ED11F:
Climate Literacy in Multidisciplinary Higher Education I


Session ID#: 8799

Session Description:
Climate change is everyone’s business. Today’s college students in every field of study will spend their careers understanding and solving tomorrow’s climate problems. Academics from different disciplines learn from one another as we share perspectives, challenges, and opportunities that emerge as we reach out to teach about climate change across undergraduate campuses. This multi- and cross-disciplinary style of teaching fosters community-building and working collaboratively to understand the issues and develop innovative ways to comprehend, adapt to, and mitigate the various consequences of climate change. We invite faculty to share their experiences with and resources for teaching climate literacy.
Primary Convener:  Scott Denning, Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Conveners:  James A Brey, American Meteorological Society, Education Program, Washington, DC, United States and SueEllen Campbell, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Chairs:  SueEllen Campbell, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States and Scott Denning, Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, CO, United States
OSPA Liaison:  Scott Denning, Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, CO, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • PA - Public Affairs
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Richard C J Somerville, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Kari Marie Norgaard, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, United States
Steven W Running, University of Montana, Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group (NTSG), Missoula, MT, United States, Nicky Phear, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, United States and NTSG
Faith Kearns, University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Davis, CA, United States
Richard Marshall Jones, University of Hawaii - West Oahu, Kaploei, HI, United States, Thomas E Gill, University of Texas at El Paso, Geological Sciences / Environmental Science and Engineering Program, El Paso, TX, United States, David Quesada, St. Thomas University, chool of Science, Technology and Engineering Management, Miami Gardens, FL, United States and Brent C Hedquist, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Department of Physics & Geosciences, Kingsville, TX, United States
Stephen Siperstein, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, United States
Nicole K Davi, William Paterson University of New Jersey, South River, NJ, United States, Frank Wattenberg, West Point Military Academy, West Point, NY, United States, Patrick T Pringle, Centralia College, Centralia, United States, Francesco Fiondella, Earth Institute, Palisades, NY, United States, Ida Greidanus, Passaic County Community College, Paterson, United States and Rose Oelkers, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, United States
James A Brey1, Chad Kauffman1, Ira W. Geer2, Elizabeth W. Mills3, Kira A. Nugnes3 and Abigail E. Stimach4, (1)American Meteorological Society Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States, (2)American Meteorological Society (retired), Education Program, Washington, DC, United States, (3)American Meteorological Society, Education Program, Washington, DC, United States, (4)AMS-Education Program, Washington, DC, United States

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