NASA’s Big Mission to Study Earth’s Ocean
Laura Faye Tenenbaum, Earth Science Communication Team, NASA
Global climate change, global warming, sea level rise, and ice mass loss are defining issues of our time. In fact, most of the understanding we have about Earth’s climate comes from a fleet of over 20 NASA satellites and instruments that monitor sea level, precipitation, ice sheets, global temperature, and other key indicators around the clock.
EarthEcho Classroom Resources:
- Virtual Field Trip: Engineering Ocean Solutions
- Urbanized Water Cycle Lesson Plan
- Rain Check Action Guide
Additional Classroom Resources:
About the Presenter
Laura Faye Tenenbaum is an innovator in science communication and a member of the Earth Science Communications Team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she is responsible for creating content for the climate website Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet and the Earth Right Now blog. Her team won five Webby Awards, the Internet industry’s highest honor, for Best Science Website. She has also held a faculty position in the Physical Science Department at Glendale Community College for the last 13 years.
About the Teach-In
The National Biodiversity Teach In is a webinar series for classrooms designed to bring awareness to the importance of biodiversity. Created by Deb Perryman’s AP Environmental Science class at Elgin High School in response to the story of Martha, the last passenger pigeon, the goal is to bring stories of biodiversity to classrooms and individuals around the globe.
Originally conceived as a week-long event, this year the Teach-In will take place every Friday in February. Friday, February 12th will be presented by EarthEcho International with a day of ocean themed webinars, featuring Philippe Cousteau Jr. at 12pm CST.