In the U.S., there is an urgent need for improved education in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. STEAM education is necessary for our country to remain a leader in the global marketplace, but more importantly, this focused education is imperative to our changing planet. Climate change has already given rise to many devastating alterations to our climate system and will continue to drastically change the world that we all know. In order to mitigate and adapt to climate change, we need to foster leaders and innovators. We need to encourage “big-thinkers” who are well versed in science and technology, who are capable of dreaming big AND designing tangible solutions to issues surrounding energy use, agriculture, sea level rise, and increased extreme weather events.
The Human Impacts Institute is traveling to Boston, Massachusetts where we will host an evening event dedicated to examining education for a changing climate. Join us for an evening of engaging discussion from a diversity of Boston’s community leaders and thinkers and thought-provoking performances from local artists dedicated to shedding some light on environmental and educational issues.