COMMUNICATING CLIMATE CHANGE

Date: 
March 11, 2017 - 12:30pm
Sponsor: 
MOB
Butler Public Library
218 N. McKean St
Butler, PA 16001
United States

Saturday, March 11, 12:30 pm
Butler Public Library
218 N. McKean St.
Butler, PA 16001
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This talk will focus on how to discuss climate change and other environmental issues in persuasive ways to influence peoples beliefs, attitudes, and actions. We will cover the importance of knowing your audience, how to frame environmental issues, and potent communication tools such as stories. Part talk, part workshop; come to discuss, learn and practice these environmental communication techniques.

Dr. Shawn K. Davis is an assistant professor in the Parks and Recreation Department at Slippery Rock University. He completed a masters degree in human dimensions of natural resources through a fellowship program with Walking Mountains Science Center in Colorado. Shawn’s Ph.D. research at Colorado State University involved investigating place-based educational strategies for communicating climate change in America’s National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges. His current research involves a collaborative project that partners rock climbers with bat biologists to discover roosting locations in Colorado. Outside of the classroom, Shawn enjoys sailing, rock climbing, backpacking, trail running, hunting, skiing, biking, and living sustainably with his family.

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