2015 G-WOW Culture & Climate Institute

DSCN72132015 G-WOW Changing Climate, Changing Culture Institute, July 13-16. Mark Your Calendars. Registration information posted soon.

The G-WOW Changing Climate, Changing Culture Institute is a 4-day professional development experience designed to help educators increase their climate literacy and ability to guide students in investigating climate change and taking action. This is experiential, hands on training that integrates cultural perspective with science. In this Institute you will learn how to:

- Integrate place-based evidence of climate change with the latest climate research

- Evaluate the impacts of climate change on the environment, cultures, and  communities

- Guide students in developing climate change service learning projects

- Develop and share climate change curriculum with other educators

-  Integrate Ojibwe cultural perspectives, traditional ecological knowledge, and language components

Where Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland, WI and surrounding coastal communities and tribal lands

Who:  Classroom teachers, community youth educators interested in climate change education. Enrollment is limited to 30.Dr. Dan Vimont

Sneak Preview… Our 2015 Featured Climate Change Science presenter will be Dr. Dan Vimont-Assoc. Professor Center for Climatic Research-UW Madison.

How to Apply:  The 2015 G-WOW Changing Climate, Changing Culture Institute agenda and application materials will be posted soon. In the meantime, see  what we learned at the 2014 G-WOW Changing Climate Institute Agenda

What’s Happens After My Institute?  What happens at a G-WOW Institute doesn’t stay at the Institute!  As part of their training, educators completing the G-WOW Institute develop and complete climate service learning projects with their students or in their communities. These projects will be posted at www.g-wow.org under the “Talking Circle” icon.  We provide follow-up support for teachers and community educators!.

“When I saw that we would be teaching about climate change…, I thought Ugghhh!!!  Now I see that the cultural impact of climate change is how to approach  middle school kids with this topic.“- G-WOW  Institute Teacher

 For more information:  Contact Cathy Techtmann, UW-Extension Environmental Outreach State Specialist, 715.561.2695 or Catherine.techtmann@ces.uwex.edu.

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The G-WOW Initiative is a collaboration between UW-Extension, the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC), US Forest Service, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore-National Park Service.

Project Partners include the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts- UW Madison, the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science-USDA, the Chicago Botanical Garden’s C3I Collaboration, and NASA.

Funding through the WI Coastal Management Program, NOAA, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the National Parks Foundation, the EPA, and NASA.

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