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Frontiers: Engaging Audiences in the Anthropocene (Patrick Hamilton)

Date: 03/10/2010

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: IonE Seminar Room R380 Vocational-Technical Education

Cost: Free


“Engaging Audiences in the Anthropocene”
Patrick Hamilton, Director of Environmental Sciences and Earth-System Science, Science Museum of Minnesota

We live in a world being thoroughly reconfigured by human activity. Humans cumulatively have set in motion global changes that will reverberate for millennia. The term Anthropocene is being used to describe this new geologic epoch in Earth history, where humans are the dominant agents of planetary change. Global change scientific research is evolving rapidly, but the U.S. public’s awareness of and concern about global environmental issues has not kept pace, hindering the formulation of corrective societal actions. How might scientific and informal education institutions work together to help advance how solutions to pressing environmental problems are communicated and discussed by citizens and decision makers?


Watch live via UMConnect: http://umconnect.umn.edu/IonEFrontiers


The Institute on the Environment is breathing new life into the old lecture series. Frontiers in the Environment explores the frontiers of knowledge in climate change, renewable energy, land use, food security and many other environmental hot topics. Our speakers go easy on the PowerPoint slides and heavy on the big ideas. They provide the audience with a true understanding of the issue, its global significance and breakthroughs on the horizon. Join us Wednesdays for a presentation and Q&A session, followed by a casual get-together in the IonE Commons. The lectures also air live on the Web and are archived for future viewing.



  • Name: Stephanie Szurek
  • E-mail: sjszurek@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: Institute on the Environment

More information: http://environment.umn.edu/news_events/events/frontiers.html

Disability Options:

Room is handicap accessible.

Event Recording: http://umconnect.umn.edu/IonEFrontiers

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