NSF Design and Discovery Forum: Climate Science, Children, and the Media
February 11, 2022 11:00 AM
February 11, 2022 4:00 PM
The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) invites you to participate in a forum to stimulate a national conversation on the topic of climate science education for children ages 5-11. As scientists continue to study Earth’s changing climate and determine how society can both adapt to ongoing changes and mitigate future effects of climate change, there is a growing need to understand how to best communicate these concepts to young learners and inspire the next generation of scientists. This meeting will explore the potential for the media industry to collaborate with the scientific community to create content that is scientifically accurate and effectively engages children with climate science.
During this forum, panels of invited speakers and audience members will explore:
- What media producers need to know about communicating climate science and the impacts of climate change
- How to meaningfully engage historically underserved and underrepresented families in the creation of climate science-themed media
- Successful science-media collaborations
Videos from this daylong event are available here.
A set of resources shared by panelists and audience members during the event are available here.
A report of the forum's proceedings written by the Science and Technology Policy Institute is available here.
Lori Takeuchi, (703) 292-2190, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NSF Related Organizations
Directorate for Education and Human Resources
Division of Graduate Education
Division of Undergraduate Education
Division of Human Resource Development
Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings