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STEM Ed Announcement: MEES 2016 Conference, The Language of Climate Change



2016 Conference: The Language of Climate Change
 
 Early Bird Discount Ends 2/3/16
 
 Find out more about the conference by visiting our website: http://www.massmees.org
 
 
 The Conference
 
 Environmental educators wear two hats (at least). There is the scientist hat, well fitted with content and process. Then there is the educator hat - perfect for "translating" and presenting complex content to a wide audience. As climate change becomes the environmental benchmark for this generation environmental educators need to hone their skills in both arenas of science and communication.
 
 Responding to that need, the Massachusetts Environmental Education Society will convene a "Language of Climate Change" summit in March 2016, dedicated to widely exploring avenues of climate change communication. The "Language of Climate Change" will feature researchers, influential leaders, program models, and active voices from within and outside of the environmental education field. Participants will tackle the question: how do we bring about a behavioral shift when teaching, talking or communicating climate change science? We will focus specifically on communicating to a K-12 and college audience, and with over 200 formal and informal educators expected, this is an opportunity to gather a wellspring of energy in the state to address this topic.
 
 Grant funding for this initiative has allowed us to bring in a nationally recognized speaker, David T. Sobel of Antioch University New England, as well as a workshop series by the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI).
 VIEW THE BROCHURE: http://massmees.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2016-Conference-Brochure-Final.pdf 
 
 Date & Location
 
 Wednesday, March 9, 2016
 
 College of the Holy Cross
 Hogan Campus Center
 Worcester, Massachusetts
 Conference Schedule
 
 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - Registration, Breakfast, Exhibits
 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Welcome and Annual Meeting
 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Keynote Address, David T. Sobel
 10:00 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. - Morning Sessions
 12:10 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. - Lunch, Exhibits
 1:10 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. - MA Energy and Environmental Literacy Plan Meeting
 1:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Afternoon Sessions
 
 For information about the specific workshops and presentations please view the brochure at: http://massmees.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2016-Conference-Brochure-Final.pdf
 
 Registration
 
 Early Bird Rate - $75 
 If registered by Wednesday, February 3
 After February 3 add $15
 
 Student Rate - $25
 Applies to high school, undergraduate and graduate students.
 
 Exhibitor Rate - $65
 Includes six-foot table and lunch.
 Half-tables are available for $40.
 Additional attendee registrations are $20 each for those Exhibiting.
 
 If the conference is cancelled for any reason MEES is unable to provide a refund.
 REGISTER: http://massmees.org/annual-conference/register-today/
 
 Scholarships
 
 MEES offers a generous scholarship program, open to anyone. The reduced scholarship rate is only $25 and is available to anyone who applies. Scholarships are provided on a first-come, first-served basis - of the 40 MEES provides, 30 remain. To apply, please email Ann Gisinger:ann.gisinger@gmail.com.
 
 
 Massachusetts Environmental Education Society
 375 Harvard Street, Suite 2 | Brookline, MA 02446
 Email: board.massmees@gmail.com
 Website: http://massmees.org/

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