Integrating Energy, Earth and Environmental Education
Monday, May 6, 2019
10:00 am PT | 11:00 am MT | 12:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm ET
Presenters: David Blockstein (Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences), Teresa Sabol Spezio (Pitzer College), and Cornelia Colijn (University of Pennsylvania)
This webinar is sponsored by the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) and the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT). This webinar is part of a series supporting teaching with InTeGrate principles, using InTeGrate-developed and curated materials as tools.
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As the world grapples with climate change, educators have an increased responsibility to help their students learn about energy, energy systems, and the energy economy. However, many educators lack expertise about energy. Geoscientists and Earth system scientists may be well positioned to bridge between technical aspects of energy and the environmental consequences of various types of energy use.
This webinar introduces Energy, Earth and Environmental Education (E4) – an emerging approach informs about energy solutions to climate change. Join fellow Energy, Earth and Environmental Educators (E4) to share best practices and learn new techniques. It is a precursor to an E4 community building workshop sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) on June 26 and a discussion symposium on graduate education in energy on June 27 at the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) conference at the University of Central Florida from June 26-29, 2019.David Blockstein, Senior Adviser, Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences will introduce E4 and present opportunities to learn more about E4. Teresa Sabol Spezio, Visiting Assistant Professor, Pitzer College will discuss pedagogy involved applying the complexity of energy systems so students have a way to compare and evaluate energy sources. Cornelia Colijn, Executive Director, Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, Stuart Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania will discuss creation of graduate programs in energy.
By the end of the webinar, participants will:
- Become aware of Energy, Earth and Environmental Education (E4)
- Learn how E4 is presented in classroom settings
- Learn about approaches for certificates and degree programs related to energy systems
- Develop ideas on how to use these approaches at their own institutions
- Learn about InTeGRATE modules related to energy
Time - 10:00 am PT | 11:00 am MT | 12:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm ET
Duration - 1 hour
Format - Online web presentation via Zoom meeting software with questions and discussion. Go to the webinar technology page for information on using Zoom. Detailed instructions for joining the webinar will be emailed to registered participants one day prior to the webinar.
Preparation - There is no advance preparation required for this webinar. We encourage participants to view the websites of the organizations mentioned in the workshop summary.
The registration deadline has passed.
Please email Mitchell Awalt (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about this event.
David Blockstein, Senior Adviser, Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences
Teresa Sabol Spezio, Visiting Assistant Professor, Environmental Analysis, Pitzer College
Cornelia Colijn, Executive Director, Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, Stuart Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
Integrating Energy, Earth and Environmental Education Presentation Slides (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 11.8MB May6 19)
- Welcome and introductory remarks – Mitchell Awalt, SERC
- Introduction of speakers- David Blockstein, AESS
- Introduction to E4- David Blockstein, AESS
- Energy & Sustainability: A Multi- and Interdisciplinary Structure to Understand Energy Futures -Teresa Sabol Spezio, Pitzer College
- Graduate programs in Energy Management and Policy – Cornelia Colijn, University of Pennsylvania
- Opportunities to learn more about to E4 - David Blockstein, AESS
- Discussion and questions- moderated by David Blockstein, AESS
- Opportunities for further interaction - Mitchell Awalt, SERC
- Webinar Evaluation
- AESS Conference
- E4 Workshop
- National Energy Education Summits, organized by the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)
- Kleinman Center for Energy Policy
- National Energy Education Summit
- National Energy Education Development Project
- National Energy Foundation
- Slick Policy: Environmental and Science Policy in the Aftermath of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill (UPittPress, 2018)
- InTeGrate Teaching Modules about Energy