Climate Literacy: Youth Engagement for Climate Solutions – Actions to Build Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Vulnerable Communities

Session ID#: 27224

Session Description:
With cities and states confronting the costly impacts of climate change, education and youth engagement programs are working to ensure that communities develop smart strategies and partnerships for building capacity for climate resilience and green workforce development. Several municipal climate action plans are including education and engagement strategies in their efforts to deal with the impacts of climate change. The Third U.S. National Climate Assessment also noted that socioeconomic disparities can exacerbate the vulnerability of certain populations, including low-income, tribal, and some communities of color, due to in part to limited capacity and resources necessary to prepare and adapt. This session will explore new approaches and effective formal and non-formal education practices in education, policy, social action and public outreach which have the potential to equip and transform a generation and the way we think and live together in a world with a changing climate.
Primary Convener:  Frank Niepold III, NOAA Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States
Convener:  Carey Stanton, National Wildlife Federation, Austin, TX, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Erin Leckey1, Megan Littrell-Baez2, Kelsey Tayne3, Anne U Gold4, Christine Okochi2, David Oonk2, Lesley K Smith5 and Susan E Lynds5, (1)CIRES University of Colorado, Education & Outreach, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)CIRES University of Colorado, Boulder, United States, (3)University of Colorado, School of Education, Boulder, United States, (4)CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)CIRES University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States
Katie Spellman and Elena Sparrow, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Chelsea Peters, Vanderbilt University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nashville, TN, United States, George M Hornberger, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt Institute for Energy & Environment, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Nashville, TN, United States and Matt Machado, Vanderbilt University, Earth and Environmental Science, Nashville, TN, United States
Eugene Cordero, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, United States and Diana C. Centeno Delgado, San Jose State University, Meteorology and Climate Science, San Jose, CA, United States
Jen Kretser, Wild Center, Tupper Lake, NY, United States
Dana Brown Haine1, Kathleen M. Gray1, David Chang2, Taylor Morton2, Briana Steele3, Ann Backus4 and Marissa Hauptman5, (1)University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, (2)WE ACT for Environmental Justice, New York, NY, United States, (3)Alliance for Climate Education, Raleigh, NC, United States, (4)Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, United States, (5)Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States

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