Climate Change Teach In

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Teach-In 10am-4 pm:

  • A series of short, 30 minute presentations from UI faculty and staff explaining climate change and other environmental challenges.  Featuring speakers from Anthropology, Public Health, Biology, UI Libraries, IIHR, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Geographical and Sustainability Sciences
    • 10:00 am - Manure Matters, Chris Jones, IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering
    • 10:30 am - The Tree of Life:  What We Know And Why It Matters, John Logsdon, Biology
    • 11:00 am - Climate Science & Policy:  Navigating The Flood of Information, Laurie Neuerburg & Brett Cloyd, Libraries
    • 11:30 am - Mitigating Climate Change Is The Greatest Health Opportunity Of Our Century, Peter Thorne, Public Health
    • 12:00 pm - What Does Climate Change Mean For Our Water Resources?, Dave Cwiertny, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • 12:30 pm - Climate Quiz:  A Fun Interactive Quiz To Text And Expand Your Climate Knowledge, Charlie Stanier, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
    • 1:00 pm - What Your Bathtub (yes, I said bathtub!) Can Teach You About Climate Change, Michelle Scherer, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • 1:30 pm - Lessons From The Past:  Using Archaeology To Examine Key Human-Environmental Relationships, Matt Hill, Anthropology
    • 2:00 pm - Nearly 40 Years Of Iowa Renewable And Sustainable Energy Policy:  The Nation's First Renewable Energy Mandate Was Passed In 1983 In Iowa, David Osterberg, Occupational and Environmental Health
    • 2:30 pm - Health Benefits of a Healthy Landscape Campus, Dave Brown, UI Landscape Services
    • 3:00 pm - How Did CO2 Get Locked Up In Fossils In The First Place?, Erin Irish, Biology
    • 3:30 pm - The Status Of The Paris Agreement In 2021, Silvia Secchi, Geographical and Sustainability Sciences

Keynote Address 4pm-5pm:

  • "Imagine Earth Day 2070" by Professor Jerry Schnoor

On Demand Events:

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Erin Irish in advance at 319-335-2582 or erin-irish@uiowa.edu.