Explore Earth: CCRI - Urban Surface Temperatures and Urban Heat Island Effects in Spanish | Temperaturas de la superficie urbana y efectos de la isla de calor
Thursday 07/29/2021
1:00 pm ET (10:00 am PT)
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades 9-12

El Colaborativo de Desarrollo Profesional de Educadores de la NASA en la Universidad Estatal de Texas, junto con la Iniciativa de Investigación sobre el Cambio Climático (CCRI) del Instituto Goddard de Estudios Espaciales (GISS) de la NASA, ofrece un seminario web de 1 hora.

Únase a nosotros en una conversación sobre las temperaturas de la superficie urbana y los efectos de la isla de calor. A lo largo de esta unidad, los estudiantes aprenderán cómo está cambiando el clima en entornos urbanos y produciran soluciones de mitigación para las preocupaciones ambientales de la ciudad. Los estudiantes explorarán modelos de simulación climática y perfiles de temperatura global; aprenderán sobre teledetección e investigarán instrumentos en satélites climáticos; analizarán imágenes de teledetección y comprenderán el efecto de la isla de calor; recopilarán la temperatura de la superficie terrestre y crearán un modelo físico que promueva el concepto de isla de calor y los factores de mitigación para incluir la acción humana hacia el clima en entornos urbanos.

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University in conjunction with NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Join us in a conversation about Urban Surface Temperatures and the Urban Heat Island Effects.  Throughout this unit, students learn how climate is changing in urban settings and produce mitigation solutions for city environmental concerns. Students explore climate simulation models and global temperature profiles; learn about remote sensing and investigate instruments on climate satellites; analyze remote sensing imagery and understand the urban heat island effect; collect land surface temperature and create a physical model that promotes the concept of the urban heat island and mitigation factors to include human action towards climate in urban settings.

 

 

Unit Plan on "Urban Surface Temperatures and the Urban Heat Island Effects" can be found here:

https://www.giss.nasa.gov/edu/res/Mundo_UrbanSurfaceTemperatures.pdf

This unit plan has successfully passed NASA SMD Independent Product Review.

 

For more information about this unit or CCRI go thttps://www.giss.nasa.gov/edu/ccri/ or contact:

 

Alejandro Mundo | alejandro.a.mundo@nasa.gov


Matthew Pearce | matthew.d.pearce@nasa.gov
 

Rosalba Giarratano | rosalba.n.giarratano@nasa.gov

 

 

 

Inspiring and engaging, Alejandro Mundo positively impacts students, colleagues and the Kingsbridge International High School, a public school in the Bronx, New York. Mundo is known for raising minority young scientists and encouraging them to pursue STEM careers. His scientific research focuses on environmental sustainability and climate change. He is especially interested in understanding the climate processes that affect urban environments, like the Urban Heat Island Effect, using remote sensing like Landsat satellite data from past and present distributions of land surface temperatures as well as making future projections. He is currently an associate researcher at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies at the Climate Change Research Initiative under the mentorship of Dr. Christian Braneon. Mundo earned a bachelor’s degree in geophysics from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and a master’s in earth science from the Gilder Graduate School from the American Museum of Natural History. His professional goal is to build strong relationships with other educators, do meaningful discoveries through scientific research and inspire future generations of students to get a STEM career.
 

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.