On Monday, April 23rd Climate Science Alliance staff member Diane Terry was invited to present as a guest speaker for a Sustainable Development class at San Diego State University.
The Alliance sees art as a valuable tool for communicating climate science to diverse audiences by cutting across cultures, ages, education levels, and socioeconomic status. The way science is traditionally communicated—papers published in scientific journals, complex graphs, textbook terminology—is not always effective. We recognize that artists have the ability to tell the story of climate change in a way that invokes an emotional response, and can inspire action on both an individual and community level.
The presentation highlighted the numerous ways art is integrated in the Alliance’s work, including our Affiliated Artists program, the traveling “Art of Change” show, our Climate Kids program, and in training and community events.
The Climate Science Alliance thanks Professor Jessica Travis, a long-time Alliance partner, for providing us the opportunity to share our message with her students.
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