Twelve middle and high school teachers will be on campus for the 5-day Global Change Teacher Institute, which has been offered annually since 2005. The institute provides a real-world study of the effects of global change on ecosystems, including the impacts of climatic change on forests–elevated carbon dioxide and ozone levels, nitrogen saturation, acid rain and invasive species.
Teachers will participate in the Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) Climate Change workshop and receive a copy of the new MEECS Climate Change Unit. The institute is partially supported by a National Science Foundation. Andrew Burton is the lead faculty instructor. The institute is coordinated by Joan Chadde and the Michigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach.