Science to Action: Communities Solve Problems with Science and Scientists Poster Session

Poster Only Session: This session has been requested by the conveners to only be offered in poster format. No oral sessions will accompany this session. Learn more

Session ID#: 29931

Session Description:
From land use planning to hazard mitigation, community science refers to collaborations among scientists, science educators, decision makers and citizens to solve problems.   Living sustainably and equitably on the Earth is not an easy task - using science can help solve immediate problems, uncover longer term issues, and model future scenarios.  However, using science successfully requires deep collaboration to thoroughly understand the problem and its contexts as well as to evaluate the viability and consequences of various courses of action on the Earth and its inhabitants.  This comes from using partnerships to design, conduct, and apply research to decision making. It depends on  science education, both to enhance community understanding and capacity and to prepare scientists to work effectively with communities. This session will showcase examples of AGU members engaged in successful collaborations producing positive outcomes at local, regional, national and international scales
Primary Convener:  Cathryn Allen Manduca, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, United States
Conveners:  Julie A Vano, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States and Rajul E Pandya, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States

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Index Terms:

0825 Teaching methods [EDUCATION]
6349 General or miscellaneous [POLICY SCIENCES]
6620 Science policy [PUBLIC ISSUES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Jonathan R Gourley, Trinity College, Environmental Science Program, Hartford, CT, United States and Christoph E Geiss, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, United States
Agatha Podrasky1, Beth A Covitt1 and William Woessner2, (1)University of Montana, spectrUM Discovery Area, Missoula, MT, United States, (2)University of Montana, Geosciences, Missoula, MT, United States
Ranjan Parajuli1, Ajay Kalra2, Lorenzo Mastino3, Marco Velotta3 and Sajjad Ahmad4, (1)Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, United States, (2)Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carbondale, IL, United States, (3)City of Las Vegas, Department of Planning, Las Vegas, NV, United States, (4)University of Nevada Las Vegas, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction, Las Vegas, NV, United States
Scott R Linneman, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, United States

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