Workshop on Ozone, UV Radiation, and be held in summer 2001 to share project results and Health Effects build long-term curriculum opportunities. This work- A faculty workshop, "Climate Change Effects: UV shop is sponsored by a Geoscience Education grant Radiation and Health Risk," is being offered by the from the National Science Foundation. The workshop Desert Research Institute and the Science and Public leaders are Melanie Wetzel (associate research profes- Policy Institute during 29 July-2 August 2000 in sor, Desert Research Institute, University and Com- Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This workshop is spe- munity College System of Nevada) and Rebecca cifically designed to provide field training and instruc- Steffens, MPH (director of Research, Science and tional materials related to the scientific assessment and Public Policy Institute, Washington, D.C.). For more increasing risks of ultraviolet (UV) exposure caused information or to apply for participation, contact M. by ozone depletion. The objective of the program is Wetzel (970-879-8796 or firstname.lastname@example.org). • to enhance geoscience education linkages between community colleges and four-year colleges. We invite participation of teams of two faculty (at least one from a community college, and the other from the same college or another nearby four-year or two-year col- lege). We also invite instructor/student teams from two-year colleges. Faculty who are teaching in fields such as environmental sciences, meteorology, biology, health, geography, medicine, zoology, chemistry, for- estry, and similar areas are all encouraged to partici- pate. The workshop will include hands-on use of UV monitoring equipment; lectures on the physical and chemical processes leading to ozone depletion and in- creased UV radiation; demonstration of CD- and Web- based sources of instructional materials on UV climatology, ozone trends, and health effects; and group development of curriculum plans that can be used in a wide range of environmental, health and sci- ence courses. A network of the college teams from around the country will thus be established, provid- ing data and analysis of regional UV trends and health risk through course activities during the coming year. The workshop will be held in Steamboat Springs (northwest Colorado) at the Colorado Mountain Col- lege campus and the Desert Research Institute's mountaintop Storm Peak Laboratory. Airline and van shuttle service is available from Denver. The work- shop fee is $50. Meals and lodging will be provided. Lodging arrangements for family members can be accommodated. Graduate credit in atmospheric sci- JOSS-WALDVOGEL Disdrometer ences is also offered for this workshop from the Uni- by Distromet Ltd. versity of Nevada, Reno. A follow-up conference will 16 75 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
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Published: Jul 1, 2000
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