Press Release January 2010 by czi13167


									                      University of Michigan
                                                                Press Release
                      1109 Geddes Avenue
                      Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
                                                                January 2010
                      (734) 764-0478

Contact Dan Madaj • • (734) 763-4190                                 December 4, 2010

                                  Museum closed New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1

                                                            Free Teacher
                                                            Workshop on
                                                            Climate Change

Teachers who want to help their students understand the science around climate change are invited to

a free workshop on Thursday, January 21 from 4:30-8 p.m. at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Designed for teachers of grades 4-9, the workshop will help teachers understand the current evidence for
climate change and provide resources for their classroom teaching. The workshop will be facilitated by

Robin Frisch-Gleason, classroom teacher in the Ann Arbor Public Schools and an ANDRILL/ARISE Educa-

tor, and James Gleason, PhD, Research Scientist in the University of Michigan’s Department of Geological


The workshop is free, but registration is required. To register, call the U-M Exhibit Museum of Natural

History at (734) 764-0480. The Exhibit Museum is one of four partner museums nationwide participat-

ing in this climate change education program, including the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago,

and museums in Delaware and Anchorage, Alaska. The workshop will take place in the Undergraduate

Science Building at the University of Michigan. Directions and parking information will be provided upon

registration.                                                                                . . . more
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Called “C2S2: Climate Change Student Summit,” the program was created by ANDRILL (ANtarctic

geological DRILLing, a National Science Foundation science research team) and sponsored by funds from

NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration). C2S2 combines an in-depth teacher

training program with an exciting opportunity for students in grades 4-9 to participate in a Climate

Change Student Summit, where they will share their knowledge and research with students from local

schools and from other states, including Arctic schools in Alaska, via videoconference. The workshop

curriculum is based on NOAA’s new “Climate Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts,”

which correlates basic climate concepts to the National Science Standards and provides a framework for

teachers to use in their classrooms. Participating teachers will receive extensive materials, ideas, and cur-

riculum to use in their classrooms.

A second professional development workshop will be offered on February 6, and the Climate Change

Student Summit will take place in April. More information about these events will be available at the

January 21 workshop.

For more information, contact (734) 764-0480.

       Free Dinosaur Tours!                               Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm
   Attention dinosaur fans! Join us at 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays for a free, 30-minute docent-led

tour of the dinosaur exhibits. Sign up on the day of the tour. Limit: 15 people.

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                         Planetarium shows
                                          The Sky Tonight: Star Talk

                             Saturdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 11:30, 1:30 & 3:30;

                                Sundays, January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 at 1:30 & 3:30

Bright stars, constellations, planets, and telescopic objects in the current night sky will be discussed in this

live “star talk.” Then leave Earth and fly out into space to examine the planets in the current sky.

                                 Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
                                     Saturdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 12:30

Recorded narration by Liam Neeson. Features striking, immersive animations of the formation of the early

Universe, star birth and death, the collision of giant galaxies, and a simulated flight to a supermassive black hole.

                           IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System

                                      Saturdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 2:30;

                                    Sundays, January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 at 2:30

NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) was created to collect high-speed atoms to create a map of our

Solar System’s boundary. Narrated by two teenagers, audiences will hear from the scientists and engineers

who developed the IBEX mission and created the spacecraft, and get the latest updates on the mission’s


               All ages admitted. Planetarium prices are $5 for adults, seniors, & children.

                                                                                  About the Museum
                                                            The University of Michigan Exhibit Museum of Natural History is open
                                                            Monday through Saturday, 9 am-5 pm, and Sunday 12-5 pm.
                                                            The Museum is located at 1109 Geddes Avenue in Ann Arbor;
                          University of Michigan
                                                            the main entrance is one block west of Washtenaw Avenue.
                          1109 Geddes Avenue
                          Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079          Admission to the Museum is free for individuals and families; groups of
                   10 or more must call to make a reservation. For more information, call
                          (734) 764-0478                    (734) 764-0478. Visit our website—www.

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