GLACIER GK-12


2015-2016

Third time is a charm. This year I will work with BU Fellow Sanjay who is working on his PhD in acoustics. Sanjay's a mechanical engineer who worked for Bose and Bosch for awhile before returning to school to work on his degree. Together we will design several new lessons on Global Change to teach this year. 

2012-2013

I had the opportunity to work with Fellow David York . Together we develop multiple Global Change science and engineering lessons. David brought his skills and knowledge in chemistry to the classroom and created several dynamic, hands on lesson. 

December 1. 2011

We are beginning the process of developing questions to send down to the Antarctica. 


October 13, 2011

On Friday, October 14, Sean MacKay and Jen Lamp, both PhD students at Boston University will present to the 7/8 students at Lawrence on their upcoming research trip to the McMurdo Dry Valley in Antarctica. 

Here is a video of Dr. David Marchant's work in the McMurdo Dry Valley


August 2011

My head is full of climate change research after two weeks and over 10 lectures as a participant in the Boston University Glacier GK-12 Summer 2011 Program. Here’s few of the topics we covered.

  • Energy Audits
  • Geography & Environment Climate Connections
  • Climate Change in MA
  • Urban Metabolism
  • Marine Ecosystems
  • Energy Economics
  • Remote Sensing and Landsat
  • Understanding Climate Change using functional data analysis
  • GIS and Mapping
  • BU Research in Antartica
I worked along side Ken Takagi, a BU Fellow and PhD Candidate in Earth Science with a focus on Hydrology and Geochemistry, developing a science unit on soil science and conservation. We combined some new material with concepts already in my curriculum to create, what I hope will be, engaging inquiry based lessons to implement this next school year. You can have a look at our work by clicking on the links below.

To read more about the GLACIER program at Boston University click HERE
To visit the NSF GK-12  site click HERE