes, hurricanes, and more. Students can observe a single place on earth from multiple views, 3-D models of water and common molecules, different climate zones, and seasonal changes in the amount of sunlight reaching locations on ea
Interlinked Challenges features bits of information about global challenges from the last 400,000 years. Challenges include: biodiversity, climate change, eco-migrations, economy, energy, food, health, hunger, population growth, poverty, security, sustainability, transportation, urbanization, and water. Info bits are drawn from articles, podcasts, blogs, press releases, institutional reports, testimonies, encyclopedias, books, and documentaries. Each bit is referenced, date stamped, linked to t
Libyans get food aid from Egypt
Volunteers pack food for Libyans in Benghazi as foreign workers evacuated to Greece talk about their escape.