Deliberating Environmental Issues - EIF and Higher Education


Date and Time:

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 4:00pm to 5:00pm


Climate change, drought, energy, biodiversity.... How can we facilitate civic deliberation about controversial issues like these on our college campuses? NAAEE and the Kettering Foundation created the Environmental Issues Forums (EIF) to help. Join this webinar to learn more about EIF, the newly published issue guide Climate Choices: How Do We Meet the Challenge of a Warming Planet?, and how faculty at UW Stevens Point and Eastern Kentucky University are integrating deliberations in their coursework. 

This webinar occured on Wednesday, August 24th, at 4:00 PM EDT.


Billy Bennett: Billy is a certified Master Environmental Educator in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He has been involved  in Enviromental a education for 10 years and serves as the vice chair of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education.

Becca Franzen: Becca is an assistant professor of environmental education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, holding a dual role as staff of the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education and teaching faculty in the College of Natural Resources. Becca teaches undergraduate courses, advises graduate students, reviews environmental science teaching license applications, coordinates the Teacher Educator Network for Environmental Education, and works with Green and Healthy Schools Wisconsin. She also serves as a moderator for the Higher Education eePRO group.

Melinda Wilder: Melinda is currently the Director of the Division of Natural Areas and a full professor in science education at Eastern Kentucky University. She teaches environmental and science education courses for undergraduate and graduate students.  Her previous work experience includes teaching middle grades science and mathematics and working in recreation resource management.

Watch the recording on YouTube.



Contact Name:

Bora Simmons