Dr. Christine Hatch takes climate change model to middle school students

Christine Hatch, UMass extension associate professor in geosciences, talks about the “stream table” during the Climate Change Carnival at Amherst Regional Middle School. Source: Hampshire Gazette STAFF PHOTOS/CAROL LOLLIS

Dr. Christine Hatch recently brought the department's stream table to students at Amherst Regional Middle School as part of their Climate Change Carnival. “This is a good thing to learn about,” said Elannah Brennan, 14, of Amherst, after working with other students to form the riverbeds as the water was unleashed. “These models show how rivers change, and we’re doing different scenarios of how man-made things affect it.” Read more...

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