Explore Earth: Balancing the Sea Level-Rise "Budget" with NASA
Monday 09/21/2020
6:30 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Students, Parents, & Educators in Grades K-16
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Ocean levels have fluctuated over the past 120 years, with notable rises occurring in recent decades. As a result, more and more coastal communities around the world are experiencing sea level-rise flooding events, and the expectation is that their extent and frequency will increase during the next 50 years. In order to accurately predict future sea level rise, scientists rely on various data sources (past and present) to create a "budget," which accounts for all inputs and outputs to the Earth's ocean system. In this webinar, participants will learn about NASA research projects (airborne and satellite) that are improving our understanding of historic ocean measurements and the contributing factors to sea level rise. Relevant instructional resources will also be included.

Dr. Anne Weiss is the Education Professional Development Specialist at Langley Research Center, which serves Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Anne originally trained as a neuroscientist, which included a research assignment in genetics at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory. Since 1998, Anne has taught Earth science, chemistry & biochemistry, physical science, human anatomy & physiology, and general biology at the K-12 and higher education levels. As a graduate assistant, Anne served as Community Manager of the NASA Educators Online Network (NEON), the subject of her dissertation on online teacher professional development, for the NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP). Anne earned a B.S. in Vertebrate Physiology (with history minor) from the Pennsylvania State University, a M.S. in Physiology from the Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.