TC3 CLIMATE CHANGE PROJECT Name Period
CRITERIA SHEET Today‟s Date
Taborhagen Climate C
Change Conference 2010
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: January 12, 2010
Criteria for Paper Submission are as follows:
Create tri-fold, poster, or multi-page brochure (hereafter referred to as “the project”)
to present at the Conference
Project is research-based. Use of citations is required. Failure to do so will result in
full penalty of the law in accordance with TCCC bylaw TSNP 10:21a.
» Citation list with correct citation formatting to be included as addendum
» Internet resource citations must include brief reasoning as to why each
particular site was used
Each Project must address the following topics:
What is global warming?
What is evidence of global climate change?
Research an article on web or magazine – present summary and lessons learned
» Original article must be attached as addendum
How will climate change affect you in the years to come?
In addition, each Project must address at least two (2) of the following options:
What is Portland, as a city, doing about climate change?
What is Oregon, as a state, doing about climate change?
What are the United States doing about climate change?
What are issues, successes, problems at COP15 United Nations Climate Change
Conference in Copenhagen?
What can YOU do to mitigate, or lessen, global warming, including detailed analysis
of impacts of personal change
How will the Pacific Northwest be affected by global warming?
What are effects on life forms due to climate change? Provide multiple examples.
How has the atmosphere changed over time, and how much faster is it changing in
the last 100 years?
Factors affecting climate, and „normal‟ climate conditions (by request only)
Other specific requests can be researched, pending approval by TCCC Director.
Intended Goals/Objectives for Taborhagen Climate Change Conference include (in
whole or in part):
» Describe the composition of Earth‟s atmosphere, how it has changed over
time, and implications for the future.
» Explain the causes of patterns of atmospheric and oceanic movement and
the effects on weather and climate.
» Analyze evidence for geologic, climatic, environmental, and life form
changes over time.
» Evaluate natural processes and human activities that affect global
environmental change and suggest and evaluate possible solutions to
Additional Criteria specific to Taborhagen Locale:
Level 4 Quality Project – scored academically and on effort – major component of
2nd quarter grade
At least 6 full days of in-class time devoted to project; additional time requirements
outside of class are recommended
Scoring rubric to be generated in part by participants and will be provided upon
Creativity is encouraged – perhaps you are representing a non-profit organization, or
presenting university research, maybe even a parent group of concerned citizens
Basic supplies will be supplied by TCCC
Poster or tri-fold may be multi-dimensional, i.e. flaps, windows, etc.
You will be expected to provide a brief presentation of Project to Conference
participants highlighting key concepts/ideas
Outside audiences may be invited to attend Conference
Funding Organization Acknowledgement of Participation – Due by December 18. 2009