Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Antarctic Lecture: Diane McKnight

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Using Narrative to Develop Environmental Empathy: Stories about Polar Regions and Beyond in the Long Term Ecological Research Schoolyard Book Series

Diane McKnight, Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

Efforts to communicate with children about climate change and ecological themes often emphasize environmental threats, especially in polar regions. For some children, however, this approach can backfire, as they try to avoid continued exposure to problems they cannot solve, such as the threats to polar bears. Another innovative approach is to promote the development of environmental empathy and literacy through the use of narrative. Dr. McKnight will discuss the use of narrative in the Schoolyard Book series produced by the LTER Network program to encourage children to learn about animals and habitats that they may not have the opportunity to see or visit.
Registration is required- click here to register

Zoom links will be emailed to registered participants

Details

Date:
April 19
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Website:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GIxny6L9S6O3hFQLBDjVBQ

Organizer

Andre Franco
Email:
Andre.Franco@colostate.edu

Venue

Zoom