Climate Science Series: Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture and Natural Resources. February 23, 2021. KBS K-12 Partnership
From Kara Lynn Haas on February 23rd, 2021
Workshop 3: Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 4 – 5 pm Eastern
Dr. Bruno Basso, MSU Foundation Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Michigan State University will share the importance of land use patterns and the impacts of deforestation on the carbon cycle. We will discuss the impact of change in landscapes over time to the carbon cycle and climate change.
This is a series of 4 online workshops on Climate Science designed to build confidence in teaching climate change. Using the enRoads Climate Interactive’s focus areas as inspiration, we have invited MSU scientists to share about current research in the areas of climate science, carbon sequestration in agricultural systems, land use patterns, and biofuels. These workshops will introduce the teachers to climate science, and discuss the relevance of topics like agriculture, land use, and biofuels in climate science research. Each hour-long workshop will include interactive activities and a presentation by an expert. See details about each of the workshops below. Additionally, these workshops are designed to help teachers learn to leverage the enRoads Climate Interactive in their classrooms. Participants will also get access to a curated set of resources, including lesson plans, that they can then use in their classrooms.