Professional Development

Climate Change & Policy Options

A Teacher & Student Workshop

Saturday, November 7
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
University of Southern California

$100 teacher stipends
sponsored by The Arsalyn Program
targeting support of high school interdisciplinary teams

Advance reading for Nov 7
The Collapse of Western Civilization
(an essay published as a small booklet)

Free Program - Registration Closed

USC Professors & Research Fellows
Steven Lamy, International Relations
Jon Lawhead, Philosophy and Earth Sciences
Karla Heidelberg, Biological Sciences and Environmental Studies

Your insights are requested…
USC has started a climate science project that supports dialog about teaching materials and strategies on climate change.  

Our first teacher -- and student -- workshop will open with a discussion of a provocative essay that is quite possibly the best current nexus of literature, history/govt/econ, and science:

The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future
by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway
...Is it a matter of professional and moral obligation that students deserve a chance to analyze this essay at some point in their high school career?  
...How does your high school instructional program support student analysis and opportunities to respond to issues and perspectives in this work of science-based historical fiction?

Climate Science & Policy Options
New Classroom Materials

Powerpoint: Nov 7 Overview

Powerpoint: Carbon Emissions Targets

For you & your students: see info about Friday, October 2 at USC

This program is made possible by the
Global Climate Project @SC

For more information, contact CALIS

Past Trainings


Made possible by the

Global Climate Project @SC

and sponsored by


The Arsalyn Program