Sun, June 28, 2020 12:00 AM - Sat, July 11, 2020, 12:00 AM UBC Vancouver Campus. This course is part of the UBC Future Global Leaders Pre-University Program for high school students ages 15-18, and is offered at UBC Vancouver. This program offers the option to stay in a UBC student residence during the program or commute daily.
Travel through geological time to explore how climate has changed from the formation of the Earth to 100 years in the future. Learn how to identify different factors that determine the Earth’s climate, and investigate how greenhouse gasses affect the ocean and atmosphere, and the role of the ocean in the regulation of the climate. Understand the patterns of winds and current movement across the globe. Discover how different systems are connected to each other through global energy balance, and its effect on the structure of the ocean and atmosphere. Logically evaluate information from social media and political sources.
Who should take this course?
This course is ideal if you're interested in environmental sciences, green solutions or environmental engineering, or simply want to make better decisions for our society and planet.
YULIA EGOROVA, PhD Candidate, is a student in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia where she focuses on biological oceanography. Her project is aimed to provide crucial insights into biological and biochemical processes within open-ocean ecosystems.
For more information, call 604-822-1444 or visit https://extendedlearning.ubc.ca/programs/future-global-leaders