Climate Literacy: Taking action with research and evaluation

Session ID#: 23850

Session Description:
The past decade has seen remarkable steps in climate literacy, moving from a culture of denial to exemplar strategies for improving public understanding. AGU programs for the past few years have shared promising results; however, we have yet to witness sustained large-scale collective action. This session seeks papers that report on research results, how findings are being applied, outline what is known from research and practice evaluation, and delineate what is still needed to motivate action. We welcome presentations that can shed light on the foundations of misconceptions and barriers to knowledge and action, successful models that have had an impact, the best practices used, and next steps. This session aims to identify, synergize, and validate on-going research efforts while challenging one another in order to determine where we should go next to advance the field.
Primary Convener:  Margaret Anne Holzer, Chatham High School, Chatham, NJ, United States
Conveners:  Rebecca K Anderson, Alliance for Climate Education, Oakland, CA, United States and Carrie Kashar, Broward County Florida, Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department, Davie, FL, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Jessica Rebecca Bean1, Molly Stuhlsatz2, Zoë Buck Bracey2 and Charles R. Marshall1, (1)University of California Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Andrea Drewes, Joseph Henderson and Chrystalla Mouza, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States
Camila Paz Caro Castro, Not listed, Research and Teaching, Stuttgart, Germany and Jannik Haas, University of Stuttgart, Department of Stochastic Simulation and Safety Research for Hydrosystems (IWS/SC SimTech), Stuttgart, Germany
Alan E. Stewart, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States
Frank Niepold III, NOAA Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States, Haley Crim, New Knowledge Organization Ltd, New York, NY, United States, Gina Fiorile, Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN), Intern, Tupper Lake, NY, United States and Samaa Eldadah, Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN), Intern, Silver Spring, MD, United States

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