education

In times of crisis, whether our current pandemic or a natural disaster, how should social scientists manage their research of human subjects? (Lisa Shoning-Young/Creative Commons)

Research Director for Sustainable GW | George Washington University
Given the ongoing crisis, many faculty and researchers are launching projects that deal with disasters. But a key question for social scientists working with human research subjects is how to conduct research in these conditions.
straight road looking into the distance with storm clouds overhead

The road ahead for both COVID-19 and climate change is stormy, but with science and facts by our side we can find solutions to both.

Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
How can we apply the lessons we are learning now to the next looming threat — climate change — recognizing that it will, by necessity, take a back seat until the current health emergency and economic crisis subside?

What can we learn from the pandemic to create a world that embodies the Sustainable Development Goals?

Director, GW Office of Sustainability | Co-Director, SustainableGW
As we are adapting to the stay-home realities of a global pandemic, we are having a first-hand experience of global change. In the chaos we may find confusion, anxiety, and new ways to cope. But we also can find a learning moment.

How are college students handling the transition to all e-learning? Six students at SUNY Plattsburgh provided an update.

SUNY Plattsburgh
SUNY Plattsburgh professor Curt Gervich interviewed six environmental science and studies students to find out how they are adapting to college life in the time of COVID-19 — and what we can learn from their experiences.

Marina Minic, UW-Madison junior enjoying a locally-grown apple from Madison's Late Winter Market. (Molly DeVore/University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison
A University of Wisconsin-Madison program for beginning dairy and livestock farmers is teaching sustainable agricultural practices, which can both help students find an economic niche and benefit the environment.
Planet Forward Correspondent | The George Washington University
As you walk into the chimpanzee sanctuary, you pass the sign, “Change Starts with Kids" reflecting the importance of education to their core mission.
Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
Composting is one of the most attainable steps for people on the path to a more sustainable lifestyle, but many find the process intimidating. This inspiring podcast breaks down composting for you.

A science classroom in Evanston Township High School where Marla Isaacs, a biology teacher, encourages respectful conversations when teaching about climate change, no matter what their opinion is. (Natalie Chun/Northwestern University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northwestern University
“It's just a statement,” teacher Anna Kraftson said of climate change. “There's data. It's not like ‘I believe in this’ or ‘I don't believe in this.’"

(Reed Hutton/Middlebury College)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Middlebury College
How can we integrate everyone in outdoor recreation? It starts with positive changes in leadership — both coaches and role models.
The George Washington University
The power of critical thinking applied to your plate may have surprising ramifications.

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