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PERC Member School Event: A Workshop for Teaching About Climate Change

  • 10 Jan 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Dickinson College campus in Carlisle, PA

"Cooling the Liberal Arts: A Workshop for Teaching About Climate Change."  Participants in the workshop will learn from each other, sharing pedagogies, teaching strategies and innovative activities that they have found to be effective with their students. College and university faculty from across the curriculum, including physical sciences, social sciences and humanities, are welcome to participate. 

  The program for the workshop will be developed from presentations and topics proposed by registrants. In the registration process, you may propose a presentation on your innovative teaching, and also suggest topics about which you would like to learn from others. Paul C. Stern, Senior Scholar at the National Research Council/National Academies of Science, will give a keynote talk on the human dimensions of climate change (see below for Paul's bio). 

  The workshop is an activity of Cooling the Liberal Arts Curriculum, A Campaign for Climate Change Education at Liberal Arts Colleges, a NASA Innovations in Climate Change Education funded project.

  The deadline for registration is December 10, 2013. Please register online: REGISTER.

  Please share this invitation with colleagues who teach about climate change.

Paul C. Stern is a senior scholar at the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences and works with its standing Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change. He is also Professor II at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology where his research interests include the determinants of environmentally significant behavior, particularly at the individual level; participatory processes for informing environmental decision making; processes for informing environmental decisions; and the governance of environmental resources and risks. He is a long-time contributor to behavioral science research on energy consumption and recently served on the American Psychological Association's Task Force on the Interface between Psychology and Global Climate Change. He has won the Sustainability Science Award from the Ecological Society of America.

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