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Welcome to the Summer Institute for Climate Change Education! Hosted in partnership with NOAA’s Climate Office and The Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program. 
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Friday, July 30 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Whose Climate Science? Weaving Culture and Science Together for Climate Action FILLING

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We teach climate science, but whose “science?” Despite research documenting the importance of place-based and cultural evidence in increasing climate literacy, this issue is often presented using a “western” science framework. As a result, climate education doesn’t resonate with learners. The result is inaction. This session will share how indigenous science and culture are equal tools with “western” science in evaluating climate change and relating it to learners. We will demonstrate how to weave together qualitative and quantitative “ways of knowing” using the “G-WOW” climate literacy model to promote climate awareness and action, for learners in all locations and cultures.

Speakers
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Cathy "Cat" Techtmann (she/her)

Environmental Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension
Cathy “Cat” Techtmann is a Professor of Community Resource Development and an Environmental Outreach Specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension. Cat specializes in making environmental issues “come alive” for youth to adult audiences. The Gikinoo’wizhiwe... Read More →


Friday July 30, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
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