News Jan 18, 2012
Climate in Classrooms
Maxwell Boykoff. View Biography
By Andrew Revkin
There’s much to explore about the challenges in teaching about the evolving relationship between people and their climate.
This subject was once pretty straightforward. After all, it was a relationship that was largely a one-way phenomenon. Climate changed. People adapted or moved. (The extraordinary books of Brian Fagan are an ideal guide.) ...
One such experiment is a new course at the University of Colorado, “Inside the Greenhouse,” that’s focused on the second area — the interface of climate and society. The course melds the arts and environmental studies. Here’s more on the course from one of its creators, Maxwell Boykoff, an assistant professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado (and author of a valuable new book on climate in the press):
This week, at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Professor Beth Osnes from the Department of Theater and Dance and I begin teaching a new interdisciplinary course called ‘Inside the Greenhouse.’ (We are embarking on this interdisciplinary effort thanks to funding from local residents Grace and Gordon Gamm.)
News Source: The Opinion Pages, New York Times
ENVS Faculty: Maxwell Boykoff
ENVS News Category: Media Story
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