• Professional Development

Target Grade Level

  • 6-8
  • 9-12

Target Subject Area

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Accessing Evidence of New Jersey’s Changing Climate

Provider: Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist
Cost: Free
Formats: Online: Asychronous, Online: Synchronous
Date Offered: July 12, 2022, 3-5PM EDT
Length of Time: 2 hours
Continuing Education Credit: Not Available
Register for the workshop here! New Jersey’s climate has changed, as evidenced by long-term observational data records. This evidence is needed to identify viable solutions for the impacts of climate change across our state. However, accessing local observational data can be a challenge, and preparing the data for students in various grade levels can also be a challenge. In this workshop, participants will learn how to access New Jersey focused climate data and identify ways to integrate the data into their science, math, and social studies courses in grades 6-12.
About the Organization

Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist

The Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist serves as the State focal point for activities pertaining to the climate of New Jersey. Dr. David A. Robinson, New Jersey State Climatologist, directs the Office, which is associated with the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and the Center for Environmental Prediction, which is based within the Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University. The responsibilities of the Office are to collect and archive climate data, maintain an active research program pertaining to New Jersey climate, and (through various outreach programs) provide climate education and information to the citizens of New Jersey.
Organization Qualifications
The Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist (ONJSC) is home to NJ climate data records that go back 100+ years, and the state climatologist, Dr. David Robinson, has been the go-to person communicating about climate change and NJ's weather and climate for over thirty years. Dr. Missy Holzer has developed activities and provided standards-focused outreach that utilize the data available from the ONJSC. This workshop proposes to connect more schools with locally relevant data they can use to address the new climate change standards in NJ.