Working with Key Influentials

Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP) Alliance 2017 Effective Practices Webinar Series
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 14:30

Thursday, June 1, 2-3pm EDT
Working with Key Influentials 

Presenters: Mica Estrada (CEP, University of California, San Francisco), Michel Boudrias (CEP, University of San Diego), Nilmini Silva-Send (CEP, University of San Diego)

People in key influential positions across the country are making decisions that determine how their communities address climate change. These Key Influential (KI) community leaders work collectively with other community experts to understand the causes and consequences of climate change in their region and to lessen the impacts.

Climate Education Partners (CEP) has created a climate education approach that KIs find to be relevant and valuable to their informed decision-making. CEP’s approach is regionally tailored and includes (1) identifying what is important to KIs in our region; (2) providing accessible scientific facts about the impacts of climate change on 5 local impact areas; (3) engaging in educational outreach in informal non-classroom settings, such as in tours or business Lunch & Learns; (4) producing short, colorful briefs on KI relevant topics (such as vulnerable populations and economic impacts) and videos on key impact areas (such as health and wildfires); and (5) developing replication resources for use in other regions.

Together with local scientists, educators, and a wide range of community leaders, CEP has created opportunities for KIs to make more informed decisions based on current climate science findings and in a community of other leaders, who also care that the region maintains its beautiful quality of life for generations to come. 

Please join them on June 1st to learn more about CEP's work and hear from the CEP team who will share deeper insights and case studies on best practices to educate KI leader audiences.

This series of four webinars (see below) will compliment the newly released Climate Change Education: Effective Practices for Working with Educators, Scientists, Decision Makers, and the Public guide.

Produced by the CCEP Alliance, this guide provides recommendations for effective education and communication practices when working with different types of audiences. While effective education has been traditionally defined as the acquisition of knowledge, Alliance programs maintain a broader definition of "effective" to include the acquisition and use of climate change knowledge to inform decision-making.

Please use this link to register for one or more of the webinars in this series. Once registered, information on how to connect to the webinars will be sent within a week of scheduled webinar.

More information can be found on the CCEP Alliance website, www.ccepalliance.org

National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance exemplary climate change education through research and practice.