Now more than ever, educating ourselves, our students, and our community about climate change is essential to responsible stewardship of the earth.
A new initiative, introduced during the Spring 2017 semester, focuses on strategies for communicating the causes and effects of climate change. In line with our goals of academic and creative excellence, innovation, and empowering the student community, FIT is uniquely positioned to educate our students on this timely topic.
University of Alabama-Birmingham Professors James B. McClintock, one of the world’s foremost polar marine biologists, and Adam Vines, celebrated author and creative writing teacher, visited FIT in April.
McClintock enlisted the aid of Vines in writing two general-interest books based on field research, Lost Antarctica and A Naturalist Goes Fishing. Their work is a testament to the importance of interdisciplinarity and collaboration in communicating the science of climate change to a wider audience.
Faculty across the college were encouraged to include the topic of Climate Change, readings from the authors, and the Communicating Climate Change Student Project in their syllabi and classes during the Spring 2017 semester.
Supported by a grant from the FIT Sustainability Council.