The Seventh International Conference on School
and Popular Meteorological and Oceanographic Education will
be hosted July 3-7 in Boulder, Colorado, by the University
Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).
Known informally as “EWOC 2006,” this conference will focus on education
related to understanding weather, oceans, and climate. Participants include teachers
from the U.S. and the international community who are interested in informal
and hands-on education.
A detailed description of the program, field trips, and the registration process
is available online.
The $350 registration fee includes dinner at the NCAR Mesa Lab on evening of
July 3; all
sessions, coffee breaks, and luncheons on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and
Friday, July 3, 5, 6, and 7, and a poster session on the morning of July 4.
There are no sessions planned for the afternoon of July 4.
Solar 2006 Conference, presented by American Solar Energy Society (ASES),
Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES), and others, opens its Exhibition
Hall to the public Sunday, July 9 through Tuesday, July 11 from 10 a.m.
- 5 p.m. at the Adam’s
Mark Hotel of Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver, Colorado 80202.
Visit over 80 renewable energy companies showing the latest advances in solar,
wind and other renewable energy technologies from the leading renewable energy
companies in the world. Don’t forget to stop by the NCAR/UCAR booth (number
178) to receive science education materials! For more information, please call
(303) 443-3130 or visit www.solar2006.org.
is proud to be collaborating this summer with an unprecedented
project called EcoArts, which is bringing together eighteen major
science, arts, and environmental organizations—plus an amazing
array of world-class talent—for the purpose of increasing
awareness about global climate change and sustainability in a conversation
powered by the arts. From July 6-16, EcoArts will co-present a
unique series of concerts and dance performances, science and art
exhibits, talks, tours, panel discussions, a national solar conference,
and other extraordinary events at venues in Denver and Boulder.
Many of the events are free!
As part of EcoArts, NCAR staff will offer special guided half hour
tours on Saturday, July 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. of the “Climate Discovery” exhibit housed
at the I.M. Pei-designed Mesa Laboratory. Visitors can tour three galleries of
interactive, multimedia exhibits that recount the climate and climate change
stories. “Climate Now” focuses on the Sun-Earth connection and natural
processes interacting to produce weather and climate. “Climate Past” demonstrates
with artifacts what we know about Earth’s climate of the past. “Climate
Future” features current climate research, actual climate models, predictions
about Earth’s future, and scenarios regarding how we might affect possible
future outcomes. For more information, please contact Linda Carbone, UCAR Education
and Outreach, (303) 497-1185 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
of visitors enjoyed the Wild Science Saturday and Wild Earth Saturday
events held at NCAR’s Mesa Lab this past winter
and spring. The events, coordinated by Wild
Bear Center for Nature Discovery and UCAR’s Office
of Education and Outreach, featured
activities, workshops, and presentations from numerous organizations,
including a display of colorful murals designed and decorated by
area schools for the Earth Day Mural Project (below).
Mark your calendars for NCAR’s largest public event, Super Science Saturday,
on October 21, 2006 at NCAR’s Mesa Lab, 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder
from 10 a.m. to 4p.m.!