Join Laura Sacks and Shea Wyatt for an interactive workshop to explore strategies to address climate change using grounded conversations and the cutting-edge climate simulator En-ROADS. The resulting experience is hopeful, scientifically-grounded, action-oriented, and eye-opening.
This workshop will feature a group climate solutions activity, followed by a guided discussion with workshop participants and facilitators. During the discussion we will explore the experience in-depth, discuss curricular ties, and provide the opportunity for participants to use the model themselves. Facilitators will also share our experience and resources for incorporating En-ROADS-facilitated learning into educational strategies at all levels.
Laura currently focuses her efforts on climate advocacy and communication, and has a background in the sciences. She is a Regional Organizer for the Community Climate Hub initiative, founded and co-leads the Nelson-West Kootenay chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, is a trained Climate Reality Leader and an En-ROADS climate ambassador. This work is driven by her grave concern for her daughters’ future, as well as all other living beings on this beautiful planet.
Shea is a PhD candidate at the University of Victoria, where he studies the effects of ocean acidification on marine phytoplankton in the Arctic. Prior to his current position, he was a high school teacher in Northern Vancouver Island, and he continues to be involved in education through the UVic Speakers Bureau and other initiatives. He is an active member of the Victoria Climate Hub and an En-ROADS climate ambassador. As a parent, concerned citizen, and outdoor enthusiast his work for the climate is motivated by the fragility of our ecosystems and consideration for the next generation.
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