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Special Event for Secondary Teachers from the UNC Institute for the Environment

Attention Secondary School Teachers!

Are you looking for a way to engage your students around what will be happening during the Paris Climate Talks occurring November 30th to December 11th, 2015? This will be a “crucial conference, as it needs to achieve a new international agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global temperature rise below 2°C” by 2100.

You are invited to attend a special teacher training session, sponsored by the UNC Institute for the Environment, where you will conduct a mock-UN Climate Change Negotiations Game, a role-playing simulation game that puts teams into the role of international climate negotiators to create a pathway to solutions that limit global warming.  This simulation game is part of the World Climate Project that was launched on August 20th from the White House, as part of its Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Climate Education and Literacy Initiative.  People from all over the world will be conducting this exercise in conjunction with the Paris climate talks. This simulation game was developed by Climate Interactive and MIT.  By conducting this training with an experienced facilitator, you will gain the confidence to conduct this activity with your students.  In addition, new and updated materials are available for facilitators, making it easier than ever to lead your own simulation with students!

World Energy/Climate Exercise| Teacher Training Session
December 5th, 2015 9AM-Noon

100 Europa Drive, Suite 590
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Steve Kaagan, PhD, climate activist, leadership teacher and writer from Asheville, NC will lead teachers in the exercise.  Dr. Kaagan has a doctorate from Harvard University and is Professor Emeritus,  Michigan State University, and Senior Partner in bpcUSA, a German-American Consulting Firm. His areas of expertise are leadership, organizational analysis and administrative practice.

To register for this event, please click here.
A deposit will be required to secure your spot in the training session since a minimum number of teachers is required to conduct this simulation. Space is limited so register early!


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