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CLEAN Network Teleconferences
Each Tuesday at 1:00pm Eastern Time (12pm Central, 11am Mountain, 10am Pacific) CLEAN Network members meet on a teleconference call to update each other about their climate literacy projects, upcoming events, and funding opportunities and share information about best practices, key teaching/learning resources, and the development of collaborative activities. Often these teleconferences include special presentations by members and guests.

To participate in these teleconferences, you need to be a member of the CLEAN Network. To join the Network, sign up here Join CLEAN Network.

Members receive an email alert from the CLEAN Network listserv with information about each week's teleconference.

Upcoming 2017 Teleconferences

Recent Telecons | Past Telecons

January 24, 2017: Informal Discussion

January 31, 2017: Understanding Global Change: New web tools for teaching about the science of global change with Lisa White, Director of Education and Outreach, University of California Museum of Paleontology

Abstract: Understanding Global Change, an online resource under development by the University of California Museum of Paleontology and project partners, highlights the complex nature of global change through a series of rich infographics showing the drivers of global change, Earth system processes, and the measurable effects of changes to the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and geosphere. This basic scheme underlying the central conceptual framework for the site is embodied in series of conceptual maps and storyboards drawing users into narrative content while teaching and reinforcing key points within the global change storylines.

Bio: Lisa White, Director of Education and Outreach, University of California Museum of Paleontology

Lisa D. White is Director of Education and Outreach at the University of California Museum of Paleontology where she oversees the development and dissemination of learning materials on evolution and the Earth's biota, global climate change, and the nature and process of science. A micropaleontologist by training specializing in fossil diatoms, she previously held positions of Professor of Geosciences and Associate Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at San Francisco State University. Lisa has extensive experience with science outreach programs for urban youth and she is active in efforts to increase diversity in the geosciences.

February 7, 2017: Jen W!ld Center Report Back from Sri Lanka

February 14, 2017: Informal Discussion

February 21, 2017: The Good, the Bad, and the ALL CAPS: Examining the Climate Change Debate on Facebook with Karin Kirk

February 28, 2017: Informal Discussion

March 7, 2017: Oksana Shcherba

March 14, 2017: Systems Thinking in Climate Change Education with Jeremy Solin, Wisconsin Coordinator and National Program Manager of ThinkWater

Abstract: Addressing climate change starts with deeper learning, understanding, and caring, and that true understanding and behavior change requires more than new information. That's where systems thinking comes in. During the presentation, we'll highlight the ThinkWater systems thinking framework and share key strategies and resources that could help build the movement of climate thinkers. Participants will gain new tools and resources to enhance their climate change education programs. Maybe the next big thing in climate change education, research, and outreach is thinking, systems thinking. For a brief introduction, see these short videos about ThinkWater and Systems Thinking.

Bio: Jeremy Solin is the Wisconsin Coordinator and National Program Manager of ThinkWater, a national campaign supported by USDA to help people of all backgrounds and ages think and care deeply about water. He is applying systems thinking to community water education in Wisconsin and working with partners across the US to apply systems thinking in their organizations and programs. He's worked in the environmental and sustainability education fields for nearly 20 years. He has a bachelor's degree in water resources (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point), a master's degree in environmental education (University of Minnesota, Duluth) and a doctoral degree in sustainability education (Prescott College).

March 21, 2017: Informal Discussion

March 28, 2017 :Informal Discussion

April 4, 2017: Informal Discussion

April 11, 2017: Climate Change Education: What Works? with Martha Monroe, University of Florida

Abstract: A recent systematic literature review explored climate change education to understand effective strategies for teaching about this topic. Using the EBSCOhost search engine, we found 959 unique records and screened these abstracts for studies including empirically measured outcomes of an educational intervention. A final sample of 49 papers were read by the research team and several common themes emerged from analysis. While several themes create effective instruction for any topic (e.g., relevant, meaningful, experiential), working with climate change can make these qualities more difficult to achieve. Additional characteristics seem to be important for controversial and value-laden issues, such as addressing misconceptions, interacting with scientists, conducting projects, and engaging in deliberative discussion. This presentation will introduce the process of a systematic review and explain the themes that we found.

This presentation is part of the eeWORKS program of the North American Association for Environmental Education. This work was funded by the Pine Integrated Network: Education, Mitigation, and Adaptation project (PINEMAP), which is a Coordinated Agricultural Project funded bythe USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture under Award # 2011-68002-30185.

Bio: Martha Monroe is responsible for extension activities, research, and courses related to environmental education, conservation behavior, and human dimensions of wildland-urban interface issues. Her work includes the development and evaluation of curriculum resources for educators and understanding how people perceive issues such as wildfire and woody biomass in the South. She is exploring strategies for engaging people in helpful dialogue and productive change as we move toward sustainability.

April 18, 2017: Jason Davis

April 25, 2017: Informal Discussion

May 2, 2017: Informal Discussion

May 9, 2017: Informal Discussion

May 16, 2017: The Lowell School: Integrating Climate Change Across the Humanities with Kristen Poppleton, Director of Education at Climate Generation

May 23, 2017: Informal Discussion

May 30, 2017: Informal Discussion

June 6, 2017: Informal Discussion

June 13, 2017: Informal Discussion

June 20, 2017 :Informal Discussion

Recent Teleconferences

January 17, 2017: Youth Perspective On Climate & Justice with ACE Fellows

Abstract: A youth perspective on climate and justice, and how ACE Fellows aim to use climate action as a tool for equity building.

Bio: Eva Lin, ACE Fellow

Eva Lin is a senior at South San Francisco High School and is originally from Taipei, Taiwan. At the age of 6, she moved to the U.S. with her small family of four, and together they built a life for themselves. Once in high school, Eva joined her school's Earth Club to dedicate her free time to cleaning up her community. She attended various clean-ups throughout the years and takes care of her school's recycling routine on a weekly basis. In 2014, Eva joined the National Honor Society to help those in need by attending multiple community service events, including working in a soup kitchen and participating in even more clean-ups.

Keliana Hui, ACE Fellow

Keliana Hui is a senior at South San Francisco High School and has lived in the Bay Area her entire life. She believes that everyone should take a part in helping the environment because everyone is connected to the environment, no matter who they are. Keliana wants to raise her voice in the environmental community and inform people of their role in climate change.

You can find a copy of the presentation here (Acrobat (PDF) 9.5MB Jan17 17).

You can find a video recording of the presentation here (MP4 Video 28MB Jan17 17).

January 10, 2017: Planning for Climate Change in Detroit: The Story of the Detroit Climate Action Collaborative with Kimberly Hill Knott

Abstract: Detroiters working for Environmental Justice convened the Detroit Climate Action Collaborative in 2011 out of the recognition that preparing for a warming world would be necessary for improving quality of life in the city. This group is rising the city of Detroit's first Climate Action Plan.

This is a unique initiative because it is led by an environmental justice non-profit that convenes partner organizations from universities, businesses, government and non-profits, and incorporates community review of the plan. As Kimberly Hill Knott likes to say, it's an effort "from the bottom up by force." The process has persevered despite the city's challenges– emergency management, bankruptcy, and the lingering effects of disinvestment. In this webinar, you will hear from Kimberly Hill Knott, who will delve into the DCAC process, and Leila Mekias, who will talk about the youth climate summit program.

Bio: Kimberly Hill Knott, Policy Director at DWEJ

After spending over a decade working under the leadership of Congressman John Conyers (Ranking Member, House Judiciary Committee), as a Legislative Assistant, Kimberly furthered her interest in the political arena by joining the staff of Detroiters working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ), as Policy Director. DWEJ is an award winning social enterprise, dedicated to Detroit becoming the global model of a vibrant urban center, with an emphasis on promoting sustainable redevelopment and environmental justice.

You can find the presentation here (PowerPoint 6.3MB Jan10 17)

You can find a video recording of the meeting here (MP4 Video 49.9MB Jan10 17).

January 3, 2017: Informal Discussion

A video recording of this teleconference call is [ file 109913 'here']

Past Teleconferences

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2009 and 2008 Teleconferences
If anyone has material from the 2009 and 2008 teleconference calls, please contact Tamara Ledley. We would like to preserve our historic record. Thanks.

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