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Connecting Education to Climate Action in Michigan


Tuesday, October 17, 2023
4:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. EDT


DeVos Center Hager-Lubbers Hall (next to Loosemore Auditorium)
Grand Rapids, MI
United States

Education is crucial to shaping effective responses to climate change and developing the skills of the next generation of leaders to empower personal and collective action. This call to action will explore how educators can build on and transform Michiganders' existing climate beliefs, illustrate collaborative models for new partnerships to support teachers and students, and provide examples from Michigan universities leading on climate. 

This keynote presentation, part of the Climate Change Education Solutions Network's 2023 Summit at Grand Valley State University, will be delivered by MiCAN's very own Denise Keele! To see the full Summit schedule and register, visit the CCESS website.


Denise Keele received her doctorate in Environmental Politics from Syracuse University and was an Associate Professor of Political Science at Western Michigan University.  At WMU, she chaired the interdisciplinary Climate Change Working Group, bringing over one hundred faculty, students, and staff together to create and implement several academic and outreach programs, including a minor in climate change studies. Keele was honored with an inaugural Climate Champion award from the Michigan Climate Action Network in 2021, and now serves as the Director of the organization.


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