Goals for Learning to Research project and Summer Institute

What do I want to get out of the “From Learning to Research project and the summer Institute”?

First I would like to gain more knowledge about tree phenology and apply it to our research on Alaska Climate using bud moisture content of Alaska paper birch buds to predict when bud burst would occur.Then provide an opportunity for my students to present their findings at the 2013 GLOBE conference.

Second, to increase my technology skill level so that I can enhance the student learning experience by allowing the students to use more tools to assist them on their research projects.

Third increase my knowledge about climate change, its effects on the Earth and how our daily lives have or will change.

Fourth would like to increase my network of resources from scientists to teachers that can assist my on present and future research projects.

Fifth learn about and incorporate additional hands-on activities associated with climate change.