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  Session: Climate Change
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: Climate Science Across the Liberal Arts Curriculum at Gustavus Adolphus College
  Meeting: 2017 Summer Meeting: Cincinnati, Ohio
  Location: N/A
  Time: 3:20PM
  Author: Charles Niederriter,, Gustavus Adolphus College,
5079337315, chuck@gustavus.edu
  Co-Author(s): Julie Bartley, Thomas Huber, James Dontje, Jeff Jeremiason
  Abstract: At Gustavus Adolphus College, the Climate Science Project aims to help non-geoscience faculty introduce climate science content in their courses in order to increase climate science literacy among students. We assembled an interdisciplinary team of faculty with climate science expertise to develop climate science modules for use in non-geoscience courses. Faculty from the social sciences, humanities, arts, education, and natural sciences attended workshops in which they developed plans to include climate science in their courses. Based on these workshops, members of the development team created short modules for use by participating faculty that introduce climate science concepts to a non-specialist audience. The Climate Science Project at Gustavus Adolphus College aims to increase climate science literacy in both faculty members and students by creating accessible climate science content and supporting non-specialist faculty in learning key climate science concepts. In this way, climate science becomes embedded in current course offerings, including non-science courses.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: AAPT Summer 2017- Niederriter - BE06.pdf

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