Webinar: Climate Change Education at Schools in the UK and US

Date 21 June 2024 16:00 - 17:00
Venue Online
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How can researchers support the practice of climate change education? In this webinar we will explore emerging researcher-practitioner partnerships in the UK and US.

Join the ETC (Education and Training for the Climate) Hub for a webinar featuring speakers Professor Emerita Bora Simmons (United States) and Professor Nicola Walshe (UCL, United Kingdom) to discuss how climate change education is pursued and achieved in primary and secondary (K-12) schools in both the US and UK. The discussion will also explore how education researchers – and, more broadly, academics - support the practice of climate change education in primary and secondary education.

Professor (Emerita) Bora Simmons (based in Eugene, Oregon, US) serves as the founding director of the National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education. The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) initiated the Project in 1993 to help educators develop and deliver effective environmental education programs. The Project has drawn on the insights of literally thousands of educators across the United States and around the world to craft guidelines for top-quality environmental education. Simmons has held posts of Professor of Environmental Education at Northern Illinois University and as a researcher at the University of Oregon.

Professor Nicola Walshe, based in the UK, is currently Pro-Director of Education at IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society, a role which gives her strategic oversight of the IOE’s portfolio of educational work. She is also co-founder and Executive Director of the UCL Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Education the aim of which is to significantly improve climate change and sustainability education within schools by providing free professional development for teachers of all disciplines, all phases and all career stages, underpinned by high quality research.

Register for the webinar at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/etc-hub
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