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September 28, 2019

Tracking media attention to climate change and global warming, by MeCCO

The coverage of global warming and climate change in world media is moving in a promising direction, and bringing students back (or for the first time) to newspapers, radio and TV can expand their sources and information literacy.

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September 27, 2019

Answers “Based on Science” by NASEM

Based On Science is an activity by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to answer common, everyday questions that people have about science and human health – including climate change.

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September 26, 2019

Research To Action – The Science of Drawdown Conference

What are the takeaways from the Drawdown conference? Collaboration is key, cultural transformations have to be the ultimate goal of implementation, solutions and the next generations give us hope, and let’s get to work.

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September 25, 2019

How We Respond: Community Responses to Climate Change, from AAAS

AAAS takes a look at how community members, scientists and organizations have worked together to create solutions. Consider challenging your students on coming up with their own community solutions to climate challenges.

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September 24, 2019

Organizing a Climate Impact Teach-In

So what did I learn from organizing and hosting a Climate Impact Teach-In the day before the Global Climate Strike? In short, people want to know what is happening, people want to ask questions and share their own knowledge, and people want to contribute and get involved.

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September 23, 2019

Covering Climate Now… but what about the future?

The gatherings will continue, but will strikes and marches move the needle to make a difference when it comes to the climate of our planet? Only time will tell…

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August 25, 2019

What it means to students when you can pronounce their names – and when you can’t

I don’t think we can over-emphasize the importance of learning student names and the correct pronunciation of their names in our courses. Our introductory-level geoscience classrooms are especially important for recruiting new majors and producing Earth science-literate citizens. If we don’t have a class identity as a supportive and inclusive community for learning and working together, what impact can and will that have for our departments, the discipline, and society as a whole?

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August 15, 2019

Help students with a “gravity assist”

This semester, think about providing students a “gravity assist”, a moment in their lives where something or someone helps propel them to their goal(s)

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August 7, 2019

Drawing Down in Pennsylvania – a mini-podcast series showcasing local efforts to reverse global warming

A summer science communication REU that produced a mini-podcast series exploring efforts and successes in the state of Pennsylvania to reverse global warming, aligning with the mission of Project Drawdown

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August 5, 2019

Introducing students to Drawdown actions and solutions

Project Drawdown helps students see beyond the “doom and gloom” with climate change impacts and shows them how to take actions that move us towards reversing global warming

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