The Aquariums and Climate Coalition has established a new web site (www.climateinterpreter.org) for building capacity among informal science educators/interpreters for communicating about climate change to public audiences. Although this work was initially focused only on personnel working at aquariums, the high level of interest and participation from individuals working at other types of organizations (non-profit, government, etc.) has resulted in re-inventing their original web portal for this broader audience.
The web site features past webinars as well as links to salient resources related to communicating about climate change with audiences in informal/non-formal settings.
Coming up on November 2nd, there will be a webinar entitled, “Addressing Climate Change with Children and Youth”. There is no cost to attend this webinar, but you will want to visit their web site to ensure your computer is set up to access it.
Here’s more information on that upcoming webinar:
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
10:00 am – 11:15 am PDT
Join David Sobel, author of Beyond Ecophobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education, Tamara Schwarz of the Chabot Space and Science Center, and Nancy Hotchkiss of the National Aquarium in Baltimore for a lively conversation about communicating climate messages to children and families. We will discuss a range of issues and techniques that are developmentally appropriate for children of different ages, and learn from two coalition members who are putting theory into practice through exhibits, informal education programs, and youth training activities.
Visit the Events page on Climate Interpreter for more details.
You will need to ensure that our webinar and online event software program is installed on your computer before you can join the event. Please follow the link below to a page on Climate Interpreter with instructions on how to login and run the required software. To avoid missing any of the event, please follow these steps in advance.
Click here for instructions on how to participate in this online event