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Environmental and Geoscience Workshops and Lectures for Students and Faculty

Workshops to inspire and inform your classroom.

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Can Nuclear Energy Solve the Climate Crisis?

Hosted by Richard Wolfson

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Given that fossil-fueled electricity generation accounts for about one-third of planet-warming global carbon emissions, might we help alleviate the climate crisis by getting more of our electricity from nuclear?

W. W. Norton author Richard Wolfson explores this question with a look at nuclear technology, its safety and its environmental impacts, its connection with nuclear weapons, and the prospect of building sufficient nuclear capacity to provide a significant drop in carbon emissions.

Richard is the author of the textbook, Energy, Environment, and Climate from W. W. Norton, and Nuclear Choices for the Twenty-first Century: A Citizen’s Guide published in 2021 by MIT Press.

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Environmental Justice in the U.S.: How Policy Can Help Shape a Better Future

Hosted by Daniel J. Sherman

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This student lecture from author Daniel Sherman will explore environmental justice concerns in the U.S. related to land ownership and use, pollution, environmental health and access to environmental amenities like parks and greenspaces.

We will consider the development of the environmental justice movement and ways in which environmental disparities are rooted in policies of the past and present. Finally, we’ll explore ways in which new policies can incorporate environmental justice concerns into government decision-making.

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Seed Money: Monsanto’s Past and Our Food Future

Hosted by Bartow J. Elmore

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W. W. Norton is pleased to offer a special virtual lecture and Q & A with award-winning scholar and teacher Bartow J. Elmore. His new book, Seed Money, is an authoritative history of Monsanto, a St. Louis chemical firm that became the world’s largest maker of genetically engineered seeds. In this 30-minute virtual lecture, Elmore will talk about the GMO revolution in food and what we can now say about it twenty-five years later.

Archived Events

"Environmental Justice in the U.S.: How Policy Can Help Shape a Better Future" Hosted by Daniel J. Sherman

This student lecture from author Daniel Sherman will explore environmental justice concerns in the U.S. related to land ownership and use, pollution, environmental health and access to environmental amenities like parks and greenspaces.

We will consider the development of the environmental justice movement and ways in which environmental disparities are rooted in policies of the past and present. Finally, we’ll explore ways in which new policies can incorporate environmental justice concerns into government decision-making.

"Seed Money: Monsanto’s Past and Our Food Future" Hosted by Bartow J. Elmore

W. W. Norton is pleased to offer a special virtual lecture and Q & A with award-winning scholar and teacher Bartow J. Elmore. His new book, Seed Money, is an authoritative history of Monsanto, a St. Louis chemical firm that became the world’s largest maker of genetically engineered seeds. In this 30-minute virtual lecture, Elmore will talk about the GMO revolution in food and what we can now say about it twenty-five years later.

"Growing a Revolution" Hosted by David R. Montgomery, October 2020

Norton author David R. Montgomery discusses his journey of traveling the world to meet farmers at the forefront of an agricultural movement to restore soil health. From Kansas to Ghana, he explains why adopting the three tenets of conservation agriculture—ditching the plow, planting cover crops, and growing a diversity of crops—is the solution.

"Environmental Policy, Impacts, and You" Hosted by Daniel J. Sherman, October 2020

Daniel J. Sherman, Director of the Sound Policy Institute, will illustrate the ways that environmental policies shape our individual and collective environmental impacts. He'll then reflect on the ways that individual actions can, in turn, influence the adoption of future environmental policies. This webinar is intended for students of environmental science.

"Online Assessment Activities for Environmental Science" Hosted by Stacy Loyal and Heidi Shadix, February 2021

Join us for a webinar on Norton's personal quizzing platform, InQuizitive. We'll show you how easy it is to setup a course that will motivate and engage your students outside of class. In addition to learning the science they'll need in InQuizitive, students will also have access to our What Would You Do? Decision-Making Activities, where they get to make decisions about environmental policy in a risk-free online environment.

"Transitioning to Teaching Geosciences" Hosted by Rob Bellinger, March 2020

We are hosting a webinar with Rob Bellinger, our geoscience media editor, on how best to implement existing Norton resources in an online class.

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(Montgomery Photo) Anne Biklé; (Sherman Photo) Christina Sherman; (Wolfson Photo) Photograph by James P. Blair
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