Having trouble getting your students to relate to climate change? Do they feel overwhelmed like there is nothing they can do? We can help!
Using wildlife as an integrating context can help make teaching about climate change more concrete. This webinar will highlight case studies of current state management practices that address wildlife responses to changing ecosystems. You'll also learn about best practices in climate change education and gain access to valuable resources.
Maggie Ernest Johnson is the Adaptation Program Manager for AFWA where she works across state, federal, and tribal natural resource agencies to promote and implement the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy. Previously, Maggie worked at the Wildlands Network with a focus on habitat connectivity, large landscape conservation planning, and road ecology. She also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana and was a Cooperative Education biology intern with the US Army Corps of Engineers. Maggie serves on the Standing Committee on Ecology and Transportation under the Transportation Research Board of NAS. She received her Masters in Environmental Management from Duke University and her B.S. in Environmental Technology from North Carolina State University.
Pat Harcourt is Project Manager for Maryland and Delaware Climate Change Education Assessment and Research (MADE CLEAR) project, based at University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and funded by the National Science Foundation. Pat works to bring research-based climate change science into higher education, K12 classroom education, and informal education in Delaware and Maryland, and she serves on the Education and Communication workgroup of the Maryland Commission on Climate Change. Pat provides professional development for K12 and informal educators to carry out field studies related to climate change, engage with climate scientists, and use environmental data with their students.
Marc LeFebre is a Program Manager at AFWA. Marc’s work with the Project WILD family of programs began in 2002 when he helped develop Flying WILD: An Educators Guide to Celebrating Birds. From 2002 to 2006, Marc served as the coordinator for the Flying WILD program, followed by serving as a manager for Project WILD from 2007 to 2018. Prior to joining the Project WILD team, Marc served as a program specialist for Texas Watch—training and networking organization for volunteer environmental monitors, as an elementary school teacher, and as a national park ranger. From 2013 to 2016, Marc served as Board President for Austin Youth River Watch, a youth development and environmental education organization for at risk high school students. Marc holds two bachelor’s degrees—in geography and applied learning development—as well as a master’s degree in geography. Marc is also certified as a Project Management Professional.
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