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Creative Ways to Communicate about Climate Change: A Conversation with Clara Deser, Lisa Gardiner, and Beth Osnes

Creative Ways to Communicate about Climate Change: A Conversation with Clara Deser, Lisa Gardiner, and Beth Osnes Online

Tune in for a dynamic conversation about the multitude of creative ways we can and must communicate about the vital issue of climate change: through song, music, art, writing, museum exhibitions, theater, performance, etc. The panelists will take questions from the community at the end of the event. 



Dr. Clara Deser is a senior scientist at the US National Center for Atmospheric Research, where she leads the Climate Analysis Section.  She received her B.S. degree from MIT, and her Ph.D. from the University of Washington.  Deser is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society. Deser is recognized for her work on global climate variability and change. She is known particularly for her observational and modeling studies of the interactions among the atmosphere, oceans and sea ice that give rise to natural climate fluctuations, and for delineating their role in projections of regional climate change. Deser’s group uses numerical models of the earth’s climate to understand the physics behind natural climate variability and anthropogenic climate change. They pioneered the use of large ensembles of model simulations for studying human-induced climate change in the presence of natural variability.  Such ensembles provide a quantitative framework for assessing the risks of climate change and associated impacts on extreme weather, and provide crucial information for adaptation and mitigation efforts.

Lisa S. Gardiner, PhD MFA, leads educational resource development at the UCAR Center for Science Education, developing K-12 curriculum and exhibit and website content to help people of all ages learn about the science of our planet. Gardiner is the author of Tales from an Uncertain World: What Other Assorted Disasters Can Teach Us About Climate Change (Iowa Press, 2018) and cocreator of NASA’s Elementary GLOBE book series. Before moving into science education in 2001, Gardiner researched the ecology of fossil coral reefs. She holds a PhD in geology from the University of Georgia, a bachelor's degree in geology and marine science from Smith College, and an MFA in narrative nonfiction writing from Goucher College.

As a Professor of Theatre and Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado, Beth Osnes is co-director of Inside the Greenhouse, an initiative for creative communication on climate. Her most recent book is Performance for Resilience: Engaging Youth on Energy and Climate through Music, Movement, and Theatre. As co-founder of SPEAK she recently co-published a curriculum for vocal empowerment for young women’s civic voices that is evidence-based with Dr. Chelsea Hackett and the MAIA Impact School in Guatemala. Beth designs narrative frameworks of experience for youth that maximize voice and choice while supporting the expression of their civic voices. She does all of this to co-author and actualize an equitable, survivable, and thrive-able future for all life and the ecosystems upon which all life relies.

Access the many formats of All We Can Save in our online catalog. One Book One Boulder is generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation.

Tuesday, Oct 19 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm
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One Book, One Boulder 2021

Boulder Public Library and the Boulder Library Foundation are proud to host One Book One Boulder: Read, Engage, Grow. This program aims to bring Boulder together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. Participate in a variety of events, including book discussion groups, workshops, performances and storytimes. Generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation.

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