Climate Change

June 27-July 1, 2022 | 9am - 3pm

The climate crisis is a pressing concern that looms over us, often creating anxiety and fear of the future. For most of us, we deal with that anxiety by simply not talking about it and trying not to think about it. Given the scale and the nature of the public conversation we've had so far, this is completely understandable.

However, we do have the tools to address the crisis - and those tools aren't difficult to understand. In this course, we'll focus on the major contributors to the climate crisis and the known ways we can address those contributors. We'll take a systems approach that will enable us to understand why, even though the solutions themselves are understood, it's so difficult to implement them.

By the end of the course, you'll have a strong understanding of the main drivers of the climate crisis and the solutions we know of now as well as possible new technologies that could help mitigate the crisis. You'll have the information and understanding needed to be more aware of the road ahead and how to help drive the changes we need to make.

Laptops or tablets, while not required, would be very helpful during the course.

Cost: $395 Early Bird. $450 after April 15, 2022
Ages: Students entering 7th-9th grades in the fall of 2022

Lunch is included!

Instructor: Dabney Standley
Standley background includes several years of teaching at independent schools on the East coast, followed by twenty years working for high technology companies. His work with game companies began at Broderbund software (makers of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? and Myst among many others) and concluded, before returning to teaching, at UK-based Caspian Learning. Along the way he led projects, developed corporate strategies and consulted for a number of companies including Apple, McGraw-Hill and SRI International, as well as a couple of UK-based start-up companies. Having taken twenty years to figure out how and when to return to the classroom, Standley is in his fifth year at SHC and is thrilled to be back. He teaches an introduction to programming class, economics, and AP human geography.

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