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Secondary schoolers invited to campus to hear new ideas about climate change, environment

January 25, 2013

Photo of a globe marble in grassHigh school and middle school science teachers are invited Friday, Feb. 8, to attend the New Ideas in Science: Climate Change and the Environment conference at DeKalb’s Holmes Student Center.

This year’s conference in the “New Ideas” series addresses the many ways in which climate change affects various aspects of our world.

Not only will the problems of climate change be addressed, but speakers will also propose ways in which we can work to solve such critical issues. The day will wrap up with a presentation on how to use technology effectively when presenting these topics to students.

This professional development day focuses on subject matter that is both serious and hopeful.

Distinguished NIU faculty will present on a variety of topics, including “Climate Change and Forests: A Guide for Educators,” “The Convergence of Renewable Energy Sources and Electric Vehicles,” and “Climate Ethics: What Should We Do about Global Climate Change?”

The conference runs from 8:15a.m. to 2:30p.m. and takes place in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center. Participating teachers will receive six CPDUs (Continuing Professional Development Units) for their attendance as well as conference materials, continental breakfast and networking lunch.

To register, call (815) 753-0277. For more information, email [email protected].