by Claire Miller
The College of Education has partnered with the Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN) to host “Water: Global and Local Challenges,” a day-long conference aimed at promoting the discussion of water-related issues.
The conference, scheduled for March 17, 2012, in the COE (30 Pryor St., Atlanta), will feature a keynote speech followed by break-out sessions on topics ranging from climate change and pollution issues to conservation education and water in politics. Guest speakers at these sessions include Chesley McNeil, 11Alive News meteorologist; Cherilynn Morrow, Georgia State University astronomy professor; Jo Adang, coordinator of the Georgia chapter of the Water Education for Teachers (WET) Project; William Yotive, project manager of the United Nations Global Teaching and Learning Project; Jennette Gayer, legislative advocate for Environment Georgia; and April Ingle, executive director of the Georgia River Network.
Conference co-chairs Gwen Benson, COE associate dean for school and community partnerships, and Susan Ogletree, director of the COE’s Educational Research Bureau, said the event is designed to bring together speakers with different areas of expertise to facilitate a conversation about one of the world’s greatest natural resources.
“The conference will highlight the importance of water and its impact on issues ranging from education, health, politics and climate change,” Benson said. “We hope to get our students and community more involved in this discussion.”
CTAUN’s mission is to “provide educators worldwide with opportunities to learn about the work of the United Nations and to incorporate this global awareness into curricula and school activities at all levels,” according to its website.
Registration costs $10 for students and $35 for the general public. For more information or to register, visit www.ctaun.org.
Water: Global and Local Challenges
Date: March 17, 2012
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: College of Education, room 150
30 Pryor St., Atlanta
Cost: $10 students/ $35 general public
More info: www.ctaun.org