EN-ROADS: A POWERFUL CLIMATE TOOL FOR ENHANCED UNDERSTANDING & INFORMED ACTION
WESTFIELD -- Westfield State University and its partners will host a free presentation of En-ROADS on Thursday, April 20th at 6:30 PM on campus in Wilson Hall Rm. 130. The program is designed for the general public, secondary teachers and students of all ages.
En-ROADS is an evidence-based global climate simulator that allows users to explore the impact of specific policies—such as electrifying transport, pricing carbon, and improving agricultural practices—on hundreds of factors like energy prices, temperature, air quality, and sea level rise.
Developed by Climate Interactive, the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative and Ventana Systems, En-ROADS helps people make connections between things they care about and the possibilities available to help ensure a resilient future. Users can quickly see the long-term effects of the global climate policies and actions they imagine.
Are you curious about which climate solutions are most impactful? Are you a teacher wondering how to enhance students’ learning about climate issues? This En-ROADS presentation will explore the benefits, challenges, and equity implications of a wide range of climate policies, while we work together to build a scenario for a better climate future.
The presentation will include information on using En-ROADS in classrooms and other community settings, and will help you understand actions you can take to address climate change.
Light refreshments will be provided
En-ROADS Leaders: Tom Rawson, a retired middle school science teacher, climate educator and En-ROADS Climate Ambassador; and Jane Heinze-Fry, environmental educator, special projects director for the Wade Institute for Science Education, and En-ROADS Climate Ambassador
Sponsored by: Westfield State University, Voices for Climate, and the Pioneer Valley STEM Network
Founded in 1839 by Horace Mann, Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public, co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender, or economic status. This spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vital community of engaged learners who become confident, capable individuals prepared for leadership and service to society. For more information on Westfield State University, visit www.westfield.ma.edu,www.twitter.com/westfieldstate, or https://www.facebook.com/WestfieldStateUniversity.