Local Solutions: Eastern Regional Climate Preparedness Conference
Keynote Speaker: Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org and the Schumann Distinguished Professor in Residence at Middlebury College in Vermont. He is a 2014 recipient of the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel.’ He has written a dozen books about the environment, including his first, The End of Nature, published 25 years ago, and his most recent, Oil and Honey.
Sampling of the Summit
Opening Panel: How can we build community resilience through education?
Track I: How can your school contribute to community resilience?
- Complexity Builds Resilience: Building Oyster Reefs and Community Connections
- Nature-Based Guides to Effective Teaching and Learning
- Become an Energy Savings Superhero
- Earthling Power: How Nature Study & Play Shape Our Understanding of Community
- Examining student identity and agency in relation to climate change: A case study with 6th grade learners
- A Place-based, Educational Videogame for Building Awareness and Motivation around Climate Change with High School students: “Future Delta 2.0”
Track II: How can we educate in our local communities to build resilience?
- Community Climate Change Fellowship Program: Building climate change resilience at the community level
- Living Shore: Building Resiliency through Education and Collaboration on the Eastern Shore of Virginia
- What’s the “Sweatuation?”: An informal approach to climate change outreach and network building
- Education about and Toward Resilience: Examples from NYC post-Hurricane Sandy
Professional Training Workshops
- Climate Change Integration Module: A STEM Integration Tool for Teacher Education Curricula
- Resilience, Adaptation, and Climate Communication: Applying research findings to environmental education programs
- Climate Justice and Community Resilience: An Interactive Dialogue
Collaborative Activity: How Can We Make Change?
Climate Change Education Field Trip
- Guided Activities at Towson University’s Center for STEM Excellence at the Columbus Center
Participant Forum: What’s Next?