Introducing Climate Studies at Minority-Serving Institutions: A Collaborative Effort of AMS & Second Nature

Presented by: Second Nature in partnership with the American Meteorological Society (AMS)

Date & Time: January 23, 2014 | 3:00-4:00 PM EST

Join AMS & Second Nature for a webinar aimed at promoting the importance of basic climate science education at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs).

This webinar will provide an overview of:
• The AMS Climate Studies Diversity Project, its eligibility requirements and application process
• Previous Diversity Project participants’ experiences, and opportunities for Minority-Serving Institutions
• How to integrate the AMS Climate Studies Diversity Project and the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) for campus sustainability planning

Panelists:
• James Brey – Director, AMS Education Program
• Jason Szymanski – Professor of Chemistry & Geosciences, Monroe Community College
• John Warford– Professor of Geography, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
• Van Du – ACUPCC Program Manager, Second Nature

More than ever, universities must take leadership roles to address the grand challenges of the twenty-first century, and climate change is paramount amongst these.
—Michael M. Crow, President, Arizona State University
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