COSAM News Articles 2021 06 Recycle, reduce, reuse and communicate – COSAM’s Day After Earth Day event shares climate-based education with the community

Recycle, reduce, reuse and communicate – COSAM’s Day After Earth Day event shares climate-based education with the community

Published: 06/01/2021

By: Maria Gebhardt

“This event was a wonderful opportunity to promote conservation efforts to our entire community in a natural setting of the Davis Arboretum,” said Veronica Morin, assistant director of the Office of Outreach in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM).

With climate resilience video projects from Auburn’s first NRT-grant funded project running on the Jumbotron in the Davis Arboretum, families learned about an array of environmentally-friendly topics at Auburn University. 

“An essential part of this grant includes students communicating climate resiliency directly with members of our community,” explained Karen McNeal, the PI of the grant and the Molette Endowed Professor in the Department of Geosciences. “The students are increasing the overall awareness of climate-specific topics and engaging children in interactive demonstrations that help them learn about the environment.” 

Attendees could play games and build crafts with recycled materials, guess how many household produce an amount of recyclable items during a month for prizes, talk to a scientist, touch an Indigo snake, get up-close with bees and much more.


View the research videos of the students: 

 

 

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