Reinventing Science Centers to be Hubs for Community Resilience to Climate Change

Sunday, September 30, 2018: 1:45 PM-3:00 PM
Meeting Room 24 (Connecticut Convention Center)
Session Leader:
Carrie McDougall, Senior Program Manager, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA)
Session Moderator:
Carrie McDougall, Senior Program Manager, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA)
Presenters:
David Sittenfeld, Program Manager, Forum, Museum of Science, Jen Kretser, Director of Programs and the Youth Climate Summit Initiative, The Wild Center, The Wild Center/Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, Bryan Wunar, Director of Community Initiatives, Museum of Science and Industry, Jeremy Hoffman, Climate and Earth Scientist, Science Museum of Virginia and Leigh Peake, Chief Education Officer, Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Frequent natural disasters are the new normal, and cities are struggling to be resilient. Come learn about and provide feedback on projects that position science centers as hubs for climate resilience, including teens becoming advocates for resilient communities, public resilience forums at community centers, and engaging laypeople in resilience decision-making.

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