CAM in actionWe have found the CAM approach of integrating media production into climate change education to be very effective at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate student levels.
Examples of CAM in action include:
In the first half of the course, students examine scientific concepts drawn from diverse fields, including atmospheric science, physical climatology, biogeochemistry, and ecology. Students learn about current and projected climate change and its impacts though inquiry-based analysis of climate data and visualization resources. The course then focuses on communication and policy solutions as they relate to climate change. Students work together in teams to produce a short video conveying their own perspective on a climate change science topic and its implications for society. Through this project, students both engage with science content and also improve their literacy in a medium that is emerging as a major means of communication. This literacy provides a means to:
- Become more sophisticated consumers of media related to climate change
- Provide a vehicle for active exploration and learning about climate change science
- Empower students to join the larger societal conversation about climate change
More information and resources used in this course can be found here.
Youth Educating the Public.