WAAE Annual Conference: Climate Change and Agriculture

WAAE Annual Conference: Climate Change and Agriculture

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 8:00am to Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 5:00pm
Appleton, WI

WAAE (Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators) is a professional organization made up of middle school, high school and post-secondary agriculture teachers. WAAE isdedicated to agricultural educators in developing knowledge and sharpening skills about the ever-evolving agricultural industry.

Join us at the 2017 WAAE annual conference as we present the following workshop:

Title: Fighting Climate Change through Production Agriculture

Description: In September of 2016, the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere permanently surpassed 400 parts per million for the first time in the history of human existence. As a greenhouse gas, increasing levels of CO2 are leading to changes in climate that may have profoundly negative impacts on production agriculture. However, production agriculture is also one of the best options available for slowing the rise of atmospheric CO2 levels. Attendees in this workshop will use hands-on activities to explore the threats that rising CO2 levels have on agriculture and showcase labs and lessons that you can conduct with your students to help them understand the role that agriculture will play in fighting climate change. Attendees will leave the session with hands-on lessons and materials they can utilize in Agriscience, Biotechnology and Natural Resources classes.

Author/presenter: Craig Kohn