Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society

We are a dynamic and visionary organization committed to improving people’s lives in our community through the transforming power of chemistry.  We strive to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren counties.

Climate Change Workshop

Saturday 25 January 2014

This event has already taken place. For a list of upcoming events, see our events page.

Rood Hall computer lab
Western Michigan University
Free (Registration required)

Space is limited, if you are interested in participating or learning more, please contact:

Steve Bertman, Professor of Chemistry

In collaboration with the Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society, several faculty experts from the Western Michigan University (WMU) Climate Change Working Group will provide training on global climate change in a free half-day workshop held at WMU on January 25th. Experts will work closely with participants to provide an interdisciplinary introduction and lead hands-on computer-based exercises on four major aspects of climate change:

  1. The Scientific Basis of Climate Change.
  2. Effects of Climate Change on Ecosystem and Human Health.
  3. Climate Change Mitigation: The Roles of Personal Behaviors and Alternate Energy Technologies.
  4. Social Responses to Climate Change: Economic and Political Considerations.

This first workshop is being offered primarily to faith community leaders and other educators. Subsequent workshops reaching out to the local troops of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America and educators from the Kalamazoo Public Schools are planned for February 1st and February 22nd respectively. For all of the workshops, participation by other community members will be welcomed, space permitting. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.