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STEM Ed Announcement: MEES 2016 Conference, The Language of Climate Change
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- Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 17:34:07 -0500
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
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 initiativeÂ 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 theÂ 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
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
Early Bird Rate - $75Â
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.
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:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Massachusetts Environmental Education Society
375 Harvard Street, Suite 2 | Brookline, MA 02446
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