1st Annual Climate Literacy for Agriculture and Sustainable Societies Virtual Conference

112 Gooch Hall

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(731) 881-7082

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(731) 881-7018

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Debbie Mount,

Director of Non-Degree Programs


1st Annual Climate Literacy for Agriculture and Sustainable Societies Virtual Conference

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June 15 – 17, 2021

Registration is Free

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Points (PDPs) for Tennessee teachers along with a certificate are available for $20.

 

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Partners: Murray State University, The Pennsylvania State University, and The University of Tennessee at Martin

 

The primary focus of this conference is to provide educational and networking opportunities for K-12 Agricultural Educators to enhance the educational curriculum in high schools with a focus on climate literacy.

 

Tuesday, June 15

4:00-7:00 pm – Opening from CLASS conference hosts and Dr. Stuart Foster, State Climatologist and Director of the Kentucky Climate Center

 

Mini presentations (UG and Graduate student CLASS researchers, UT Martin)

 

Wednesday, June 16

8.30 – 10.00 am - Panel discussion on climate change education by experts.

  • Eric Pelren, Professor of Wildlife Biology, UT Martin
  • William Tollefson, Tennessee Climate Office
  • Carson Letot, Global Teach Ag Network, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Donna McCallister, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics, Texas Tech University

1.00- 3.00 pm: CCE Workshop – Monash Model/ Climate Wedges Game/Climate Dice Game

  • Mark Simpson, Professor of Geography, UT Martin
  • Rachna Tewari, Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics, UT Martin
  • Joey Mehlhorn, Professor of Agricultural Economics, UT Martin

3.00 - 4.30 pm - Breakout rooms – Curriculum plan outline contest.

 

Thursday, June 17

8.30 – 10.00 am - Keynote Speaker

  • Jennifer Williams, Executive Director, Take Action Global

10:00 – Noon - Contest results, Resource sharing and networking, Closing Remarks

 

Conference Contact: Dr. Rachna Tewari, Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness 
Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources, The University of Tennessee at Martin
265 Brehm Hall, Martin, TN  38238

Telephone: (731)-881-7196 or  Email: rtewari@utm.edu

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