Free online webinar featuring author Harriet Shugarman and CCHS graduate Sarena Sabine.
Our children are angry, scared, surprised, defiant, unsure, oblivious and concerned. They are all, or none of the above. As the climate crisis gains prominence in the news and takes center stage in the classroom, in our homes and in our local community are you prepared to answer questions your children are asking? Harriet Shugarman will share information, ideas and advice from her more than 25 years of experience working on the climate crisis. She will be joined by Sarena Sabine for an engaging conversation and online presentation.
About our Presenters: Harriet Shugarman is the 2021 Waterspirit Suzanne Golas Awardee, a 2020 New York City Climate Hero and a 2019 featured speaker at the Global Engagement Summit at United Nations Headquarters. Harriet is the Executive Director and founder of ClimateMama, an on-line community launched in 2009 that reaches individuals in over 110 countries and all 50 states. She was the recipient of the prestigious Climate Reality Alfredo Sirkis Memorial Green Ring Award in 2017 and is also profiled in former US Vice President Al Gore’s book: An Inconvenient Sequel, Truth to Power. Harriet’s 2020 book: How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change, Turning Angst to Action was a national finalist for the 2020 Foreword INDIES Book Awards, and a silver award winner for both the 2021 Independent Book Publishers Benjamin Franklin Book of the Year and the 2021 Nautilus Book of the Year. Harriet has worked for more than 25 years with governments, international organizations, and educational institutions on climate and sustainability issues as an economist, policy analyst, and educator, including 13 years with the International Monetary Fund as a representative of the IMF at the United Nations. Harriet is a professor of Climate Change and Society and World Sustainability at Ramapo College of New Jersey.
Harriet will be joined by CCHS graduate Sarena Sabine.
About Sarena Sabine: Sarena is a second-year Psychology Ph.D. student at the University of Washington working in the Human Interaction with Nature and Technological Systems (HINTS) Lab. She graduated from Concord-Carlisle Regional High School in 2015, and then graduated from Bowdoin College with honors in 2019 with a major in Psychology and Environmental Studies. She then worked as a Research Associate in Psychology at Bowdoin College, where she found that a multi-week nature imagery intervention benefited students’ well-being. She has also been involved in research collaborations on the mental health effects of Covid-19 on college students, and the role of pedagogical instruction on children’s ecological thinking and behavior. Her current research interests revolve around understanding the psychological impacts of immersive experiences in nature, and the implications of mental states elicited from these experiences. With plans to pursue a minor in Quantitative Psychology, she is also interested in scale development and is currently working with the HINTS Lab to develop a scale for a new construct that may be relevant to the growing field of environmental psychology.
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