In episode 66 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Kate Bishop Williams at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.  Kate is a lecturer at the University and Waterloo and she used an America Adapts episode, “Deconstructing a Climate Change Skeptic” as part of her class curricula. Kate discusses why she chose this episode to use a tool to teach her students effective climate communication. Doug and Kate also discuss open access and the value of podcasts as a learning tool in the classroom.  Doug speaks with two of the students enrolled in Kate’s class and gets their feedback on what they learned from the Marc Morano episode (skeptic)  and their impressions of using a podcast in the classroom. This and much more!

Topics in this episode:

  • Using podcasts in the classroom to promote environmental change;
  • Learning that climate skepticism is more prevalent than many realize;
  • Developing guidelines for listening to a podcast and talking climate change;
  • Understanding the role of open access educational materials, especially climate resources;
  • Students explain how listening to a climate skeptic enhanced their ability to communicate climate change.

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University of Waterloo School of Public Health and Health Systems: https://uwaterloo.ca/public-health-and-health-systems/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-bishop-williams-4253b293/
Paper that called for Ecological Determinants of Health to be taught in Public Health Programs in Canada.
Link to SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition- a group focused on increasing open and describes OA and AER really well ): https://sparcopen.org:/
https://americaadapts.org/2017/08/07/deconstructing-a-climate-skeptic-the-marc-morano-podcast/

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