Preparing for Global Change: Education, Collaboration and Community Engagement to Enable a Science Savvy Society Workshop

12 December 2013, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

San Francisco Marriott Marquis Golden Gate A

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Free to Registrants

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Education (ED)

Understanding the causes, effects, risks, and responses to global change is a major challenge of the 21st century and beyond.  This half-day workshop will focus on identifying strategies to inform, educate and engage citizens, decision-makers, and professionals throughout society who require the knowledge, analysis skills, and tools to plan, respond, and mitigate actions to respond to human impacts on natural systems.

The discussion threads from which the participants can explore are: 

1.     Collective Impact – We will explore how to move forward on developing a common agenda that will enable a collective impact in preparing society to address global change. 

2.     The Education, Communication, and Outreach ECO-system – We will examine how to better integrate Education, Communication, and Outreach to maximize effectiveness of efforts to increase climate and energy literacy, informed policies, and strategic responses.

3.     Harnessing Education Reform for Enhanced Literacy – How can the Next Generation Science Standards, Common core and other related efforts be leveraged for greater climate literacy?

This workshop is possible through a partnership of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE), TERC, Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN), with the support of AGU Education and Outreach.

The workshop will occur in the morning.  Interested individuals are welcome to help summarize the outcomes and recommendations in the afternoon.