trees_optCarbon Smarts Conference:

Learning Science on the Go 

Oct. 20-21, 2011

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Inn and Conference Center

Lowell, MA 01854

Register on-line for the conference.

Thursday, October 20, 2011
6:00 - 6:45 p.m. Registration and Reception
6:45 - 7:30 p.m.  Dinner 

Climate Change Science

  1. What scientific concepts are critical for the general public to understand in order to have an impact on climate change?
  2. What depth or detail of science is most effective for a general adult population?
  3. To what extent do individuals need to understand the nature of science as compared to scientific concepts?
  4. To what extent should the public understand the nature of science?


David Lustick, UMass Lowell

Ellen L. Mecray, NOAA

Geoffrey Haines-Stiles,Filmmaker

7:30 - 8:20 p.m.  Viewing: Earth: The Operators' Manual
8:20 - 9:00 p.m.  Question & Answer Session 
Friday, October 21, 2011  
7:30 a.m.  Registration Opens 
7:30 - 8:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast 
8:45 - 9:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks

Marty Meehan, Chancellor, UMass Lowell

David Lustick, UMass Lowell

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Address: Risk, 

Concern, and Trust

Keynote Speaker:

Anthony Leiserowitz,Yale University

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Informal Science Learning As A Bridge Between Disciplines
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Out Of Home Media, Marketing, & Selling Science
12:30 p.m.  Lunch
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Broader Considerations
2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Funding Opportunities For The Public Understanding Of Science
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.  Concluding Remarks, Conference Evaluation, and Future Communication

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This conference is sponsored by the National Science Foundation


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1049317.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.