Outreach and Education Update
On March 8, HBRF co-hosted the Climate and Clean Energy Youth Forum, along with Stonyfield Organic, the Revers Center for Energy at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, ReVision Energy, the League of Conservation Voters, and Sustainable Futures Consulting. The event featured Hubbard Brook PIs and students from environmental fields (including Young Voices of Science participants) interacting with members of the Biden-Harris administration and the NH Congressional delegation about climate and clean energy policies.
On March 9, Nat Cleavitt presented on "Lichens, Mosses, and Liverworts" for the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center's Virtual Pub Night. A recording is available at the following link:
On March 25, Sarah Garlick and Nat Cleavitt led a Hubbard Brook Roundtable about the regeneration of northern hardwoods in the Northern Forest. Hubbard Brookers Scott Bailey, John Battles, Anthea Lavallee, Jackie Matthes, Sarah Thorne, and Chris Woodall participated, along with 19 representatives from federal and state forest management, cooperative extension, consulting forestry, forestland conservation, timber investment management organizations, and applied silvicultural research. A group of Cornell University undergraduates—Alex Ding, Zoe Economos, Raeana Kiss, and Isabella Kong—helped to organize and produce the engagement event, including conducting pre-roundtable interviews with 21 participants. A full report from the event is forthcoming.
HBRF is part of a working group of the Northeast Climate Change Education Collaborative that has developed “How to Talk about Climate Justice and Climate Change in New England:” a 10-hour, online professional development workshop for educators, guides, interpreters, and other professionals. The workshop will support a cohort of 20 participants and will take place over four sessions during the month of April. Sarah Garlick will serve as faculty from HBRF. As part of the workshop, participants will develop individual projects that help implement principles of climate justice and evidence-based climate change communication into their workplace. HBRF’s collaborating partners for this program are Mass Audubon, Shelburne Farms, Audubon Vermont, College of the Atlantic, and Lake Champlain Sea Grant.