Cultivating Climate Resilience Summit 2016

An Education Summit for Empowerment & Action

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Montpelier High School - Montpelier, Vermont

Keynote Speaker: Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux,Vermont State Climatologist & Chair of the Department of Geography at the University of Vermont

Thank you to everyone who participated in this remarkable day! Workshop materials and other resources can be found below.

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Summit Materials

Vermont Climate Resilient Schools: 4 Case Studies

Powerpoint: Workshop A2: "Resilient Resources to Address Climate Change: Emerging Drought and Flood Cycle on Rivers, Dams, and Vernal Pools"

Handout: Workshop A2 "Resilient Resources to Address Climate Change"

Pollinator Protection Project Workshop Presentation

Summit Description

Today’s environmental educators must address climate change. This deeply complex global issue is the context for every lesson we teach, whether we make it explicit or not. Furthermore, our audiences are looking for guidance to help them navigate the decisions that must be made by individuals, communities, countries, and the world at large. We have the opportunity to step up as leaders in this arena, and many of us feel a responsibility to do so.

As one of the six member states in NEEEA, SWEEP has received an EPA grant to advance climate change education. With these funds, SWEEP will profile selected schools that are implementing climate resilience practices (such as solar panels and energy efficiency measures) and teaching climate resilience curricula to their students. A sub-grant will go to Shelburne Farms to find these schools and write a case study on each.These school stories will be featured at the Cultivating Climate Resilience Summit in April 2016 to inspire climate resilience actions in other schools across the state and the broader region.

Through this work, SWEEP will elevate the conversation about climate change and energize action to address it. This initiative needs a cohesive, motivated network of Vermont educators ready to get to work. Please join our effort!

An Extended Learning Opportunity Credits Certificate will be available upon completion of the event. For more information, contact Conference Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .