Talking to Children about Climate Change: Action Over Angst
The Owl admits to a crush on the Town of Lincoln. Not only do they have amazing nature programs with Lincoln Land Conservation Trust (last night’s vernal pool presentation with former Weston Conservation Administrator Michele Grzenda–I do still mind that they stole her) and their Conservation Department (on Thursday they are talking bugs in winter), but there seem to be nonstop intellectual challenges on all fronts–inclusion, local farming–and now… their Mothers Out Front Lincoln is taking the word on climate action to the littles. Well, to you to take to the littles. Whatever you do, don’t let them read the Boston Globe’s article The Effects of Climate Change are Worse than We Thought, because that is a sure-fire way to not sleep at night.
Okay, I am moving on from angst to action, the first of which will be attending this zoom presentation on Thursday night, March 3rd at 7:30 pm. From the marketing materials:
“Harriet Shugarman, founder and director of ClimateMama and author of the 2020 book, How to Talk to Your Kids about Climate Change: Turning Angst into Action, will share information, ideas and advice from her more than 25 years of experience working on the climate crisis with governments, international organizations, and educational institutions as an economist, policy analyst, and educator. She will be joined by 2015 Concord Carlisle High School graduate, Sarena Sabine for an engaging conversation and online presentation. 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.”
Here is the signup page to register for the Zoom link for this free webinar.
Copies of Shugarman’s book are available in the Minuteman Network Library and can also be ordered from the Concord Bookshop. Shop local.
Be the change, Weston, and yes, start to crush on Lincoln.