Terra.do Climate Change: Learning for Action
This week I started the Terra.do Climate Change: Learning for Action course. In this first week we had a welcome session, spending time in breakout rooms getting to know fellow Fellows, and a logistics session that introduced us to the online tools we'll be using (e.g. Zoom, Slack), the schedule, assignments etc. There are 150 of us in this cohort, Terra.do's largest yet.
Week 01 Intro and Logistics
Happy Friday, Salamanders Group 1!
I hope you are beginning to feel settled in to the course. I’ve enjoyed our interactions so far, and look forward to continuing to work with you throughout the course. Don’t forget to sign up for a chat with me if you haven’t already. Read on for a summary of this week and a look ahead to next week.
Looking back at Week 2:
Our second Group 1 climate lab session, recording here.
Dr. Chip Fletcher’s sobering and insightful whirlwind Climate Science 101 lecture, recording here.
A fantastic Community Hour on Emotional Resilience with Dr. Erin McKee will take place today and recording will be posted on slack afterwards.
Class 3 released on Tuesday, which compares different greenhouse gases through the global warming potential (GWP). It also covers the global carbon cycle.
Assignment 1 was due on Sunday 6th February. If you haven’t yet submitted this, please do so ASAP.
Assignment 2 was released today. This is your first team assignment and is due February 25th. Please check your team allocations here or in your slack DMs, and let me know immediately if you encounter any issues.
We announced the “Personal Reflections” series, which we encourage you to take a look at. It could be a useful conversation starter with your study pod.
Looking ahead to Week 3:
We’ll have our next Group 1 climate lab session on Tuesday at 9:00am EST / 7:30pm IST.
There will be no ‘guest talk’ next week, but instead a couple of opportunities to meet the course creators: Tuesday 23:30 PST and Wednesday 18:30 PST.
There will be an asynchronous “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session on climate science and modelling starting Tuesday 08:00 PST and going through Thursday 20:00 PST. This is not a “live event” as such, but a chance to ask questions of some experts via Slack on the #a-ama channel.
Our first optional deep dive lab, Thursday at 08:00 PDT, will cover the first three classes on climate science. Please attempt to have gone through the classes before attending this session, but do show up to the deep dive even if you haven't.
Class 4 will release on Tuesday and Class 5 will release on Friday. These cover the global and local impacts of climate change. This stuff can be emotionally taxing. Be sure to connect with me or your study pod if you want to talk about it.
That's all for now. Thanks for taking this journey with us!