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Lake Mead Offering Climate Change Workshop for Teachers
Lake Mead Offering Climate Change Workshop for Teachers

Lake Mead National Recreation Area is just one of three national parks that has been selected to be part of a teacher education program.

The Parks Climate Challenge program offers local teachers training in climate change by using the national parks as a living classroom.

Through a grant from the National Parks Foundation, the Lake Mead Institute will be offering the "Climate Change in the Desert Southwest" workshop as a two-credit graduate course in September. The course is recommended for 4th, 5th, middle and high school teachers.

The workshop will include information on the impact climate change is having on the desert southwest and activities that teachers can use in their classrooms to teach their students.

“Climate change has significantly impacted our park, altering temperatures and precipitation, shifting habitats and declining lake levels,” education specialist Amanda Rowland said. “Through this workshop, teachers will receive training models so they can teach their students how climate change affects our desert southwest.”

The workshops are scheduled for:

  • 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 14
  • 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17
  • 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21
  • 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24

Anyone interested in participating should contact Amanda Rowland (702) 277-2770 or amanda_rowland@nps.gov. Space is limited.

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