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Presented By: School for Environment and Sustainability

Advancing Climate Education (ACE 2.0) at the University of Michigan: Leadership for Turning Climate Anxiety into Action

Advancing Climate Education at the University of Michigan Advancing Climate Education at the University of Michigan
Advancing Climate Education at the University of Michigan
This in-person event is free and open to all U-M faculty, students, and staff. Register for this free event by April 5, 2024.

Join us for a transformative discussion about turning our climate anxiety into action. During this two-day event, participants will learn how to leverage their climate emotions to motivate, empower, and engage in lifelong individual and collective actions toward creating a sustainable and just future.

Along with a keynote address from Dr. Sarah Jaquette Ray, co-author of “The Existential Toolkit for Climate Justice Educators: How to Teach in a Burning World” (2024) and author of “A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet” (2020), there will be opportunities for small-group discussions and breakout sessions.

Breakout Session Topics:

- Keeping your Cool on a Warming Planet”: Workshop for Recommendations for Managing Climate Anxiety
- “How to Teach in a Burning World”: Recommendations for Educators
- Climbing out of the Doom Spiral: Balancing Climate Anxiety & Hope
- Zombies & the Climate Crisis: Using storytelling to change the game
- The U-M Climate Collective: Toward a culture of climate resilience


Wednesday, April 10 >> 5:30–9:00 p.m.

5:30-6:30 p.m. >> Registration and Networking
6:30-7:00 p.m. >> Welcome, Icebreaker Activity, and Creative Competition Winners
7:00-8:00 p.m. >> Keynote Speaker and Q&A Session
8:00-8:50 p.m. >> Small-group Discussions
8:50-9:00 p.m. >> Closing Remarks

Thursday, April 11 from 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

8:30-9:00 a.m. >> Registration and Coffee
9:00-10:00 a.m. >> Provost Welcome and Student Panel
10:00-10:10 a.m. >> Break
10:10-11:25 a.m. >> Concurrent Session 1
11:25-11:35 a.m. >> Break
11:35 a.m.-12:50 p.m. >> Concurrent Session 2
12:50-1:30 p.m. >> Lunch and Concluding Remarks
2:00 p.m. >> Conclusion

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