Join the Science Council of New York City for their 39th Annual Conference on Saturday, April 8th. This year's theme is "Science Education: Preparing for Success."
Highlights of the Conference:
Keynote Address: Is the Earth Warming or Cooling? Ice Ages and Climate Change
Special workshops planned for new and in service science teachers on understanding of current assessment system
CTLE Credit required for mandatory PD hours required by NYSED will be available for selected workshops as noted in the final program and website updates
Informal educational resources available for NYC including museums, zoos, aquariums, environmental and National parks
Information about textbooks, educational materials, programs and ideas
Commercially developed educational workshops
Easy access via many major subway lines and the NJ PATH system
Exhibition Hall featuring books, programs, and classroom materials
Hot buffet luncheon available
Keynote Speaker: Athanasios Koutavas:Man-made climate change is considered by many the most vexing environmental problem of our time. In this talk I will place this issue in a broader scientific context and argue that much of the anxiety surrounding it is unnecessary and counterproductive. Climate Change is a real phenomenon but must be viewed in a proper philosophical and scientific context which acknowledges that we live on a dynamic planet, where changing natural phenomena and environmental perturbations are part of the natural order.