Beyond Despair: Next Steps for Environmental Humanities

This grant supports “Thinking Beyond Despair: Next Steps for Environmental Humanities” a multifaceted initiative intended to focus discussion and tangible impact on how environmental issues are being taught in the classroom, and the role of the humanities in those critical discussions.  The initiative launches with a visual arts exhibit, curated and juried by the Visual Art Exchange, the production/distribution of an 8-part podcast series, and creation of pedagogical tools and education resources for k-12 classrooms, as well as a public documentary screening. This work culminates in a two-day convening April 3-5, 2019 of experts from across the country at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The summit features a dynamic blend of discussions, presentations, and exhibits along with site excursions to ground the conceptual in the practical and demonstrate how global issues find expression in local activities.

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