Air and Space - Airplanes and Rockets: Contrails - Clouds and Human Activity
Tuesday 05/24/2016
4:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades 6-12

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative 
at Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

PLEASE NOTE - This webinar has been rescheduled from Monday, April 25th to Tuesday, May 24th from 4-5 pm EDT. We apologize for the inconvenience.

This webinar focuses on cloud types, in particular contrails, and Earth's Energy Balance. This session will highlight the S'COOL and GLOBE programs with emphasis on student observations to conduct computer based statistical analysis. Clouds are the largest variable controlling Earth's atmospheric temperature and climate. Contrails, especially persistent contrails, represent a human-caused increase in high thin clouds in the Earth's atmosphere.

This webinar will touch on NGSS ESS1 and ESS2 as well as Math Common Core topics of Statistics and Probability.

Marilé Colón Robles is the Educator Professional Development Specialist at NASA Langley Research Center and serves the states of Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina. She creates and teaches professional development workshops for pre-service and in-service teachers as well as informal educators all over the country, delivering these opportunities in both English and Spanish and is part of the Students’ Cloud Observations On-Line (S’COOL) team delivering professional development on clouds and climate. Marilé began her career with NASA in 2010 as an Informal Educator where she curated and developed content for the Hispanic Education Initiative’s bilingual website, organized and hosted teacher professional development workshops, museum events, and STEM summer camps. She has also developed interactive STEM games and taught virtual lessons in Spanish to K-12 classrooms all over the country through NASA’s Digital Learning Network. Prior to joining NASA, Marilé was a graduate research assistant examining interactions between clouds and aerosols and their impact on Earth’s energy balance while earning her graduate degree in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.