CSTPR Noontime Seminar
Moving From Awareness to Action: A Co-produced Creative Climate Change Curriculum
by Patrick Chandler, Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Boulder
*2019 Winner of the Radford Byerly Award in Science and Technology Policy
Abstract: Increasing science literacy and finding innovative communication methods to bridge communication barriers that surround environmental issues is a vital step in making progress on climate change in our divided nation. This work cannot stop with awareness; we must provide pathways to action and support citizens in civic engagement. Combining art and science creates unique opportunities for doing this work. In this talk, Patrick Chandler will discuss recent art/science integration projects, methodologies, and community impact.
Patrick Chandler is a graduate student in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research is focused on the methodologies and impacts of combining art and science to communicate about environmental issues, and he hopes to publish a guide for communities and organizations on that subject. Patrick also works as an Education Consultant for the Washed Ashore Project and has ten years’ experience developing environmental education, stewardship, and science programs including curricula. Previously, Patrick served as the International Coastal Cleanup Coordinator for Alaska and was the Special Programs Coordinator for the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies.