Explore Earth: Examining Our Planet's Changing Climate
Monday 09/21/2020
1:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades K-12
 

NASA’s Earth Science Division (ESD) missions help us to understand our planet’s interconnected systems, from a global scale down to minute processes. Working in concert with a satellite network of international partners, ESD can measure precipitation around the world, and it can employ its own constellation of small satellites to look into the eye of a hurricane. Using observations from satellites and other instruments, NASA has collected extensive data to document our planet’s ecosystem and changing climate. In this webinar, participants will learn about how NASA’s monitor the health of our planet and explore related resources and standards aligned lessons to engage student in climate science.

 

 

 

 
 

Dr. Samuel García Jr. serves as a NASA Educator Professional Development Specialist, Assistant Professor of Practice for the LBJ Institute for Education and Research. Dr. García helps facilitate professional development to both formal and informal STEM educators utilizing NASA resources with a specific focus on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. He also works with faculty serving in Minority Serving Institutions in developing STEM educational tools and resources for teachers to implement in their classrooms. Dr. García’s research agenda is geared towards community and educational change by creating healthy, equitable, and culturally responsive learning environments for traditionally underserved populations. Dr. García. earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas Río Grande Valley, formerly University of Texas Pan American and holds a doctorate degree in School Improvement from Texas State University.