Join us for a virtual Global Change Seminar series organized by the Southeast CASC Global Change Fellows
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET
Intergenerational Learning: How Children are Changing Past Generations’ Environmental Perceptions
- Dr. K.C. Busch – Assistant Professor of STEM Education, NC State University, Department of Education
- Mrs. Norma Ortiz – Indigenous grandmother, Retired school counselor, and Educator from the community of Cidra, PR
- Dr. Danielle Lawson – Assistant Professor, Penn State University, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
- Dr. Kathryn Stevenson – Assistant Professor, NC State University, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Summary: Intergenerational learning has been occurring in one shape or form for hundreds of years. Recently, there has been a surge of research surrounding how children can teach their parents about a number of issues. In particular, climate change is a contentious topic in some communities, but recent research has shown that children have the power to influence their parents’ opinions. In this panel, we convene with researchers who study the impact that children can have on their parents and the world around them. In this seminar, we will discuss the state of climate change education in our schools, what this means for intergenerational learning and future research. Further, we will discuss the influence intergenerational learning can have on communities and families.
Once registered, you’ll receive a Zoom link to join the meeting.