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10:05-10:50 Keynote presentation (Faylor Lecture Hall)
Dr. Nancy Harris, World Resources International
“Monitoring Deforestation with Global Forest Watch”

10:55-11:55 SESSION 1

Science and ethics of climate change (Fisher 317)

10:55-11:10 Richard Whiteford, Climate Reality Project
“Understanding Climate Change”

11:10-11:25 David Blockstein, National Council for Science and the Environment
Read for the Earth: An Opportunity for Large Scale Undergraduate Education about Climate and Energy

11:25-11:40 Owen Moe, Lebanon Valley College
Understanding the Science of Climate Change

11:40-11:55 Donald Brown, Widener University School of Law
The Policy Implications of Climate Change Ethics

Effective teaching practices (Fisher 318)

10:55-11:10 Peter Buckland, Penn State University
Resolved: Climate Change is Not a ‘Crisis’

11:10-11:25 Ana Emlinger, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Simple Steps to Get Student Engagement When Teaching Climate Change Online

11:25-11:40 David Matlaga, Susquehanna University
Climate Change Research as a Means of Introducing First-Year Students to the Diversity of Ecological Approaches

11:40-11:55 Kathy Straub, Susquehanna University
A Climate Change Treaty Negotiation Lab: Kyoto in an Hour

12:00-1:00 Lunch (Degenstein Campus Center – cafeteria)
Please bring your lunch ticket with you.

1:15-1:45 Afternoon presentation (Faylor Lecture Hall)
Peterson Toscano, Performance Activist
“There’s Something Funny About Climate Change”

1:55-3:10 SESSION 2

Teaching about climate change outside the sciences (Fisher 317)

1:55-2:10 Neil Leary, Dickinson University
Interpreting the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

2:10-2:25 Drew Hubbell, Susquehanna University
Climate Change Narratives

2:25-2:40 Hong Wang, Shippensburg University
Cultural Approach to Climate Change

2:40-2:55 Roger Turner, Dickinson College
The View from 2114? Integrating Climate Change in the Second Half of the American History Survey

2:55-3:10 Group Discussion 

Hands-on activities for climate change education (Fisher 318)

1:55-2:10 Samuel Wallace, Montgomery County Community College
Campus Trees Survey for Science Education, Cost Savings, and Community Relations

2:10-2:25 David Reed, Dickinson College
Physical Climate Modeling: A New Project-Based Climate Modeling Course at Dickinson University

2:25-2:40 Mark Collins, University of Pittsburgh
Sustainability Flash Lab – Or, Why Is There a Furnace in the Middle of the Classroom”?

2:40-2:55 Justinus Satrio, Villanova University
Integrating Freshmen into Exploring the Multi-faceted World of Engineering and Sustainability through Biofuels Synthesis from Waste Cooking Oil

2:55-3:10 David Bowne, Elizabethtown College
How Much for the Carbon in the Air? Understanding a Biogeochemical Cycle by Developing a Business Plan to Sequester Carbon

3:30-4:00 Closing discussion (Faylor Lecture Hall)


This PERC event couldn’t have happened without the hospitality and generosity of Susquehanna University, its staff and faculty. Thanks as well to the PERC Executive Committee including Dickinson’s Neil Leary, host of the 2014 event and most especially Susquehanna University’s Kathy Straub who offered to host this year’s event, secured our two guest speakers and worked hard to make this event happen. Our gratitude goes as well to all of today’s speakers who took the time to prepare and participate so that we can collectively learn, improve and move forward.

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