[CESElist] Call for Papers FALL AGU Session ED09
susanf at ucar.edu
Fri Aug 17 13:50:13 MDT 2007
You are cordially invited to submit an abstract for the Fall AGU meeting
in response to the following Call for Papers.
Mark McCaffrey and Susan Foster
Call for Papers – Deadline September 6, 2007
"ED09: Advances in Bringing the Science of Climate Change and
Sustainability to the Public, Students, and Educators"
Fall AGU conference, December 10-14, 2007, San Francisco.
Communicating the complex dynamics of the weather and climate continuum
to education, outreach, and media audiences can be a daunting task.
Popular misconceptions, such as the reason for the seasons and the
relationship between the ozone hole and global warming, and the
emotionally challenging research findings and projections about human
induced climate change require skillful, effective strategies in order
to foster a climate-savvy citizenry. Moreover, in an era of media
saturation, framing the need for communities to become more sustainable
and resilient by fostering scientifically accurate awareness of energy
use, our dependence and impacts on natural resources, and
vulnerabilities to climate change and related dynamics is inherently
This session will highlight educational programs and resources that seek
to share the science of climate change and the need for sustainability
with US and international audiences, including K-12 students, teachers,
and the general public. We are particularly interested in highlighting
new or proven:
- Programs, learning activities, and lessons learned in sharing these
important topics with the audiences, and/or
- Strategies to communicate about sustainability, energy conservation
and efficiency and preparedness for emergency management.
Please submit your abstract to the education session "ED09: Advances in
Bringing the Science of Climate Change and Sustainability to the Public,
Students, and Educators" at the Fall AGU conference, 10-14 December,
2007, in San Francisco. The deadline for abstracts is September 6th.
For additional information see:
Susan Q. Foster
UCAR Office of Education and Outreach
PO Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000
Phone (303) 497-2595
Fax (303) 497-2598
susanf at ucar.edu
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