Free Smithsonian Online Conference on Climate Change

The Smithsonian is addressing the global challenge of climate change with special exhibitions and ongoing research. You can participate in these investigations and deepen your understanding through the Smithsonian Online Education Conference: Climate Change.

LearningTimes is very pleased to invite you to another unique online
conference sponsored by the Smithsonian.

The “Smithsonian Education Online Conference on Climate Change” is
three-day, free, education online conference taking place September 29
through October 1, 2009. Visit the site now at:

 “Climate Change” sessions will be of special interest to educators,
entire classrooms of engaged students, and to the general public.
Throughout the conference, participants will explore Smithsonian
research and collections related to the evidence, impact, and response
to climate change. Alongside Smithsonian scientists and curators, you
will look at the issues surrounding climate change from the perspectives
of science, history, and art. 
The conference will show the depth of research that the Smithsonian can
bring to a current problem. Smithsonian scientists and other experts
will lead participants in explorations of Smithsonian research on this
important issue via live interactive presentations, moderated forums and

All of the conference sessions will be recorded for later viewing via
the Web at: 

Among the many presenters are: 
  • Bert Drake, senior scientist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research
    Center, who leads two major studies of the impact of atmospheric carbon
    dioxide on ecosystems 
  • Scott Wing, paleontologist at the National Museum of Natural History,
    who specializes in prehistoric plant life and its reactions to climate
  • Charles Duncan, collections specialist at the Archives of American
    Art, who will explore the intersections of art, communications, and
  • Tricia Edwards, educator at the Lemelson Center at the National Museum
    of American History, who will focus on the work of young inventors
    concerned with sustainability issues.
Registration is open to everyone at:

which also features a blog about climate change and an archive of the
first online conference, “Abraham Lincoln,” which attracted more than
3,000 participants on six continents.

September 23, 2009  |   LearningTimes News

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