Leon Walls: Beating Climate Change: The Case for Diversity and Science Education
In this talk I discuss how the fight against climate change in the U. S. requires not only all hands on deck, meaning utilizing ALL of our human capital, but also will require looking at the role of K-12 science education differently as well.
Leon Walls is an Associate Professor of Elementary Science Education in the College of Education and Social Services (CESS). Besides teacher education and education for sustainable development (ESD), his research interests also include the nature of science (NOS), and multicultural science education with a specific focus on K-6 children of color. In addition to his Ph.D. in Geoenvironmental Science Education from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, Dr. Walls also holds a B. S. in Electrical Engineering from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX., a former middle school science teacher in Milwaukee, WI and is currently a Sustainability Fellow at the University of Vermont
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