[pccgrads] Outreach Opportunity: Speaker Request for 9th & 10th Graders

Christine Baker cmbaker9 at uw.edu
Thu Oct 17 14:32:16 PDT 2019

Hello PCC,

Here is another great opportunity to talk to high school students.
Interlake High School is looking for 2-3 grad students or postdocs to speak
to 9th and 10th graders on November 15th. This would involve giving a talk
about climate change based on your research and experiences (see objectives

Please contact us if you are interested!



*From:* O'Byrne, Michael P <obyrnem at bsd405.org>
*Sent:* Monday, October 14, 2019 4:47 PM
*To:* Sarah Ragen <sragen at uw.edu>
*Subject:* RE: Request Speaker

Hi Sarah,

The students would rotate in to the theatre during their science class
periods We have a 7 period schedule. No we are not looking for 7
different speakers, but I think 1 speaker doing the same thing 7 times
might be too much for the speaker, so maybe 2-3 speakers who can deliver
the same presentation, or different presentations based on their research
and experiences.

The audience is primarily 9th and 10th grade students in Biology and

I think the objectives of the presentations could be things like:

1. Understanding what global climate change means and the context of
global warming
2. Mechanisms of the greenhouse effect and enhanced greenhouse
3. Evidence for global climate change
4. Dispelling myths about global climate change (I can cite a facebook
post that just showed up in my feed)
5. Exposure to the real work of a climate scientist; seeing the research
in the context of global climate change
6. Politics of global climate change (could be about international
efforts, changes in US funding, Washington state efforts, etc.)

We plan to use the theatre and there should be 90-120 students per period.
I think students would participate through questions to discuss with a
partner, estimating answers, etc.


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