GLBRC Education & Outreach NewsletterJune 2011
Highlighted Resources

We've revised and revamped some of our existing activities.Please take a look at the new and improved versions.


Investigating the Carbon Cycle in Field Systems 

Following carbon from the atmosphere to plants to the roots to the soil and back to the atmosphere involves a complex series of interactions. The set of activities helps students break down components of the carbon cycle to model and measure carbon as it moves through different parts of this system. The activities are broken down into two main categories, 1. atmosphere to plant -- with a focus on photosynthesis and carbon sequestration in roots; and 2. soil to atmosphere--with a focus on soil microbial activity that decomposes plant material and returns carbon to the atmosphere.


Global Energy Flows 

Students analyze data detailing global energy sources and sinks (uses) and construct a diagram to show the relative scale and the connections between them. Discussion of scale, historical, socio-environmental and geographic variation in this data and implications for future energy use are included.

New GLBRC Research-Oriented Newsletter

GLBRC communications is now producing a quarterly newsletter with research and event updates from Center.  See a sample newsletter and sign up by clicking here.


Contact Information


Feel free to contact us with questions or feedback at education@glbrc.wisc.edu or call 608-890-2828.  If you know others who would like to be added to this list, please send their contact information to education@glbrc.wisc.edu including name, e-mail address, institutional affiliation, city, and state.




GLBRC is supported by the Department of Energy and DOE Bioenergy Research Centers 



 Upcoming Events & Professional Development Opportunities

For details on the events below, please visit our website calendar.


June 20-24, 2011-GK-12 Summer Workshop, Kellogg Biological Station, Gull Lake, MI


June 20-25, 2011-Bioenergy Institute for Educators, Madison, WI


June 29, 2011-WAAE, Wisconsin Association of Agriculture Educators, Green Bay, WI


August 21-26, 2011-International Short Course on Biofuels, E. Lansing, MI



We encourage you to visit our website at least once a month to look for new materials we have posted. http://www.glbrc.org/education 


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