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Seminar, Hannah Scherer- The Food-Energy-Water Nexus

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm MDT

Hannah Scherer, Department of Agricultural, Leadership and Community Education, Virginia Tech University

The Food-Energy-Water Nexus as a Context for Developing Systems Thinkers in the Geosciences

The importance of an earth systems approach to education has been well documented for K-12 science education, geoscience literacy, and geoscience workforce expertise. Inherent in this approach is the idea of learners’ systems thinking abilities, including student conceptualization of the Earth as a system and the role of humans in Earth system processes. The Food-Energy-Water-Nexus (FEW-Nexus) framework was developed as a way to understand the interplay between natural systems and their human dimensions in the space where these three resources, each vital to human society, intersect. In this seminar, I will discuss my work and current efforts of the National Collaborative for Research on Food, Energy, and Water Education within the context of opportunities for utilizing the FEW-Nexus framework within geoscience education to support systems thinking and geoscience learning.

When: September 21st, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM
Where: Zoom Link    Meeting ID: 918 5953 6382, no passcode