Local Solutions: Eastern Regional Climate Preparedness Conference

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Keynote Speaker: Bill McKibben

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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.

Agenda

Sampling of the Summit

Opening Panel: How can we build community resilience through education?

Informational Sessions

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?

Advisory Committee

Education Summit
News & Resources

Verification of six hours of professional development will be available for educators who would like it
Advancing Climate Change Environmental Education: Resources and Suggestions
Climate Change Digital Media Literacy Kit
Gary’s Corner
Additional Resources
2016 Updated Book List
What are youth leaders around the world doing about climate change?Find out here!
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For more information, contact:
Susan Jane Gentile, Department of Environmental Studies,
Antioch University New England
sgentile@antioch.edu

USPESD

In collaboration with the
US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development

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