Plans Underway for Global Climate Seminar at Northern Virginia Community College, April 21-23, 2016: Registration Closes March 4

By: David J. Smith, February 4, 2016

Plans are underway for Global Climate Change and Environmental Challenges: Approaches to Teaching in Community Colleges to be held April 21-23, 2016 at Northern Virginia imagesCommunity College (NOVA) in Alexandria, VA.  This unique and timely program will consider strategies that can be used in engaging students in considering the urgent challenges we face relative to climate change and other environmental challenges. Registration is open now and ends March 4.

The three-day seminar is part of the series of faculty professional development programs offered through NOVA’s Institute for Public Service.   Previously programs have been held on global peacebuilding (2014, 2015) and global health (2015).  Nearly 100 faculty from community colleges around the U.S. have attended these programs.

The agenda for the April program is being planned, but confirmed for the program include:

  • Edward Maibach, MPH, PhD (Director, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University)
  • Virginia Burkett, PhD (Associate director, Climate and Land Use Change, U.S. Geological Survey)
  • Judy Braus (Executive director, North American Association for Environmental Education)
  • Karin Russ, MS, RN (University of Maryland School of Nursing)
  • Randall Amster, JD, PhD (Director, Program on Justice and Peace, Georgetown University)

Site visits are scheduled for:

Registration, travel, and lodging information can be found here.

If you have questions about the program contact Linda Campos at or David  J. Smith at


Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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