Resilience Speaks to Environmental Education: Something hot or latest buzzword?Event Category:
**This event has been postponed until fall 2015. Please check back later for more information.
Join us for a one-day workshop to explore how environmental educators are incorporating resilience and climate adaptation into their programs.
When Hurricanlessons e Sandy struck New York City, environmental educators responded by incorporating activities and focused on climate adaptation and resilience. But what do environmental educators mean when they talk about resilience? Do their definitions match the way researchers use the term? And how do they incorporate all types of resilience: psychological, community, ecosystem, engineering, and social-ecological systems?
At this workshop, researchers from Cornell, CUNY, and New Knowledge Organization, and environmental educators whose programs were heavily impacted by Hurricane Sandy, will share their perspectives on resilience and how to incorporate resilience into environmental education programs. During breakout sessions with other environmental educators, participants will discuss what climate adaptation and resilience mean for their programs. And together we will come up with answers to the question: Does resilience signal a fundamental change in environmental education or is it just the latest buzzword?
Presenters and Panelists
- Shorna Allred, Professor, Cornell University, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
- Bryce DuBois, PhD candidate, CUNY
- Jeanne DuPont, Rockaway Waterfront Alliance
- John Fraser, President, New Knowledge Organization
- Rachel Holmes, The Nature Conservancy, Healthy Trees Healthy Cities
- Marianne Krasny, Professor, Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab
- Shaun Martin, Senior Director, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience, World Wildlife Fund
- Dan Tainow, Lower East Side Ecology Center
- Nicolette Witcher, Hudson River Park Trust, Education & Environment
- Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director, UPROSE
Click here to download the Workshop Agenda
This workshop is generously funded by EPA's National Environmental Education Training Program and USDA Smith-Lever program administered through Cornell University. Sponsors include Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab, EECapacity, New Knowledge Organization, North American Association of Environmental Education, and New York University Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education.
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