food and water security, biodiversity and health. Solutions are already available, and the economics of mitigating issues of climate-related disasters now rather than later will be discussed. Note: If after taking this course you want to learn more, consider registering for the five session course Climate Change: Impact and Solutions offered in April.
This course is a more in depth look at climate change as first presented in the winter course Climate Change: Already in Your Neighborhood. Take a closer look at climate’s impact on weather, human and animal well-being, agriculture, food and water security and even your home garden. The good news is that there are tools available right now that will help us all adapt to climate change. Along with presentations and discussions of the solutions that are possible at the state, local and individual/family levels, you will consider the economic and social cost/benefit of climate action. There will be ample opportunity in each session to discuss and ask questions.
NOTE: The one-session class (XE-702) is not a pre-requisite for this class. This course will provide additional detail without being redundant. Instructor: Sara Via, Ph.D.
Are you concerned about what’s happening with our environment and want to know what can be done about it? The Legacy Leadership Environmental Institute is an educational program that provides you with briefings from experts at NASA, NOAA, University of Maryland, and other agencies. Representatives explain global climate change, sustainability, earth systems science, and best practices on leaving an environmental legacy. This course also covers regional ecology, local government’s eco-efforts, personal non-positional leadership training, and an introduction to local nature and environmental organizations’ volunteer possibilties.
NASA Visits: Feb. 14 & 21 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (transportation by carpool).
Class for ages 18 and above.