21st Century Student Development: Preparing Students for an Engaged Response to Climate Change and Our New Environmental Reality
Dr. Heather Hackman
The educative power of co-curricular spaces in higher education makes it one of the most powerful means for educating students about environmental issues, climate disruption, and sustainability. This session focuses on various dimensions of student affairs that are particularly conducive to educating students about climate change and suggests ways for student affairs professionals to engage in that learning. For example, the leadership development and community development aspects of student affairs, residence life, and other co-curricular aspects of higher education are two specific foci where this type of learning can be undertaken with vigor. As such, the session begins with a brief summary of where we are in this climate moment globally and nationally, how a social justice lens connects to that reality, and then turns the remainder of the session to the question of how we can engage students through a social justice lens in co-curricular spaces in order to teach for climate justice. The session is an introductory one and does not require any predisposition to climate science or social justice work.
Dates and Times:
October 1 - October 1, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Registration Deadline: September 17, 2015 1:00 PM
Registration is closed.
Lory Student Center Room 386
Debora Colbert, 970-491-2645, Debora.Colbert@ColoState.edu