Colleges & Education

Innovation doesn't just happen in a beaker, some teachers are creating new ways to inspire students to learn more about climate change, and changing their own campuses in the process.

For this segment of "Experts on Camera," the third I worked on, I did everything from deciding on a topic to editing the videos together. (Screenshot courtesy of SciLine/ https://www.sciline.org/wildfires/smoke-childrens-health/)

George Washington University
From day one I knew this was the field I wanted to be in––I left wanting to find a science communications job more than anything.
Two red foxes look at the camera from where they rest on a concrete parking lot.

From my article, "Studies debunk ‘nature is healing’ narrative from 2020 lockdowns" (Photo by Rural Explorer courtesy of Unsplash / https://unsplash.com/license).

George Washington University
To me, this internship experience meant a place to grow and refine my scientific reporting skills. Being encouraged to explore a topic in ways I find newsworthy was quite liberating.
A man in a red t-shirt, blue jeans, a baseball cap, and glasses stands with his hands on this hips looking to the left of the frame, standing in a field of grain.

Greg McGlinch owns Down Home Farms, a 450-acre family farming operation in Darke County, Ohio. “I hate seeing soil go down the creek because you’re losing a lot of valuable nutrients,” he said on June 26, 2021. “A lot of that you can’t put a monetary value on” (Photo by Jules Struck).

Planet Forward FAO Fellow | Emerson College
Interest in sustainable farming practices is building, and while independent and governmental conservation organizations can be good resources for promoting ecological practices, farmers say that swapping information peer-to-peer works best.
Headshots of the 2021-22 Planet Forward Comcast NBCUnivesal Storytelling Fellows

Meet our Fellows (clockwise, from top left): McKenzie Allen-Charmley, Jelina Liu, Erich Eberhard, and Jennifer Cuyuch.

Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
The four Fellows will create mini-documentaries on the frontlines of sustainability to be screened to an audience of academics, professionals, and students in the fields of science and communication at the 2022 Planet Forward Summit.
A tree on the edge of a forested bluff which looks over a green valley below.

The view from a bluff in the Ponca Wilderness in Compton, Arkansas. These lands, like much of what is now the state of Arkansas, are native to Indigenous peoples including the Osage, Sioux, Quapaw, and Caddo. (Image courtesy of Thomas Shahan/Flickr https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/).

Digital Content Editor, Planet Forward
Indigenous professor Dr. Bethany Henry Rosenbaum asked a powerful question: How do we bridge the Indigenous understanding that removal of Native people is still impactful today with the Western understanding that it’s in the past?
Graphic showing Peril & Promise, Planet Forward, Al Roker of NBC's Today Show and SUNY-ESF student Calvin Bordas
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
The Today Show’s Al Roker is not afraid to call climate change for what it is — an urgent crisis.  Hear more in our latest episode of Planet Forward, seen on PBS's Peril and Promise and produced in association with ASU's Global Futures Laboratory.
Staff fill boxes with food at Pittsburgh area food bank

As the need for food continued to grow during the pandemic, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank called on the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and opened an additional, temporary food box packing site. Food access, food security, nutrition, and environmental justice challenges are among the topics our fellows will explore in their stories this summer. (Melissa Murray/Creative Commons)

Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
Four students will produce stories at the nexus of food security, agriculture, and nutrition, and work under the guidance of GW’s National Geographic Professor of Science Communication, Lisa Palmer.
Wild fire and smoke eclipse an expanse of forest.

(NPS Climate Change Response/Flickr)

University of Rhode Island
Climate change affects us all in different ways. Here are five tips to reach your audience most directly.
George Washington University
Marine scientists are using information collected by everyday people to monitor sharks in the face of climate change.
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
Environmental justice has a seat at the head table with new EPA Administrator Michael Regan, in our latest episode of Peril & Promise.

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