[ESIP-all] Fw:Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen

Tamara Ledley tamara_ledley at terc.edu
Tue Dec 8 12:57:30 EST 2009

You may want to see some of these events that are occurring in the US 
Center at the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen.  I will be presenting 
in the first one listed in the email below.

Tamara Shapiro Ledley, PhD
Senior Scientist, TERC
2067 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
phone: 617-873-9658; fax: 617-349-3535

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frank.niepold at noaa.gov
Tamara Ledley <tamara_ledley at terc.edu>
climateliteracynetwork at list.terc.edu
12/08/2009 09:18 AM
Re: [CLN Members] CLN teleconference Tuesday 1pm ET


Here are some other events that you may find interesting.  The links to
the video streams can be found at

Event: The Critical Role of Climate Literacy in addressing Climate Change
Primary Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Wednesday, December 9
6:00-7:00 PM

Event Summary: NOAA Climate Program Office, the NASA Science Mission
directorate, and the National Science Foundation’s Geosciences
directorate will lead an international climate change education panel
discussion about a coordinated education and outreach campaign to
increase climate literacy in the U.S. This virtual panel discussion will
examine the urgent need for and current efforts to identify high quality
education materials, best practices and effective information sharing
and communication strategies related to climate change. Panelists will
look at education and communication research relating to how people
learn and make informed decisions including their prior knowledge,
ideological filters, and misconceptions, examining deficit knowledge
theory as it relates to climate related science, policy and advocacy.

Event: Climate Change, Wildlife and Wildlands Toolkit for Formal and
Informal Educators
Primary Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Thursday, December 10
4:15-5:45 PM

Event Summary: American students ages 10-18 will present what they
learned from their recent use of new web materials for the Climate
Change Toolkit: Wildlife and Wildlands. The students, representing
schools from Virginia and the District of Columbia, have been partnering
with several U.S. federal agencies that helped to create the Toolkit
under the direction of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The
Toolkit uses a case study approach to investigate the impacts of climate
change in eleven bioregions around the United States and encourages
students to become climate stewards. Students will also explain their
participation in the GreenSchools! initiative of the American Forest
Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service. The program helps students
investigate their school's energy use, solid waste and recycling, water,
school site, air quality, and more. Based on their investigations, the
students are empowered to help green their schools.

This event will be streamed live. Please check back here at the
appropriate time to watch the live stream from Copenhagen.

Event: Clim’City: An Interactive Informal Educational Network
Primary Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Monday, December 14
1:00-2:30 PM

Event Summary: The Association of Science-Technology Centers and NOAA’s
Climate Program Office are bringing together students at 10 science
centers (including La Cite des Sciences in Paris and the Museum of
Science in Boston) to learn about climate change and sustainable
development and to interact with a panel of experts, scientists, and
policy makers gathered at COP15. This event will use a recently
developed online activity called Clim’City®, inspired by the famous
SimCity™ games, that allows players to make choices about energy and
development and to measure how those choices impact Clim’City over a
50-year period. The game provides detailed statistics about the
consequences of a player’s choices, letting students explore what works
and what does not when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Because the event will be streaming live, many other science centers
will be able to show this live in their venues and use it as part of
their own programs. Come join the event and connect climate science to
the world.
Hi Everyone, 
   We will have our teleconference tomorrow (Tuesday) 12/8 at 1pm ET.  The 
call in number is 1-218-936-4700 662096 
   We will have our usual announcements.  Then Cynthia Howell will give an 
overview of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and its 
activities with respect to climate literacy and energy awareness.  Cynthia 
has sent out the slides she will be referring to in a separate email. 
Please let me know if you did not get them. 

Tamara Shapiro Ledley, PhD
Senior Scientist, TERC
2067 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
phone: 617-873-9658; fax: 617-349-3535
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Climateliteracynetwork at list.terc.edu

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