Global Climate Seminar


Global Climate Seminar

Plans are underway for Global Climate Change and Environmental Challenges: Approaches to Teaching in Community Colleges to be held April 21-23, 2016 at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) in Alexandria, VA. This unique and timely program will consider strategies that can be used in engaging students in considering the urgent challenges we face relative to climate change and other environmental challenges. 

The three-day seminar is part of the series of faculty professional development programs offered through NOVA’s Institute for Public Service.   Previously programs have been held on global peacebuilding (2014, 2015) and global health (2015). Nearly 100 faculty from community colleges around the U.S. have attended these programs.

The agenda for the April program is being planned, but confirmed for the program include:

  • Edward Maibach, MPH, PhD (Director, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University)
  • Virginia Burkett, PhD (Associate Director, Climate and Land Use Change, U.S. Geological Survey)
  • Judy Braus (Executive Director, North American Association for Environmental Education)
  • Karin Russ, MS, RN (University of Maryland School of Nursing)
  • Randall Amster, JD, PhD (Director, Program on Justice and Peace, Georgetown University)

Site visits are scheduled for:

If you have questions about the program contact Linda Campos at or David  J. Smith at

Note: Registration has been extended to March 25.