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Politicizing the Classroom: Challenges to Climate Change Education in America's Public Sch
Date Wednesday October 17
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Ecology Center,
2530 San Pablo Ave, (near Dwight Way)
Berkeley, Ca, 94702
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorJahan Khalighi
Join us for a panel discussion with leaders in the field of climate change education:

Mark McCaffrey of the National Center for Science Education, Catherine Halversen of the Lawrence Hall of Science,
Wen Lee of the Alliance for Climate Education,
Maggie Fleming of EarthTeam.

We'll explore the many challenges to climate change education in public schools, and how parents, teachers, students, and other concerned citizens can take action.

Each year, thousands of school aged children in the US are taught "both sides of the climate change controversy," with school boards in over a dozen states having passed policies categorizing climate change along with evolution and human cloning as "controversial science."

There are, however, some bright spots in the fog surrounding climate change education. Take the Alliance for Climate Education, which has reached over one million students around the country through multimedia presentations famous for exciting students so much that they crowd at the front of the room at the presentation's end. Or EarthTeam's peer-to-peer education, student led action projects, and TV show on environmental issues, The Green Screen.

Cost: Free.
Info: 510-548-2220 x240, debra [at] ecologycenter.org.
Wheelchair accessible.

Added to the calendar on Tuesday Sep 25th, 2012 3:37 PM
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