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Teaching International activities: Film on climate change, field trip

National Geographic Museum, Washington, DC
3/15/2010 —

The Teaching International program at Penn State Greater Allegheny adopted the theme of East Asia and the environment for the 2009-2010 academic years.  As the spring semester is near mid-term, the program is hosting a film to explore global warming and climate change.  Also, a field trip is planned to Washington, D.C.

According to the Web site, www.bullfrogfilms.com, “Climate change is already here. In another decade, the damage will be irreversible.” A film that explores the affects of climate change is titled, Weather Report, and will be available for the Greater Allegheny campus community to view Tuesday, March 16 from 12:15-1:15 in Frable 117. 

On the above Web site, the film is described as, “a sneak peek into the future. This year-long road trip takes us around the world, to places where global warming is having an immediate effect. We meet people for whom climate change already has life-and-death implications.  Weather Report brings us the powerful human stories of people in Kenya, India, Canada, the Arctic, China, and Montana where people's lives have already been dramatically altered by the global crisis that will soon affect us all.”

Teaching International also planned a day trip to the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. to see the Terra Cotta Warriors Exhibit.  A charter bus will depart campus at 6:15 a.m., Saturday, March 20, and returns late evening.  Cost to students for this trip is only $5, but they must register ahead to get a ticket.  Register in person with Nancy Egan in Frable 201.  There are a limited number of tickets available.

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