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?

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!

For more information, contact:
Susan Jane Gentile, Department of Environmental Studies,
Antioch University New England


In collaboration with the
US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development

Sponsored By

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