BY: MAURA DRISCOLL '15
The Environmental Science, Policy and Engineering (ESPE) Winter Seminar
Series continues on Wednesday, Jan. 28 with a talk by Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.
The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication works to empower educators with more knowledge and tools to better engage audiences, conduct research and design and test new strategies to educate the public.
Leiserowitz and his project have led some of the most careful studies of public opinion related to climate change science and policy. Their reports on the "Global Warming's Six Americas" have fascinating implications for effective environmental communication.
Considered an expert on American and international public opinion on global warming, Dr. Leiserowitz will report on recent trends in Americans' climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy support, and behavior and discuss strategies for more effective public engagement.
The final speaker in the series includes:
Wednesday, Feb. 18: Cheryl Charles (co-founder, president and CEO Emerita of the Children & Nature Network (C&NN). Charles has been instrumental in developing the worldwide movement to reconnect children and nature. She is also the former founding national director of Project Learning Tree and Project WILD.
Past speakers in the series have included leading voices in environmental issues such as Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Lonnie Thompson and Bill McKibben.