The Fundamentals of Communicating About Climate Change Event

Join us for our next intersectionality event: The Fundamentals of Communicating About Climate Change: Education, Community & Action!

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Welcome to our event! Learn some more details about the event below:

Event Date: Friday, November 20th, 2020

Event time: 7:00-8:30pm EST

Event Location: Zoom Webinar. Registration link: https://bit.ly/34Qzpy7.

Full event description: 

Ever try to communicate something that’s really important to someone and you just don’t know how to get them to listen -- let alone get them to take action? It’s climate change. It’s real. It’s all around us. It’s not political. And it requires action. Take action in joining our panelists for The Fundamentals of Communicating About Climate Change event in which we will delve into topics together such as: framing language that leads to successful connections in communication, how education around climate change exists currently in our lives & communities and how it can be improved upon, and how to spark communication into action in others as well as within ourselves. Tired of unsuccessful communication around climate change? We are too. Let’s learn together about how to talk about it right. 

**our event is a FREE virtual event in which we encourage absolutely anyone & everyone who is interested in these topics to attend!

Event Panelists: 

Rishya Narayanan from Mass Audubon

Simone C. from Spring Forward

Frida G. from Spring Forward

Lindsay Jordan from National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI) & the New England Aquarium

Dr. Julia Colwell from the University of New Hampshire's Natural Resources and the Environment Department

Event Moderator: 

Isabella Luca from Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW)

 

Any further questions? Please contact Isabella (Izzy) Luca at isabella@climatecrew.org and I will be happy to help you!

 

About Our Panelists:

Rishya Narayanan, MS, is a multimedia science communicator specializing in environmental science communications and policy. At Mass Audubon, Rishya tells the story of the organization’s climate action work, using values and solutions-focused language to inspire broad audiences towards tackling our collective climate challenge. She has spent time in informal education, communications and policy advocacy at the New England Aquarium, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, and PBS science series, NOVA. She was also awarded a 2019 Rapport Public Policy Fellowship, which she served at the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. When she’s not nose-deep in the latest marine or climate science research, Rishya is either playing video games or Dungeons and Dragons.

Simone C. is a sophomore in high school. She is the member support coordinator in Sunrise Boston and the curriculum coordinator in Spring Forward; a high school led climate education organization. 

Lindsay Jordan is the Supervisor of Visitor Education at the New England Aquarium where she has worked for the last ten years. She has a degree in Psychology and focuses especially on how to use psychology to better communicate complicated issues like climate change. She is also the Network Coordinator for the National Network of Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI). In her free time, Lindsay and her husband enjoy kayaking, beekeeping, and foster rescue dogs. 

Julia Novak Colwell is a Lecturer at the University of New Hampshire in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment.  Her teaching and research focuses on environmental conservation and sustainability through the lens of social equity and justice.

About Our Moderator:

Isabella Luca, or Izzy, was born and raised South of Boston in Canton, MA, though she is currently living in an apartment in Allston with three other awesome flatmates as a part of College for Social Innovation’s Program, Semester in the City. She is very excited to have officially begun interning at CREW!

She is currently a Sophomore at the University of New Hampshire and is working towards a double major in Community and Environmental Planning and Sociology as well as a minor in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability. While still figuring out extracurricular interests, she has most recently joined her school’s Sociology and Planning Clubs. She hopes to pursue her love of music and theatre further once able to rejoin her college. Among these interests, she also loves to sing, read, watch movies, learn more about Boston, and attempt to play guitar well. 


Resources: 

You can visit these websites to learn more about our lovely panelists' organizations and other informational sites. 

 

Learn more about Mass Audubon: https://www.massaudubon.org/our-conservation-work/climate-change

Learn more about Spring Forwardhttps://www.springforwardclimate.org/

Learn more about NNOCCIhttps://climateinterpreter.org/

Learn more about The New England Aquariumhttps://www.neaq.org/learn/climate-change-education-resources/

Learn more about UNH's Natural Resources and the Environment Departmenthttps://colsa.unh.edu/natural-resources-environment

 

Other resources:

https://www.ourclimatevoices.org/ethical-storytelling#:~:text=Ethical%20storytelling%20is%20the%20practice,experiences%2C%20narratives%2C%20and%20complexity

https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/race-and-climate-change/

https://www.umb.edu/ssl/research