In 2022, LeWiBo developed a special educational programme – webinars on ecology, climate change and global warming for high school students. The webinars take place in different languages (mostly English).
The full programme can be found below. Also, you can watch the videos of the past webinars:
„Climate change imaginarium” with Jenifer Wightman – Register to attend
Monday 4th of April, 1 PM CET
Age range: 15+
Jenifer Wightman is a PhD candidate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY. She is also a research scientist specializing in greenhouse gas inventories and life cycle analysis of agriculture, forestry, waste, and bioenergy systems. Her art practice began in 2002 and employs scientific tropes to incite curiosity of biological phenomena and inform an ecological reflexivity.
„How can plants and soil help fight climate change?„ with Timofey Chernov – Register to attend
Thursday the 14th of April, 3 PM CET
Age range: 12+
Dr. Timofey Chernov is a biological sciences PhD, researcher and popularizer in the field of soil science, microbiology and ecology. His area of interest includes the interaction of climate, vegetation and agriculture with soil. He is particularly interested in exotic regions, such as the tundra, tropical forests or deserts.
„Engaging with the Anthropocene: which scientific approaches to guide students?” with Alexis Tantet & Joan Delort Ylla – Register to attend
Wednesday 20th of April, 2 PM CET
Age range: FOR TEACHERS ONLY
Dr. Alexis Tantet is a researcher at LMD/IPSL and assistant professor at École Polytechnique in France. He studies climate variability and its impact on renewable energy systems. He is a member of the Écopolien and engages in scientific mediation activities about climate change, energy and political ecology.
Joan Delort Ylla is a PhD student at École Polytechnique at LMD/IPSL. His research deals with the climate-energy nexus, with a focus on the integration of renewable energies in power systems. He also has an expertise in geothermal energy and carbon capture and storage technologies. He is a member of the Écopolien collective and engages in scientific mediation and action around political ecology.
„An introduction to climate change” with Beniamino Abis – Register to attend
Friday 22nd of April, 10 AM CET
Age range: 10+
Dr. Beniamino Abis is an expert in the field of Earth Observation with a background in mathematics and a PhD on the dynamics of the boreal forest with respect to climate change. He is currently working on the EarthCARE mission, a joint venture between ESA and JAXA, to allow scientists to study the relationship between clouds, aerosols and radiation.
„Cultiver la diversité de plantes alimentaires pour construire une agriculture durable” with Adeline Barnaud – Register to attend
Tuesday 10th of May, 1 PM CET
Age range: 12+
Dr. Adeline Barnaud is a researcher at the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development. She is interested in the history of cultivated plants. How have human societies shaped the diversity of plants and how will this diversity allow us to build a sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change?
„Energy efficiency and the climate change” with Stanley Okoro – Register to attend
Tuesday 17th of May, 1 PM CET
Age range: 16+
Dr. Stanley Uchenna Okoro is a Climate Strategy & Renewable Energy expert. He has a Ph.D. in Earth System Science from the University of Hamburg Germany. His research and consultancy work are centred on Science Based Targets Development, Energy Efficiency, Carbon Accounting, Renewable Energy System. He is committed to providing information that helps students, direct management, policy, and decision-making towards sustainability, aiming to make an impactful contribution to society and the planet.
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For updated information, visit the page of Lecturers Without Borders: https://lewibo.org/climatechange
Source: Lecturers Without Borders, via iTeach (Institutul pentru Educație, România)