AMS Climate Studies Course Implementation at TAMUK
The course implementation workshop in Washington D.C. in May 2013 was very helpful and informative. There were plenty of opportunities to hear from expert speakers on topics such global change and sustainability and this will provide further training on how to convey this information to the students a TAMUK. There were also opportunities to visit facilities such as NASA and NOAA which provide imagery and data used in the Climate Studies course. Visiting these facilities can only enhance the instructor's ability to lead in-class discussion on topics involving data and imagery from these sites. Networking with other instructors planning on implementing the AMS Climate Studies course material was also a plus and provided a group of other people that could be called on if there were any questions on teaching the course.
The Climate Studies course is offered at within our department twice a year at TAMUK to principally non-science majors taking the course to fulfill general education requirements in science. TAMUK serves a predominantly Hispanic student body (62%) as well as underrepresented students principally from the South Texas region.