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CLEAN Teleconference Call March 7, 2017

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Exploring the BayCLIC model

Bio: Oksana Shcherba is the Climate Education Program Manager at the Institute at the Golden Gate, a program of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Oksana has a background in public administration and policy, with an emphasis in environmental policy. She has worked with local governments, including the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, as well as environmental advocacy groups such as the Environmental Defense Fund on initiatives ranging from outlining open space needs in underserved neighborhoods to promoting sustainable fishing practices. She holds a Bachelor's in Politics from the University of San Francisco and a Master's in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.

Abstract: For the past two years, the Bay Area Climate Literacy Impact Collaborative (BayCLIC) has been convening environmental education leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area around the common mission of education and promoting action around climate change. This consortium of informal educators, ranging from zoos to nature centers, was formed to address the significant challenges facing climate communicators in the region (and nationwide). These issues included discomfort among educators in speaking about climate science, a need for local climate data, staff time to plan out programs, ways to move audiences to action, and more. Given this clear need and an expressed interest from local educators to collaborate on this issue, BayCLIC was launched to cultivate a supportive community that equips climate communicators with tools to build effective climate focused programs. Having identified the highest priorities through a collaborative process, BayCLIC is focusing on connecting educators to local climate science resources, providing them with climate education tools and trainings, and piloting climate action campaigns focused on moving social norms. During this webinar we will discuss how BayCLIC came to be, how we function, and our upcoming projects, which include a website and climate action campaign. As we're just now launching a couple of new projects, audience feedback, thoughts, and questions are highly encouraged!

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