For up to date information, eventbrite registration (FREE , not required), and zoom links, please visit this website: https://www.mtu.edu/greatlakes/about/world-water-day/ If you have any trouble connecting, feel free to call me at 906-369-1121. Your students may find the Youth Speaker especially engaging. There will be time for Q & A.
Monday, March 23, 4 pm EDT
Keynote Lecture by Dr. Joellen Russell
Climate and the Deep Blue Sea
The ocean is changing rapidly, taking up heat and carbon that would otherwise be warming Michigan and Arizona and the rest of the globe. Come hear how University of Arizona oceanographer, Prof. Joellen Russell, is using robot floats and supercomputers to measure the ocean and predict future climate.
Tuesday, March 24, 12:30 pm EDT
Youth Keynote Lecture by Sophia Kianni
Climate Advocacy and Youth Leadership: If Adults Won’t Take Action to Protect Our Future, Youth Will”
Sign up on Eventbrite:
Youth speaker Sophia Kianni will also give her address about climate advocacy and her experiences as a youth leader by Zoom March 24 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Kianni is a youth climate activist based in Washington D.C., working with Fridays for Future, This is Zero Hour and Extinction Rebellion as an international spokesperson. Kianni’s address will be recorded and captioned so that those who are unable to make the live event can watch it later.
The World Water Day 2020 art show features “Environmental Graphiti”—a series of digital paintings by Alisa Singer. Singer’s works were created to enhance public awareness of the science of climate change. Each of the 23 works of art is derived from a chart, graph, map, word or number relating to a key fact about climate change. Use the interactive campus map to take a virtual tour of the exhibit.