November 7, Climate Education and Journalism livestream (NY Times/Ohio University)

Did you catch this spring's New York Times series by Amy Harmon on the realities of teaching climate change in high schools where the communities aren't necessarily "on board" with this whole climate change thing?

Then you won't want to miss this upcoming livestreamed panel discussion, Tuesday November 7 6:30-7:45pm (US Eastern). They're inviting questions in advance through the Facebook event page, and the livestream will be on the Ohio University Patton College of Education YouTube channel.

(Photo by Maddie McGarvey for The New York Times)


Curt Newton's picture

I submitted this question: 

I submitted this question: 

I’m concerned about the climate education and engagement gap for adults, and pathways to address that gap. All signs point to a rapidly closing time window to get into deep decarbonization mode. As well as we can do with educating our young people, we don’t have the luxury of waiting for them to grow up, take charge and fix it. So there’s an urgent need for the grown-ups to get with it right alongside their kids, build trust and momentum from doing successful climate projects in our communities, and share our results with one another. It’s the highest stakes “hands-on learning” project I can imagine. Do you (the panel) have thoughts on this apparent gap and ways to address? Personally, I seek (and am working toward) some blending of the story-telling power of journalism, the practical innovations of place-based community “makers,” and the massive scale of free & open online education.