Undergraduate Expo begins with Educate2Act, water symposium, climate change teach-in

As part of the annual Undergraduate Expo, the Northern Arizona University Honors College will host an interdisciplinary climate change teach-in to encourage climate change conversations among faculty, staff, students and community members from disparate disciplines. The event will feature interdisciplinary talks and roundtables on climate change, emphasizing the importance of being scholarly, informative, practical, action-oriented, educational and discussion-based.

Presentations and roundtables will be on topics like teaching practices, research, science communication, community organization, direct action, infrastructure, vulnerable populations, local adaptation and indigenous perspectives relating to climate change. Presentations will last half an hour, with 10 minutes for questions, and roundtables will last 40 minutes.

The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 20 in the Kaibab Room in the University Union Field House. The event is free and open to the public, and participants can register to attend the teach-in online.

The College of Education is holding Educate2Act from 12 to 5 p.m. April 19, at Eastburn Education, room 190. This conference hosted focused on important issues in the field of education. The theme of the event is “Threads of Hope: Unstitching Privilege to Weave Diversity.” Students will present their ideas through talks, essays, workshops, videos, posters, and creative performances.

The Student Water Symposium, which coincides with Earth Week, allows undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines to share their research and collaborate on water resource issues. The keynote address will be given by Tim Palmer, author of “Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy.” See a full list of events and locations at the Student Water Symposium website.