"From Angst to Action: Talking to Our Children about the Climate Crisis"
The Center for Parents and Teachers presents an online webinar, "From Angst to Action: Talking to Our Children about the Climate Crisis," with advocate and author Harriet Shugarman in conversation with Serena Sabine.
The webinar will be held via Zoom on Thursday, March 3, at 7:30pm. This is a free event; please visit this sign-up page to register and receive the Zoom link.
Ms. Sugarman's book, How to Talk to Your Kids about Climate Change: Turning Angst Into Action, is available for purchase from the Concord Bookshop, scroll down for details.
About the program: 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 the presenters: Harriet Shugarman is Executive Director of ClimateMama, professor of Global Climate Change Policy and World Sustainability, and Chair of the Climate Reality Project, NYC Metro Chapter. She is a nationally recognized influencer, connector, and trusted messenger for parents on solutions to our climate crisis. A recipient of the prestigious Climate Reality Green Ring Award and praised by Al Gore as "an outstanding Climate Reality Leader who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to her role as a climate communicator and activist." She lives in New York and shares her message of hope and action at ClimateMama.
Sarena Sabine 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 CCHS in 2015, and from Bowdoin College with honors in 2019 with a major in Psychology and Environmental Studies. She has 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.