NSTA Engage: Fall20

November 13-15, 2020

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FILTERS APPLIED:9 - 12, Saturday Lightning Chat, No Strand, Environmental Science


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The Resilience Challenge: People Living with Changing Land and Moving Water

Saturday, November 14 • 11:50 AM - 12:15 PM

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The Mississippi River drains two-thirds of the conterminous United States at a rate of 16,000 cubic meters of water per second per day, generates a half trillion dollars of economic revenue annually, and accounts for more than one million US jobs. In addition to the forces from the river, there are forces from the Gulf of Mexico itself that bring to the Gulf Coast unwelcome coastal surge, sea level rise, harmful algal blooms, and the costliest storms in the country. All the while, the region boasts some of the fastest growing cities in the country. These forces and stressors set up a challenge—how do we maintain the economy of the region, the safety of the people, and the rich, diverse cultures of the Gulf Coast communities over the long term? There is a role for science to improve prediction capabilities, a role for engineering to improve our built environment, and a role for social science to help interpret these inputs for better decision making. This talk will discuss efforts on going in these spaces to position the Gulf Coast for a sustainable and resilient future.

Lauren Alexander Augustine (The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Washington, DC)

How Educators Can Empower Students to Do the Work of Climate Action

Saturday, November 14 • 11:50 AM - 12:15 PM

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During this lighning chat, we will discuss:

  • How can education support our students to be ready for the jobs that come with climate action?
  • Do your Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs focus on climate-related careers?
  • What are some of the jobs that are being created to address climate change in your community? (Hint: Check out renewable energy and energy efficiency jobs to start.)
  • What is your community or state doing to address climate change? Do you see a role for education to support these plans?

Frank Niepold (NOAA Climate Program Office: Silver Spring, MD)

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