Research on Climate Change Instruction in Biology

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Spring 3-22-2022


Climate change instruction is well established and researched in geosciences, yet it is a highly interdisciplinary topic. The countless documented impacts on living things from climate change hints that life sciences fields would exhibit similar devotion to instruction and research. However, education research on climate change instruction in biology classrooms is limited. In her keynote, Dr. Emily Holt will discuss the path her lab at UNC has taken to help describe what biology students are being taught, what they know following this instruction, and how we can better measure and encourage future climate literacy in biology.