Climate Change, Wayne RESA, and the ICCARS Project

On January 20, 2015, President Obama talked about Climate Change during his State of the Union address. To listen and watch the excerpt from the PresidentICCARS: Resources for Teaching Climate Change and Remote Sensing.



The ICCARS Project - The ICCARS Project, a NASA  funded project implemented at Wayne RESA, features an eCollaboratory which includes resources on climate change and remote sensing.  Resources include images, videos,  lesson plans, documents, tutorials, and more. The eCollaboratory features web-based geographic information system, a student observation database, and groupware for social networking to build the ICCARS supporting community. Facebook , Twitter , Picasa , Blogger and RSS feeds are used to build an integrated collaborative learning space where students and teachers share ideas, data, information and findings.


Professional Learning Community/Network -- ICCARS participants and any other educators who are interested in climate change and remote sensing, can participate in monthly sixty minute PLC/N's. The PLC/N's take place at 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM (Eastern Time) on the first or second Monday of the month, from September through May.  During this time, participants share what is going on in the classroom and gain information on climate change and remote sensing; along with question and answer periods.  To participate, both online and on the phone, please CLICK HERE .


Modules, Units and Lessons-- Over 48 instructional units produced using PBL methodology  , and 5E instructional model lesson planning grounded in inquiry and student led investigations, applying NASA image data and resources, and aligned with Michigan educational standards in earth science, biology, physics, mathematics, and/or other appropriate content areas.


Carbon Cycle Lessons -- This module of laboratory units allows students to explore different aspects of the Carbon Cycle. This module requires the use of Vernier Probes and either a TI - 84+ / CBL or a TI - nSpire.





"Climate Change Minute" Podcasts -- These Climate Change Minute Podcasts (over 80 of them) focus in on a unique aspect of Climate Change or Remote Sensing.  Each podcast is approximately two to three  minutes long.  Podcasts can be found at , or in the iTunes Store at

ICCARS_Icon_512_short NASA AEROKATS -- AEROKATS is an acronym for "Airborne Earth Research Obserservation Kites and Tethered Systems."  The ICCARS Projects uses "big kites" to observe the Earth.  Visit this link to learn more about AEROKATS, Aeropods and how you can do "your own" remote sensing.


105583main1_GlobalWarming_2060_t Climate Change Web Resources, including both websites and downloadable resources to make your teaching easier.

images Remote Sensing Web Resources, including both websites and downloadalbe resources that you can implement into your teaching.

ios iOS Resources -- iOS is a mobile operating system developed and distributed by Apple Inc. It supports iPhones, iPod Touches, iPads, and Apple TV.  Here you will find some of the best resources for the study of Climate Change and Remote Sensing, all in the palm of your hand.


mcc 4 Michigan Climate Coaltion -- The Michigan Climate Coalition (MCC) seeks to foster synergy through information, communication and action, in order to assist Michigan in responding to climate change.  The MCC was founded in November 2010 by MSU Climate Change Leadership Fellows and Michiganders from the public and private sectors – from NGOs, businesses, government, and educational institutions.  It is open to all with an interest in climate science, energy efficiency, sustainability and related disciplines.