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Online climate science course for teachers begins Oct. 14

October 2, 2013 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN – An online graduate course for teachers called “Plant and Animal Response to a Changing Climate” begins Oct. 14.

The three-credit Earth sciences course runs through Dec. 8 and is designed for high school and community college instructors who want to increase their knowledge of how ecosystems are responding to changes in the climate system. The course also provides information on developing class activities about how climate change is impacting plants and animals.

The course was developed by the Montana Institute on Ecosystems and Extended University's National Teachers Enhancement Network. The instructor is Dave McWethy, an IoE faculty member and assistant research professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at Montana State University.

Tuition for the course is $270. Four scholarships are available to Montana tribal college faculty and high school teachers who serve reservation communities in Montana (scholarships will cover all but $50). The application deadline is Oct. 9. Apply online at:

To register for the course, visit

Contact: Suzi Taylor, MSU Extended University, (406) 994-7957,