ED017:
Education and Public Engagement Are Key to Community Resilience Efforts





Session ID#: 25460

Session Description:
Building communities resilient to climate change, extreme weather events and other environmental hazards has become an important way Earth science information is applied at state and city levels. Beyond down-scaled data, scientifically informed policy decisions, and decision makers who understand the issues, these communities also need well-informed and engaged members of the public. The third National Climate Assessment highlighted that strengthening connections between community resilience initiatives and education efforts are key to ensuring that local communities make informed decisions to prepare for, and recover from significant environmental hazards and stresses with minimum damage to social wellbeing, the economy, and the environment. This session will explore new approaches for how K-12 and informal education and public engagement support development and successful implementation of local government resilience or climate adaptation plans. Discussion will include lessons learned from adaptation and use of decision-support tools and data products in K-12 and informal education environments.
Primary Convener:  Sarah E Schoedinger, NOAA Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States
Convener:  Carrie McDougall, NOAA Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • NH - Natural Hazards
  • PA - Public Affairs
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Sarah E Schoedinger and Carrie McDougall, NOAA Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States
Abigail Abrash Walton, Antioch University New England, Keene, NH, United States
Kristin Baja, Urban Sustainability Directors Network, Baltimore, MD, United States
Robin Rene' Dunbar, Elizabeth River Project, Portsmouth, VA, United States
Betsy Wilkening, University of Arizona, AZ Project WET, Tucson, AZ, United States and Catlow Shipek, Watershed Management Group, Tucson, AZ, United States
Bryan Wunar, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL, United States
Jeremy S Hoffman1, Eugene G. Maurakis1 and Vivek Shandas2, (1)The Science Museum of Virginia, Experience Development, Richmond, VA, United States, (2)Portland State University, Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland, OR, United States
Brett F Branco1, Emily Fano2, Jennifer Adams3, Lynn Shon4, Andrew Zimmermann4, Heather Sioux2 and Alexandra Gillis1, (1)CUNY Brooklyn College, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Brooklyn, NY, United States, (2)National Wildlife Federation, NYC Eco-Schools, New York, NY, United States, (3)CUNY Brooklyn College, Secondary Education, Brooklyn, NY, United States, (4)Department of Education New York City, MS 88, New York, NY, United States
Riley Young Morse1, Leigh Peake1,2 and Gayle Bowness1, (1)Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, ME, United States, (2)Portland, ME, United States
Matthew A Rogers and Sher Schranz, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Tracie Sempier, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Ocean Springs, MS, United States
Erik Salna, Florida International University, Miami, FL, United States
Linda A Chilton and Holly Rindge, University of Southern California, Sea Grant Program, Los Angeles, CA, United States
John G Olgin1,2, Frankie Enriquez1 and Sophia Terrazas1, (1)University of Texas at El Paso, Geological Sciences, El Paso, TX, United States, (2)El Paso Community College, Physics, El Paso, TX, United States
David Sittenfeld1, Francis Choi2, Mahmud Farooque3 and Brian Helmuth2, (1)Museum of Science, Boston, MA, United States, (2)Northeastern University, Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences, Nahant, MA, United States, (3)Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States
Jen Kretser, Wild Center, Tupper Lake, NY, United States
Jessica A Kastler1,2, Summer Dorcik3, Tracie Sempier4 and Cooper Kimbrell3, (1)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (2)University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, MS, United States, (3)University of Southern Mississippi, Ocean Springs, MS, United States, (4)Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Ocean Springs, MS, United States
Mark Scallion, Easton, MD, United States; National Audubon Society, Easton, MD, United States
Alie LeBeau and Dave Bader, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA, United States
Nicholas Weller1, Mahmud Farooque1 and David Sittenfeld2, (1)Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States, (2)Museum of Science, Boston, MA, United States
Flavio Dobran and Annamaria Imperatrice, GVES, Naples, Italy
Mariana Güereque1, Deana D Pennington1, John G Olgin2, Jason Ricketts3 and Katalina Salas1, (1)University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, United States, (2)El Paso Community College, Physics, El Paso, TX, United States, (3)University of Texas at El Paso, Geological Sciences, El Paso, TX, United States

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