In the midst of a faculty-led, world-wide study abroad trip examining climate change and the adoption of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, Hiram College will host David T. Sobel for a public talk titled “Global Climate Change meets Ecophobia” on Saturday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Sobel is Director of Teacher Certification Programs in the Education Department at Antioch New England Graduate School. He co-directs the Community-based School Environmental Education (CO-SEED) program, a place-based education initiative that improves schools, encourages community vitality, and preserves environmental quality in rural and urban communities throughout New England.
His talk will address the value and importance of providing children and adults with information about global climate change in an appropriate manner that does not incite fear about nature and our future.
Sobel is a frequent keynote speaker at environmental education conferences, serves as a consultant to school districts and environmental organizations, and is a correspondent for Orion Afield. His main interest lies in fostering developmentally appropriate science, social studies, and environmental education.
Sobel is the author of Children’s Special Places, Mapmaking with Children, Place-Based Education Connecting Classrooms & Communities, and Beyond Ecophobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education.
Light refreshments and a book signing follow the formal remarks. Copies of Beyond Ecophobia will be available for purchase. The event, free and open to the public, will be held in the Kennedy Center Ballroom on State Route 700 on the Hiram College campus.