JPL Scientists to Share Research at Free Climate Day Event

View of Earth This view of Earth comes from NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer aboard the Terra satellite. Image credit: NASA/JPL
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March 23, 2010

WHAT: JPL Climate Day 2010 will bring students, educators and the general public together with scientists and other climate experts for a free, educational and fun event about Earth's changing climate.

Researchers and other representatives from NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, universities and additional organizations will speak on various aspects of climate change. Topics include the effects of greenhouse gases and clouds on climate, the difference between weather and climate, the role of the ocean in global warming, and how scientists study Earth's climate from space. Attendees may participate in hands-on activities; view exhibits, demonstrations and student presentations; play Climate Jeopardy and other games; and get information on careers and resources for teachers and community members. See http://climate.nasa.gov/ClimateDay for more information.
 
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 26, and Saturday, March 27. The Friday event is open only for students and educators, grades 6 through 12, and pre-registration is required. The Saturday event is open to everyone, with no pre-registration required.

One highlight will be a Public Town Hall, "Our Changing Climate: The Latest from NASA's Eyes on the Earth," on Saturday, March 27, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. JPL and Scripps scientists will present their latest research on Earth's atmosphere, ocean, ice, ecosystems and ancient climate and take audience questions.
 
WHO: In addition to students, educators and the public, participants include scientists and others from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.; NOAA's National Weather Service, Oxnard, Calif.; Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego; The Climate Project, Nashville, Tenn.; Glendale Community College, Glendale, Calif.; the State University of New York College at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY; and Fox 11 News, Los Angeles. Climate Day 2010 is presented by JPL in partnership with the Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence-West and NOAA's National Weather Service.
 
WHERE: Pasadena Convention Center, Conference Center, Lower Level, 300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, Calif. 91101.

Alan Buis 818-354-0474
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
alan.buis@jpl.nasa.gov

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