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Tim Muhich is a PhD student in the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan, co-advised by Drs. Michaela Zint and Kai Zhu. He graduated from Michigan State University in 2012 with a BS in Biological Sciences, minoring in Chemistry, and a BS in Zoology with a concentration in Marine Biology before teaching high school chemistry and climate change classes for a decade. Tim’s research interests revolve around how to increase access to high-quality climate change educational experiences for high school students. Tim is currently working on projects related to phenology and climate education for biology students, as well as how to implement interdisciplinary climate education programs at the high school level.  Outside of academic pursuits, Tim is an avid canoeist, sailor, and hobby potter.  

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In the fall of 2022 we published a paper on our experiences teaching an interdisciplinary semester long course to high school students on climate change.  This paper is a good place to start when looking at starting a climate change course at your school. 

See press release here: 

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Since 2021, I have been the advisor for the High School Climate Symposium, which is hosted by the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center.  This year the symposium will be online, and open to all high school students and teachers.  This is a good opportunity to learn more about climate science, justice, and action with other students and teachers.  

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During Covid induced virtual learning, I made recordings for my students to watch asynchronously before Zoom discussions.  While remote and hands off instruction is not the ideal way to learn about the topic, the videos may still prove useful. 

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