Resilience Speaks to Environmental Education: Something hot or latest buzzword?

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Aug 21 2015 - 08:30
Foley Square Federal Office Building, 30th Floor, New York, New York
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Bryce DuBois
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**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?

Facilitators: Judy Braus, Executive Director, NAAEE and Anne Umali Ferguson, Project Manager, EECapacity, Cornell University

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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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