Climate Literacy: What Are the Impacts of Place-Based Education? Posters

Session ID#: 8393

Session Description:
The impacts of climate change are increasingly evident in the biosphere as organisms respond to changing environments. At the same time, educators who focus on local environments are seeking ways to make explicit connections to climate change.  At the 2015 White House “Champions of Change” celebration honoring eight educators for their work on Climate Education and Literacy, the White House Office convened a session of place-based educators to discuss the unique power of place-based education. This group issued a call for action to “grow a place-based [climate] education community to sustain this work over the long term and to build a unified community of practice." This session is a step towards answering that call. We invite presentations on the effective use of place-based education in teaching people of all ages about climate change.  What works? What are the challenges?  What are next steps in creating a place-based climate education community?
Primary Convener:  Gillian Puttick, TERC, Cambridge, MA, United States
Conveners:  Catherine Carlton, Institute at the Golden Gate, Sausalito, CA, United States and Brian Drayton, TERC, Cambridge, MA, United States
Chairs:  Gillian Puttick, Technical Education Research Centers, Cambridge, MA, United States and Brian Drayton, TERC, Cambridge, MA, United States
OSPA Liaison:  Catherine Carlton, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, San Francisco, CA, United States

  • B - Biogeosciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Margaret E Mooney and Steven A Ackerman, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, Madison, WI, United States
Corrin Barros and Ming Wei Koh, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI, United States
Mary K Miller1, Christopher L Sabine2, Stacy Maenner3, Adrienne J Sutton4 and Christopher Raleigh1, (1)Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA, United States, (2)NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, United States, (3)NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States, (4)University of Washington, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Seattle, WA, United States
Emi Ito1, Courtney Kowalczak2, Diana M Dalbotten3, Holly Pellerin2 and Lowana Greensky4, (1)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Limnological Research Center, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (2)Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Cloquet, MN, United States, (3)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (4)Independent School District 2142 St. Louis County Schools, 1701 N. 9th Avenue, Virginia, MN, United States
Dorothy M Peteet1, Robert Newton2, Susan Vincent2, Raymond Sambrotto3, Benjamin C Bostick4, Peter Schlosser5 and J Elizabeth Corbett1, (1)NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States, (2)Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, (3)Columbia Univ, Palisades, NY, United States, (4)Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, United States, (5)Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States
Molly Phipps, Self Employed, Washington, DC, United States

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