Leaping to Solutions Climate Change Symposium
Climate Change SymposiumDate/Time
Saturday, February 29
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Climate change is a topic of daily conversation these days. Scientists have well-documented evidence that human activity, starting with the dawn of the industrial revolution, is the driving force behind these changes. During our November 2018 symposium, we touched on the topic of climate change and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Attendees genuinely appreciated the chance to hear the facts and gain a better understanding of climate change basics.
Based on that feedback, we’re focusing this symposium solely on climate change. Come join us on Leap Day, Saturday, February 29, 2020 to expand on the basics and have the chance to hear from local officials on how cities in the Tidewater area are preparing to mitigate the challenges associated with sea level rise. Full schedule and keynote speakers are listed below.
As an added bonus that day, Elizabeth River Project will host their 2nd Annual Youth Resilience Expo. See how students in grades K-12 envision solutions to address flooding, promote resilience actions and reduce their carbon footprint at their schools. We’ve built in extra time during lunch for symposium attendees to enjoy these innovative solutions.
Cost: $50 for members; $60 for not-yet-members
Registration includes lunch
|Time||Topic & Speaker|
|10:00-10:15 AM||Welcome from Norfolk City Council member, The Honorable Andria McClellan|
|10:15-11:15 AM||Dr. Michael Allen, Assistant Professor of Geography, Department of Political Science & Geography, Old Dominion University
Climate Science 2020: National Perspectives: Global Interactions
|11:20 AM-12:20 PM||Dr. Jeremy Hoffman, Chief Scientist at the Science Museum of Virginia
Preparing for a Hotter, Wetter, Sneezier, and Wheezier Virginia
|12:20-1:45 PM||Lunch and exploration of ERP’s Youth Resilience Expo|
|1:45-2:45 PM||Skip Stiles, Executive Director of Wetlands Watch, Responses to the Changes We are Seeing|
|2:55-3:55 PM||Moderated Panel
Kyle Spencer, City of Norfolk, Office of Resilience
Charles J. Bodnar and Sue E. Kriebal, City of Virginia Beach Public Works, Stormwater Engineering Center