January Expert Panel: Addressing Climate Change in School and Community: Learning, Discussing, Doing

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Recorded: Jan 13, 2021 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Description: Climate change is an urgent topic for science and society. To help students and communities learn and respond to the climate crisis, multiple strategies are needed. Our expert panel will lead a conversation about three strategies for engaging learning and teaching about climate change, as exemplified in selected Multiplex videos: [1] as part of the curriculum, [2] as a focus of citizen science, and [3] as part of the debate in communities at large about the reliability and meaning of emerging science.

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Dr. Brian Drayton is the Co-Director of TERC’s Center for School Reform, and Co-PI for the Multiplex. With a Ph.D. in conservation ecology, Brian’s work at TERC since 1986 has included numerous projects on climate change education.




Gilly Puttick After post-doctoral work in Ecology, Gilly began her work in education research in 1991, bringing her enthusiasm for all manner of life forms to both formal and informal settings. She has directed many federally funded education projects, developing and testing curricula and other learning materials across a range of topics; she now focuses much of her efforts on climate change education.




Trevor Lloyd-Evans serves as the Director of the Landbird Conservation Program at Manomet, Inc. and has directed the landbird banding program since 1972. He led Manomet’s involvement in Climate Lab, an initiative that engaged students in collecting data on biological indicators of climate change at their own schools.




Leigh Peake joined GMRI in 2014 as Chief Education Officer, leading GMRI’s extensive work with K-12 teachers and students across Maine; the educational portfolio includes citizen-science programs relating to climate change and species invasions. GMRI conducts extensive scientific research on the Gulf of Maine, one of the most rapidly warming bodies of water on earth, as well as on coastal communities’ adaptation to changes in the climate and in the fishing industry.