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Nicolet College - Global warming teach-in Feb. 5 at Nicolet

Public invited to global warming
teach-in Feb. 5 at Nicolet


Nicolet College is inviting the public to join students and staff Thursday, Feb. 5, for the National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions.

More than 1,000 institutions in all 50 states are scheduled to take part in the teach-in.
The free event at Nicolet will feature 11 different presentations on different aspects of global warming.

The 30-minute sessions - one running every half hour - will include presentations on ways to limit automobile greenhouse gases, green building materials and practices, the science and ethics of global warming, a look at new electric recreational vehicles, along with several others. The sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Nicolet Theatre located in the Learning Resources Center on the Rhinelander campus. There will be a break from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"By looking at global warming from a variety of different perspectives, people will get a broader understanding of the many little things, and some big things, they can do in their own lives to reduce global warming," said Nicolet geology instructor Paul Ehlers, who is organizing the event along with Laura Wind-Norton, Nicolet economics instructor.

The teach-in also fits well with Nicolet's sustainability initiative, which focuses on teaching and adopting sustainable practices, Ehlers explained.

Nationally, the teach-in is being organized by two dozen prominent scientists, professors, energy and environmental experts, and community organizers. More than a million people across the country are expected to participate in the event.

Along with raising understanding of global warming issues, organizers are also working to enact U.S. policy to cut atmospheric carbon emissions and develop more clean energy alternatives.

For more information about the teach-in, visit

Nicolet College Session Schedule

8:00-8:30 a.m. - Is the Debate Over? - Paul Ehlers

8:30-9:00 a.m. - Amp Up Your Recreation: Electric Motors Not Just for Trolling Anymore - Jeff Eaton

9:00-9:30 a.m. - Change Must Start with Us: Economic Challenges & Opportunities - Laura Wind-Norton

9:30-10:30 a.m. - Panel Discussion: What has the Future Ever Done for Me? - Ann Munninghoff

10:30-11:00 a.m. - What Would Swampthing Think About Global Warming? - Shane Teter

11:00-11:30 a.m. - Can Solar Cells Spread Like Cell Phones? - Karen Barr

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Activities in LRC cafeteria area - automotive students, poster sessions

1:00-1:30 p.m. - Energy & Home Building Materials - Jeff Labs

1:30-2:30 p.m. - Heat: A Global Investigation (NOVA video) - Marc Boucher & Maureen McCloskey

2:30-3:30p.m. - Effect of China's Growing Affluence - Jim Honig & Roger Dorsey

Ongoing activities

Display/Poster sessions

Automotive students - Mark Switek
Physics students - Mike Ulmar