Your Name and Title: Carolyn Stevenson, Ed.D, Director of Education

School, Library, Museum, or Organization Name (if applicable): SeaTrust Institute

Co-Presenter Name(s): Lynn Wilson, Daniel Reed, Jennifer Mwangi, Elise Kittrell

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: United States

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Educators, administrators, youth coordinators, individuals interested in climate change issues and environmental education

Short Session Description (one line): Living the DREAM: Creating AWARENESS through Environmental Education

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

Showcasing SeaTrust Institute's global internship program and recent work in Lower Zambezi, it provides an overview of the Halcyon Adaptation Scenario which is used to frame research and educational programs. The Halcyon Adaptation Scenario is a locally based process to enable communities to build their own environmental change adaptation scenario that addresses critical social, economic and political concerns in the context of global, regional, local and anecdotal climate change and health data. 

A program for pre-university students, AWARE (Action Within a Resilient Environment), will be presented highlighting ways youth aged 14 – university level engage in climate change research impacting their local communities and ways their research is presented to their local communities. The internship and AWARE experiences provide a way to promote education in action by focusing around a theme that is local to global to back again. All students connect through Sea Trust Institute’s Global Internship Program promoting collaboration with students around the world who share similar interests in environmental issues.


Also highlighted in the presentation is DREAM   - Discovering and Rethinking Environmental Adaptation Methods(SM). DREAM  is a model for learning and implementation for youth who are working with SeaTrust Institute to work with the interconnected web of environmental resilience through applications of knowledge that are directly meaningful to their communities, careers, and lives.  Supporting both the AWARE and Internship processes, DREAM takes students through the iterative cycles of questioning, selecting resources, prioritizing information, researching and presenting, following the Halcyon Adaptation process used in communities to facilitate building climate change and environmental adaptation scenario

This session will provide participants with information on how to create and implement global capacity building education and research projects with youth and university level students. Additionally participants will learn about publishing opportunities including youth contributions, in an upcoming book Promoting Climate Change Awareness through Environmental Education  to be published by IGI Global in Spring 2015. Editors: Lynn Wilson, Ph.D. and Carolyn Stevenson Ed.D.

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

Full information on the Call for Chapter proposals for Promoting Climate Change Awareness through Environmental Education appears at  

SeaTrust Institute: http://www

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