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Office Closed on Fridays through May 2022

Our office will be closed on Fridays in May as we get ready to move our office location in June 2022. Email us (wsu.whatcom@wsu.edu) or leave us a message on our voicemail (360-778-5806) so we can return your inquiry, as soon as possible. Thank you! We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please note: As the “Move Day” gets closer, we may need to close additional days.

Weather Watchers

Weather Watchers
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EXPLORER
Skill Level: One

Mountains
Mountains

Activity:

Measuring Temperature, Wind and Rain

 

Objective:  Collect  consistent and accurate data collection with self created data tools
Science Skills:  data collection, confirming data against multiple sources
Life Skills:  critical thinking

ENGAGER
Skill Level: Two

Child dressed as Statue of Liberty holding energy efficient light bulb
Photo by Melissa Ludtke, Sprouts of Hope, Roots & Shoots

Activity:

Exploring Climate Change and Public Perceptions

 

Objectives: Explain the concept of ‘sources’ and ‘sinks’ as they relate to CO2, use an indicator solution (BTB) to reveal the presence of CO2 and understand the differences between animal and fossil fuel sources of global CO2.
Science Skills: Collecting Data, Measuring, Summarizing
Life Skills: Critical thinking, wise use of resources

CITIZEN-SCIENTIST
Skill Level: Three

Composite of a mountain range and a map of mountains
Photo by Melissa Ludtke, Sprouts of Hope, Roots & Shoots

Activity:

Presenting the Facts & Taking Action

 

Objective: Research and communicate current data and information on climate change evidence.
Science Skills: Collecting and Interpreting Data
Life Skills:  Cooperation, Communication, Responsible Citizenship