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UMN Center for Changing Landscapes Presents - Using Storytelling to Foster Environmental Engagement
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When: January 12, 2018
Where: Minnesota State Capitol
L’Etoile du Nord Vault Room
75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
St. Paul 55155
United States
Contact: Emily Green - UMN Center for Changing Landscapes

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Using Storytelling to Foster Environmental Engagement

CLIMATE CONNECTIONS -- Continental breakfast and discussion

Jan 12, 2018 8:30 - 9:45am

L’Etoile du Nord Vault Room
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
St. Paul MN 55155

(Accessible from Green line and many Metro Transit bus routes. Street parking also available)

Storytelling can be a powerful tool for connecting people and fostering civic engagement. Many organizations are now recognizing the power of storytelling for educating and raising awareness on environmental challenges and stimulating individual and collective actions. We invite you to join us for a continental breakfast discussion and presentation of some unique locally based storytelling efforts by:

Josthna Harris, Public Engagement Manager with Climate Generation.
Among her responsibilities, Josthna Harris works with the Climate Stories program, designed to invite storytelling as a means of making climate change personal and relevant to people.

Rebecca Montgomery, University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources and Founder of The Backyard Phenology program. The Backyard Phenology program brings art, science, and place-based observations together to catalyze awareness of and action on climate change. Among its components, the program uses the Climate Chasers mobile lab to record and share stories of people’s observations and perceptions about our changing climate.

Jennifer Tonko, Minnesota Humanities Center
Jennifer Tonko coordinates the We Are Water MN* traveling exhibit, which explores the connections between the humanities and water through sharing and inviting stories about people’s experiences with and the meaning they find in water.


This event is hosted by The UMN Center for Changing Landscapes which offers social science research, conservation program evaluation, community assessment training, and other services to natural resource agencies, nonprofit organizations, and communities throughout Minnesota and beyond. A primary goal is to empower communities, citizens, leaders, and environmental managers in inclusive and visionary planning, design, and problem solving for sustainable and equitable futures. The CLIMATE CONNECTIONS series aims to create a forum for Minnesotans to network, exchange information, and forge new or strengthened collaborations in relation to climate change work.

Contact Emily Green for additional event and registration information.

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