Archived Lifelines Presentations

Click on the links below to view presentations about a variety of climate change education topics, originally presented to Lifelines PLC leaders via teleconference.  Presentations are available in video+audio (mp4) or audio-only (mp3) formats.  You can view the presentations 2 ways:

  1. In your browser, by clicking on one of the links below.  The video or audio file will open in a different browser tab or window.  (Note: You may need to have latest Quicktime and/or Flash plugins installed in your browser to play these files)  -OR-

  2. With a media player of your choice on your computer, by "right-clicking" on one of the links below and selecting "Save link as..." to save the mp3 or mp4 file to a folder on your computer.  To view the presentation, find the file and open it with the media player of your choice.  (Note: This method can only be used for presentations recorded after August 8, 2011)

2013 January 29, Tue, 4pm PST (7pm EST)


SESSION RECORDINGS: Movie (27 Mb; 39 min); Audio only (5 Mb)

Capture observations of sky and ground conditions at the same time that an Earth observation satellite is overhead and submit it to a Space Science and Engineering Center server at University of Wisconsin-Madison help ground-truth—check the quality of the cloud products created from the satellite data. In return, get the satellite image that was captured at your location, anywhere in the world.

CIMSS iPad Library -

(CIMSS = Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies)

photo of Margaret Mooney
Margaret Mooney
University of Wisconsin - Madison

2013 January 14

Introduction to the Detroit Climate Action Collaborative

presented by Dominic Smith and Kimberly Hill.

2012 December 13, 7pm EST (4pm PST).

There's no such thing as a free megawatt:
The Marcellus Shale as a gateway drug to
energy literacy

Dr. Duggan-Haas, Senior Education Research Associate, Museum of the Earth at the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, NY.
If you have questions about this presentation, contact: Don Duggan-Haas

RECORDING: Movie (81 Mb; 62 min); Audio only (7 Mb)

Links pertinent to the presentation:

Abstract: In the states of New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio, people are suddenly very interested in where their energy comes from. Is fracking bad for the environment? Yes, but so is every other way we get energy on a large scale. This presentation delves into the questions: Where does our energy come from now? What new energy sources are on the horizon? How do the environmental, social and economic impacts of slickwater high-volume hydraulic fracturing compare? Is there a connection between increased reliance on natural gas for electricity and the US's drop in carbon emissions to 1992 levels for the first quarter of this year? What can deeper understandings of the energy system tell us about our energy choices?

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Dr. Don Duggan-Haas, Museum of the Earth at the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, NY

Don currently serves as Chair of the Geological Society of America's Geoscience Education Division; and has played an active role in the development of the Next Generation Science Standards.

Dr. Duggan-Haas's research is currently focused upon using place-based and inquiry-oriented approaches to teaching and learning to build deep understandings of Earth system science and especially the big ideas that define the discipline.

2012 Dec 10. Laura Holladay of GLISA (Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments) Center presented to the ICCARS (Investigation Climate Change and Remote Sensing) PLC 
[Download Movie—16 Mb].

 2012 November 20, 4pm PST.
(originally scheduled for Oct 30, but postponed due to power out from hurricane Sandy)

Picture Post

Presentation recording (64 min unedited) :
(54Mb; .mp4) --||-- Audio only (8Mb; mp3)

Pictures of the same location provide a wealth of information and data to monitor changing environmental conditions. Picture Post provides a way to create a stable platform for people use digital cameras to take repeat photographs of not just one scene, but the complete 360 degree landscape in less than a minute. Picture Post is a part of the Digital Earth Watch (DEW) network that supports environmental monitoring by citizens, students and community organizations through digital photography and satellite imagery. Learn how teachers and students can contribute use digital images in a growing archive of images aimed at measuring environmental change. At the Picture Post website people can upload their pictures for others to view:
Annette Schloss,
University of New Hampshire
2012 September 25 4pm PDT.

Using MovieTracker Software

Presentation recording (1hr 18 min unedited; includes about 10 minutes people arriving) : Movie (63Mb; .mp4) --||-- Audio only (9Mb; mp3)

MovieTracker has tools similar to AnalyzingDigitalImages, but applied to movies instead of still images. Includes tools for:
  • enhancing and measuring color in images
  • measuring spatial elements in images
  • making color masks
  • analyzing time series of images

Applications for classroom can entail changing speed and/or direction of the movie. Examples: measuring angle of sunrise, water waves, changes in shadow directions, cloud movements, polarization of light reflecting from leaves, motion of objects (under gravity, air resistance, friction, circular motion...), crystal growth, plant growth.

You can download the software from the
Global Systems Science website:
John Pickle,
MA high school teacher and software creator
 2012 June 13   4pm PDT
Eyes On Earth
by Kevin Hussey, Manager
Visualization Technology Applications and Development
Office of Communications and Education
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology

Eyes on Earth ( allows users to "travel in time" and see NASA Earth-observing satellite simulations in 3D, images, and data for air temperature, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, sea level, ozone, ice and water. Get the insider's scoop on the capabilities of this exciting website.
[Right click to download large video files (Save Link As):]
  • Whole Presentation (159 Mb; 59:26; mp4)
  • Part 1 (9 Mb; 4:26; Quicktime) Introduction
  • Part 2 (15 Mb; 5:15; Quicktime) Finding Satellites
  • Part 3 (13 Mb; 3:32; Quicktime) Satellite Sizes
  • Part 4 (10 Mb; 1:52; Quicktime) Image of the Day
  • Part 5 (29 Mb; 7:10; Quicktime) Carbon Monoxide data sets
  • Part 6 (57 Mb; 15:11; QT) GRACE gravimetric data; rainfall, sea level
  • Part 7 (9 Mb; 4:05; Quicktime) CO2, 3D, Eyes on the Solar System
  • Part 8 (33 Mb; 17:50; Quicktime) Question/Answer time
See also Eyes on the Solar System -
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Kevin J Hussey 
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2012 May 9

PASCO iPad Presentation
by Korey Champe

Presentation is archived (75 min):
Video+Audio; Audio only

2011 November 3

Earth Exploration Toolbook

Presentation is archived (75 min): Video+AudioAudio only
Tamara Ledley photo
Tamara Ledley
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2011 Sep 27.

My NASA Data

Preston Lewis <preston.lewis {@}>

Presentation is archived (75 min): Video+AudioAudio only
Preston Lewis from MyNASAdata
2011 June 14.

Using Digital Earth Watch (DEW) Software

Presentation is archived (75 min): Video+AudioAudio only

You can download the DEW software from the
Global Systems Science website:
[click on software button]
2011 May 18. website

Presentation is archived (75 min): Video+AudioAudio onl

Jim Callahan, Organizer/Coordinator for
2011 Apr 6.

Alliance for Climate Education (ACE)
Sparking young mind to care about climate change

Presentation vid+audio; audio-only (40 min)
Q&A vid+audio; audio-only (14 min)

Update 2011 Nov 15: This week, ACE celebrated the achievement in under 3 years of reaching 1 million students nationwide through its award-winning climate science education program. See:
  1. 1 min thank you video from ACE staff around the country
  2. A  feature celebrating ACE's milestone in Think Progress
  3. Testimonials from ACE's fans & donors about what makes us "awesome"

Matt Lappé <matt.lappe{@}>, Program officer for ACE; 720-542-9815
2011 Mar 16.

The NASA Global Climate Change Website

Laura Faye Tenenbaum, education specialist for the climate communication team at JPL/NASA, and adjunct faculty at Glendale Community College.

Presentation archive
Part 1 desktop+audio; audio-only (33 min)
Part 2 desktop+audio; audio-only (32 min)
2011 Feb 23.

(Accessing Satellite Data Pertinent to Climate Change)

Annette Schloss, Univ of New Hampshire.

EOS Webster presentation archive:
vid+audio; audio-only (54 min)
2010 Sep 22.
Overview of the NASA Lifelines GCCE Project

For archive, see attachments at the bottom of Alan's Leader page 
 Alan Gould, UC Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science, Director of Global Systems Science.

2011 Mar 13: Alan Gould and John Erickson 
Presentation at NSTA San Francisco 
Audio-enhanced PDF (This is a ZIP file containing PDF and all audio files.
Open all the audio files and put them next to the PDF window. Play them as desired for each slide)

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