U14A:
Climate Literacy: Enabling Effective Climate Literacy through Collective Impact

Note: Abstract submissions to Union sessions are by invitation only.


Session ID#: 8096

Session Description:
Climate change is having and will continue to have a broad range of impacts on society.  In order to address these impacts it is necessary to increase climate literacy of all citizens in both professional and personal roles. However, given its complexity and scale, achieving effective climate literacy requires coordinated contributions from the sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, and society. Across the country, organizations are beginning to see the power of collaboration for supporting and moving the needle on climate literacy. In this session we will learn how some of these active collective impact efforts succeeded, hear what steps have been taken to enable collective impact on climate literacy, and explore how the geoscience community can contribute to moving this effort forward to enable society to effectively respond to and mitigate climate change.
Primary Convener:  Tamara S Ledley, TERC, Cambridge, MA, United States
Conveners:  Frank Niepold III, NOAA Washington DC, Climate Program Office, Washington, DC, United States and Catherine Carlton, Institute at the Golden Gate, Sausalito, CA, United States
Chairs:  Tamara S Ledley, Technical Education Research Centers, Cambridge, MA, United States and Catherine Carlton, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, San Francisco, CA, United States
OSPA Liaison:  Tamara S Ledley, Technical Education Research Centers, Cambridge, MA, United States
Index Terms:

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Oksana Shcherba and Catherine Carlton, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, San Francisco, CA, United States
Elizabeth Babcock, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA, United States
William Spitzer, New England Aquarium, Programs, Exhibits and Planning, Boston, MA, United States and National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation
Angie Chen, Blue Sky Funders Forum, San Francisco, CA, United States

See more of: Union