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* New NSF-Supported Climate Leaders Academy at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University was recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation that will substantially support interdisciplinary climate change learning and leadership. The first co-hort of selected students recently completed a climate change intensive workshop from June 8-11, held at our partner institution, Michigan Technological University’s Ford Center campus in the Michigan. The Workshop brought together a diverse range of climate professionals from across the U.S. to advance climate change learning on a number of topics and advance the professional development skills of our students.  To further improve modes of education and participatory learning on these topics, we engaged with Pablo Suarez of the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Center and Boston University (another partner University of the Climate Leaders’ Academy) and GoodGames LLC to engage the students in learning that “ignites creativity.” A short video of these sessions and student feedback appears below.