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Are you seeking a K-12 professional development opportunity that will enhance your qualifications, competency, and
self-confidence in integrating Earth system science, climate, and global change your science classroom? The National
Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), offers a suite of distance learning courses that build upon our face-to-face
professional development workshops.

Climate Discovery is a series of six- and seven-week courses for middle and high school educators. The course offerings include:

2011 Schedule
Winter Term
Jan-Mar
Summer Term
June-Aug
Fall Term
Sept-Nov

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What teachers are saying about Climate Discovery:

"Great instructors who were responsive and enthusiastic, participants who were intelligent and thoughtful, with up-to-date content and activities"

"Thank you for offering such a great class! I can't wait to sign up for the other courses!"

"An excellent introduction to Earth System Science and also climate change issues. Everything was very relevant and appropriate."

"This was a very good course and quite worthwhile. A lot of work has gone into this by the developers. Thanks!"

What is an NCAR Online Education course?

The online courses, instructed by science education specialists, incorporate information about state-of-the-art research and modeling efforts of nationally renowned climatologists with classroom tested science inquiry activities. The online course experience features a high level of interactivity, tools for assessment , and effective community-building interactive technologies.

Still have questions about NCAR Online Education courses?

View our Frequently Asked Questions page.