Climate Generations Webinar – October 22nd, 2020

"What Do We Tell The Kids -- and What Are They Telling Us? -- Generational Perspectives and the Climate Crisis."

A Free Online Global Webinar
Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:00-8:00 PM USET

Are you concerned about global warming and the climate crisis, and looking for solutions that involve people of all ages? 

If your answer is “yes,” then you are invited to join others from around the world — on Thurday, October 22, from 6-8 PM USET — for a free, live, expert-led interactive webinar — about how different “Climate Generations” can work together for climate solutions.

This page, as you scroll down: (1) tells about the webinar presenters; (2) tells why this topic is so important and timely; and (3) gives program details, sponsors, and contact information.

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Dana Fisher is a dynamic speaker and author. She is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland. Her research explores democracy, civic participation, activism, and environmental policymaking, with recent studies focusing on the youth climate movement and the American Resistance. Media appearances include CNN, MSNBC, PBS Newshour, and programs on BBC and NPR. She has authored more than sixty research papers and book chapters. American Resistance: from the Women’s March to the Blue Wave (Columbia University Press 2019) is her sixth book.

Danielle F. Lawson, PhD

Danielle Lawson is an assistant professor of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management and Science Education at Penn State University. Her interests include environmental education, intergenerational learning, and social justice. Her ground-breaking study, “Children can foster climate change concern among parents,” was recently published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Host: West Virginia Center on Climate Change ("WV3C") Staff Ash Cutright

Ash Cutright (uses they/them/their) has a BS in Atmospheric Science from Penn State World Campus, and will be graduating in 2021 from Western Governors University with a degree in Data Analysis and Fundamentals. They are the current President of Morgantown Pride, student representative for the American Meteorology Society’s Board of Early Career Professionals, and serves on the Morgantown Human Rights Commission.

Discussion Leader: Sarah Cross

Sarah Cross is Campaigns Coordinator for the West Virginia Rivers Coalition. Sarah earned a BA in Environmental Studies at the University of Montana, a MS in Agriculture from West Virginia University, and a PhD in Education from Ohio University, where she researched the use of socioscientific issues to promote scientific literacy. 

Registrants will receive an e-mail acknowledgment and program link (if not, check your spam folder). A program recording, slides, and references will be available to registrants.

Why is the “Climate Generations” topic so important and timely?

Our society’s children are encountering a global emergency that they did not create — yet it is precisely their future that is most at stake. Young people worldwide are urgently calling for climate action.  

Adults — parents and non-parents alike — are increasingly aware of the severity and urgency of global warming and the climate crisis. Older people realize that despite their best efforts, they will leave behind a deeply compromised planetary future. 

For all these climate generations all over the world — what strategies support hope and positive action?  How can understanding generational perspectives lead to better climate solutions?

Addressing these timely and important questions is the goal of the October 22, 2020 “Climate Generations” webinar. Please join us to learn from expert presentations, and to share comments and questions with the presenters. 

REGISTRATION: We expect substantial interest in this program — to assure a space, please register now. We do not share your information.  You will receive an acknowledgement message with a Zoom link to the October 22 program (check spam folder). Reminder emails will be sent before the program. If you are unable to attend, a recording, slides, and links to scientific references will be available.

This webinar is organized by the West Virginia Center on Climate Change (“WV3C”), a project of Friends of Blackwater, in partnership with the West Virginia Rivers Coalition and the WV Citizen Action Education Fund, with support from the Appalachian Stewardship Foundation.

Please share this announcement with climate-concerned friends and colleagues — of all generations!

For more information, contact Ash Cutright, West Virginia Center on Climate Change,, 304-376-0702.