Climate Change Education Partnership Alliance Webinar Series: Working with Indigenous Communities

Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events

When: 15 May 2017

Where: Online: 3:00-4:00pm AKDT, 7:00-8:00pm EDT

More information: 
http://ccepalliance.org/2017/03/2017-webinar-series/#working-informal

Summary

The Climate Change Education Partnership Alliance (CCEP) invites you to participate in its 2017 webinar series. This series will compliment the newly released Climate Change Education: Effective Practices for Working with Educators, Scientists, Decision Makers, and the Public guide.

Produced by the CCEP Alliance, this guide provides recommendations for effective education and communication practices when working with different types of audiences. While effective education has been traditionally defined as the acquisition of knowledge, Alliance programs maintain a broader definition of “effective” to include the acquisition and use of climate change knowledge to inform decision-making.

Please use the link above to register for one or more of the webinars in this series. Once registered, information on how to connect will be sent within a week of scheduled webinar. If you have any questions, please email agingras [at] uri.edu.

Working with Indigenous Communities

Presenters: Presenters: Corrin Barros (PCEP, PREL), Jessica Brunacini (PoLAR, Columbia University), Malinda Chase (PoLAR, AINE), Sharon Nelson-Barber (PCEP, WestEd), Emerson Odango (PCEP, PREL), Elizabeth Rechebei (PCEP, Commission on Education in Micronesia)

Indigenous environmental knowledge, developed over generations by managing natural resources through place-based solutions, has the potential to influence local and global responses to the changing climate. Western climate science, particularly impact assessments and projections of future change, may also help inform Indigenous community responses to climate change impacts. For the most part, these perspectives have not actively come together to benefit all. Collaborating in discussion and research about climate change offers rich opportunities for mutual learning among Indigenous ways of knowing and living, Western scientific knowledge, and technological advances, thereby benefitting communities’ responses at the frontlines. At the same time, this collaboration further informs formal and informal science education for Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners. In this webinar, we will explore examples from the presenters’ work in which Indigenous and Western environmental knowledge intersect to benefit climate education in and for Indigenous Alaska Native and Pacific island communities.