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Climate Teach-In

UPDATE: Thanks to all who participated in the Central Oregon Community College World-Wide Climate Teach-In on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. The full recording is here.

Links to short videos of each panelist :

Jackie Wilson, The Environmental Center: Climate education and Green Schools

Hal Wershow, Geology: Changing climate, adapting humans

Jennifer Kovitz, Marketing: Climate grief mindfulness meditation

Matt Higgins, Biology: Microorganisms and climate change

Matthew Novak, Psychology: Conservation Psychology

Megan Michell, Nursing: Climate Solutions for Health

Owen Murphy, Public Health: The Importance of Community

Sarah Baron Public Health: Climate change and how it directly impacts public health

Sarah Fuller, Biology: Climate Resilience and Pollinator Habitats

Steve Edwards, Biology: Introduction to Climate Issues - Engaging Climate Skepticism

Tom Barry, Sociology: The Climate Change Counter Revolution

Venus Nguyen, Art: Provoking Change Visually


Join us in Wille Hall from 3 - 5:30pm. Event is free to all, registration will be required due to room capacity and zoom livestream will be an option.

To participate, contact COCC Sustainability Coordinator. See Eventbrite To Register.

At the global climate meetings In Glasgow last November, the youth delegation rightly called for action "Now. Not Next Month. Not next Year." Educators have the obligation now to help students understand the extraordinary moment in which we are living. Today's students have about a twenty-year window- working as artists, scientists, engineers, writers, business people, advocates, musicians, teachers-- to stabilize the climate and change the future. Replacing students' widespread climate despair with the recognition of their agency as citizens, volunteers and in their professional work is the purpose of this Teach-In.

COCC Faculty and staff will engage the audience in dynamic 5-minute presentations focused on climate change from the perspectives of geology, psychology, physics, microbiology, public health, art, sociology and more, followed by an interactive student-moderated discussion. Light refreshments provided.

Climate Teach-In

In coordination with the World-Wide Global Teach-In being organized by Bard University.

Panelists

Jackie Wilson, The Environmental Center: Climate education and Green Schools

Hal Wershow, Geology: Changing climate, adapting humans

Jennifer Kovitz, Marketing: Climate grief mindfulness meditation

Matt Higgins, Biology: Microorganisms and climate change

Matthew Novak, Psychology: Conservation Psychology

Megan Michell, Nursing: Climate Solutions for Health

Owen Murphy, Public Health: The Importance of Community

Sarah Baron Public Health: Climate change and how it directly impacts public health

Sarah Fuller, Biology: Climate Resilience and Pollinator Habitats

Steve Edwards, Biology: Introduction to Climate Issues - Engaging Climate Skepticism

Tom Barry, Sociology: The Climate Change Counter Revolution

Venus Nguyen, Art: Provoking Change Visually