Education for Community Resilience - PA
February 11-12//9:30 - 3:30
Stroud Water Research Center, 970 Spencer Rd., Avondale, PA

Communities throughout the region are dealing with environmental issues and hazards due to extreme weather events, the impacts of climate change as well as other social and environmental changes. Education can, and often does, play a key role in shaping how the slower, longer-term environmental changes and episodic events are dealt with through supporting student’s and the general public’s deeper understanding of scientific processes and ways in which human and natural systems interact. This deeper understanding can ultimately enable communities to make informed decisions that reduce their vulnerability to environmental hazards and stresses and become more resilient.

Please consider joining NOAA, Stroud Water Research Center and DCNR - Pennsylvania State Parks, regional science and policy leaders, and fellow educators in a collaborative 2-day learning opportunity designed to explore some of the science, policy and social/environmental justice aspects of resilience and consider how resilience is and can be integrated within education programming.

During this workshop we will:
1. Develop awareness/understanding of the variety of ways in which we define/discuss resilience (what do we mean by resilience in different contexts - what is the resilience landscape?)
2. Develop an understanding of existing regional science and how it supports resilient communities and ecosystems
3. Develop awareness of regional resiliency efforts - Actions being taken and ways to connect to/celebrate those actions
4. Discuss and learn about models of how resilience fits within education programming (existing or new) and identify ways we can connect to regional resiliency efforts
5. Develop capacity to integrate programming related to and supportive of community resiliency
6. Consider education’s role as a key driver in student, teacher, and public understanding of resiliency

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This workshop will take place over two days. Ideally workshop participants will be able to participate on both days but we know sometimes schedules do not allow for this. Please check your schedules and let us know if you plan on attending both days or can only attend one of the days. NOTE: If this workshop is full we will need to prioritize folks that can attend both days. *
If you are traveling from a substantial distance and require housing we may be able to connect you with local resources including hotels and low-cost shared-lodging. If you would like more information about this please indicate so here.
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